Six years ago, agents at New Perspective Real Estate (NPRE) decided to do a food drive to give back to the community. They’re now in their seventh year, and the effort has been growing every year. Over 50,000 meals were donated last year and their goal is to reach or exceed 60,000 meals this year, says Megan Davis, NPRE office manager.
On Saturday, Sept. 30, community volunteers will deliver food donation bags to Stapleton homes. Neighborhood kids, parents, grandparents, student clubs and athletic teams have helped distribute and pick up the bags in prior years.
Residents are asked to fill the bags with non-perishable items and leave them out for pick-up before 9am on Saturday, Oct. 7. Full bags can also be dropped off at participating local business locations through Oct. 9.
Donated food goes to food pantries at local schools and to Food Bank of the Rockies. Cash donations to the food bank or to a local school’s food pantry are also accepted. For more information, including drop-off locations and making an online cash donation, visit www.stapletonfooddrive.com.