Colorado Springs, CO, June 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- During the months of June, July and August, Care and Share is enlisting the help of local businesses and media outlets to get the word out about summer hunger. One of those businesses is Champion Windows in Colorado Springs. From now until Labor Day weekend, their billboards and radio ads are raising awareness with their “Close the Window on Hunger” campaign for Care and Share.
"It’s surprising, but true," states Matt Colligan, District Manager of Champion Windows, "1 in 4 kids in the Care and Share service area goes hungry." During the school year, these children have a free lunch at school and each Friday they take a backpack of food home to tide them over during the weekend.
When summer vacation rolls around, most kids can’t wait for school to be over. However, hungry kids can’t wait for school to begin. While local school districts have recognized this need and opened some schools to serve lunches, there is still a need for Care and Share to fill in the gap.
In order for Care and Share to put together the ingredients for healthy, kid-pleasing meals, they need your help in collecting the following items:
- Peanut Butter
- Canned fruit
- Mac & Cheese
- Powdered milk
Pyramid provides place for plethora of peanut butter.
Champion Windows is even building a Pyramid of Peanut Butter in their showroom to have some fun and give the community a central place to drop off their donations. The Champion Windows showroom is located at 4610 N Chestnut St., just off Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs.
For more information about Champion’s efforts to help Care and Share, go to championwindow.com/coloradosprings or check out Champion Windows-Colorado Springs (their Facebook page) to see some fun videos and photos that record the progress of the Pyramid of Peanut Butter.