Greenwood Village, CO, April 05, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Award & Sign is teaming up with Food Bank of the Rockies to sponsor their “Spring it Forward” virtual food drive this April. Monetary donations received through this drive will go directly towards feeding those in need throughout Colorado.
Hunger in Colorado is a serious issue. One in seven residents in the state are categorized as “food insecure;” a number that Food Bank of the Rockies has been fighting since 1978. Of the households served by FBR, 49 percent have reported having to choose between paying for food or their utilities.
“Two of our core values at Award & Sign are awareness and responsibility, and those values extend to the interaction we have with our community,” said Janelle Manning, Chief Operating Officer. “By partnering with Food Bank of the Rockies for this drive we are hoping to raise awareness about hunger in Colorado, and we want to take some responsibility to help ease the burden of those in need.”
“We are grateful to Award and Sign for hosting this virtual food drive and raising awareness about hunger during the spring. Many families face additional struggle to put food on the table during spring and summer breaks when school meals are not available. These contributions will go a long way during a difficult season and we thank everyone for participating,” said Kevin Seggelke, President and CEO, Food Bank of the Rockies.
In contrast to traditional food drives, a virtual food drive accepts monetary donations that will be used to purchase food for the needy. With their network of donors and suppliers they are able to stretch your contribution significantly, providing an average of five pounds of food per 1 dollar donation.
A contribution during the month of April means much needed help and hope for those who need it. To donate online visit: http://fbr.convio.net/goto/awardandsign. You can also make a donation in person by visiting Award & Sign at 6801 S Dayton Street in Greenwood Village, CO.