November Update: We Donated 4,000 Produce Boxes to Thornton Families in 4 Weeks

Originally published Sunday, November 29th 2020

In October we were thrilled to receive two grants totaling over $130,000 from the City of Thornton, Colorado. The grants, awarded as part of the CARES Act funding, allowed us to donate 4,000 produce boxes to Thornton residents in just three weeks.

According to the City of Thornton Community Connections Division, 91.28% of Thornton Elementary School students qualify for the free and reduced lunch program, the highest in District 12. Hunger Free Colorado reports that less than half of eligible Colorado student families have received or applied for Pandemic-EBT benefits, demonstrating a need for additional food assistance.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to give much-needed produce to our local Thornton community,” says Alexandra LittleJohn, our founder. “Donating boxes to those impacted by Covid-19 has been at the core of our mission from the beginning, and we’re grateful to the City of Thornton for making this huge contribution possible.”

While this year has been difficult for many, it has been rewarding in so many ways as well. We have provided almost 200,000 meals since we started this project. And we could not have done that without your support.⁠

We Still Need Your Help

We are asking for a $15 donation to our new GoFundMe to allow us to continue feeding families in need through this rough winter. The funds will help us host a holiday drive-thru farmers market to provide our community with healthy, delicious food this holiday season.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 in order to make at least 500 boxes for the drive thru farmers market! As a thank you for your donation, we will be giving every donor that gives $15 or more a copy of our amazing community cookbook.

Donate here.

 


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