Volunteers donate fresh veggies to food pantry

Posted at 11:52 AM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 13:52:15-04

A Denver food pantry received some fresh vegetables Tuesday from a community garden planted by Grow Local Colorado.

About 30 volunteers from Denver design firm, Stantec, showed up at Harvard Gulch Park on E. Iliff Avenue to help with the fall harvest.

"It feels great just to be able to put a little helping hand into Denver," Stantec employee volunteer, Jennifer Capobianco, said. "Denver is such a big city and we want to be able to do our part and serve the community."

Grow Local Colorado is volunteer based. Co-Director Barbara Masoner said they always need help this time of year.

"This is so important," Masoner said. "1 in 7 Coloradans is food insecure. That's means they're not sure where one of their meals is going to come from this month. So by having fresh produce, that is literally harvested that day, what a great boom that is for them."

It only took the group about 30 minutes to gather 195 pounds of fresh vegetables. All of it was taken to the nearby food pantry at University of Christ to help local families in need.

If you, or your company, would like to help the effort, contact Grow Local Colorado.