Anita Overmyer: Food drive a success |

Anita Overmyer: Food drive a success

Anita Overmyer, Development Director
Family and Intercultural Resource Center

Thank you to all of you who made the Summit County Cares Food Drive a success this May. With your help, we were able to surpass last year’s totals (3,500 lbs.) and raise 5,000 lbs. of food and $5,444 in funds – $5,000 came from Peak One Surgery Center thanks to Lee Zimmerman.

One major improvement we made in the food drive this year was having volunteers from Vail Resorts and all the food banks stand outside of City Market every weekend of the month and hand out lists of the items needed. This proved to be very successful and is the only reason we were able to collect so many donations.

I cannot stress how much this food drive was needed. At the beginning of May, the food bank shelves were almost empty, and we started to see nearly 100 people a week needing food bank assistance. Without this food drive, we would have never been able to keep up with the demand and now we have a solid start to get us through June. I know Father Dyer was also very grateful for the food raised and we will be sharing the donations with Dillon Community Church to help with their supply as well.

Thank you again for your continued support of Summit County nonprofits and emergency assistance programs.

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