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Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk Family and Intercultural Resource Center General Assistance Coordinator Cat Morrison stocks some donated food in the community food bank Tuesday morning.
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DILLON – For the next month, placing a classified with the Summit Daily News will help to feed hungry mouths in the community. The Daily has teamed up with the nonprofit Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) in Dillon to help fill Summit County’s food bank for the winter season.From Nov. 15 to Dec. 18, anyone who places a private ad will receive two dollars off the cost of the ad for every item donated, with a maximum deduction of eight dollars.Commercial classified ads and swap ads are not included in the promotion and the discount only applies to ads placed in person at the Summit Daily News office in Frisco.

Christina Carlson, executive director of the FIRC, said this is an important time to make sure supplies are plentiful.”This is (the busiest time of the year) with the holidays and everything. People are getting back to work, but it’s slow and resort jobs haven’t fully kicked in,” said Carlson.Carlson said the food bank can take just about anything, as long as it has a date stamp on it, which is mandated by the law. “We like it to be stuff that’s high in protein, stuff that’s good to be serving to kids and families, “said Carlson. We also need diapers, formula and baby food, that’s a huge need we always have.”

The food bank relies solely on donations and doesn’t purchase anything to help keep its cupboards stocked.Carlson said City Market often gives the bank its overflow and community groups usually run food drives throughout the year, but this is the first time the newspaper has jumped onboard.”It’s a great way for the Daily to give back to the community and a great way to continue to serve our families in need.”The food bank is open to anybody in Summit County who comes in and fills out a general assistance form. An appointment is not necessary, but is recommended to ensure enough time to take care of a person or family’s specific needs.



Nicole Formosa can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 229, or at nformosa@summitdaily.com


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