Jeffco Eats, a nonprofit on a mission to feed hungry school children and families in Jeffco, received a record-setting donation of 4,856 pounds of food Feb. 10.
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The donation was given by Aggregate Industries, a company that provides cement, aggregates, asphalt, concrete products and construction services for infrastructure projects around the world.
Office Manager Sarah Grega said Aggregate Industries has a main office is in Golden and operates a quarry in Morrison, so doing something to help Jefferson County was top of mind.
“We found out about Jeffco Eats and thought it would be a great way for us to help out and feed some kids in need,” she said. “We have about 25 plants across Colorado, and every single plant pitched in. We have drivers, laborers, loader operators and every employee started bringing stuff in.”
Grega said on the morning of Feb. 10, several drivers gathered up all of the donations and drove formed a convoy to bring everything to the United Methodist Church in Lakewood, where the donation was made.
Jeffco Eats describes itself as a mobile food pantry delivering weekly and year-round to over 27 schools. The organization also delivers year-round to seven Metro West Housing Section 8 communities and provides food to other nonprofits in need of greater amounts of food.
Learn more about Jeffco Eats at jeffcoeats.org.
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