Donations go a long way: It was a good year for Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank

Belen Ward
bward@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 12/14/21

The Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank had a good year in 2021, helping communities with food and clothing. It also received a donation of 10, $25 dollar gift certificates from Paula Fenn, owner of …

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Donations go a long way: It was a good year for Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank

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The Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank had a good year in 2021, helping communities with food and clothing. It also received a donation of 10, $25 dollar gift certificates from Paula Fenn, owner of Halo Branded Solutions, through an organization called the Fort Lupton DJ Basin Safety Council.

“I have a place in my heart and know what’s it’s like to grow up hungry,” said Fenn. “My husband and I, before we moved here from Indiana, we started a food pantry there in Indiana and has expanded since then.”

Fenn also sits on the board with the DJ Basin Safety Council, which does safety presentations for companies such as OHSA.

“The donations come from the oil and gas companies, as well as other organizations. Every year, we raise money to help those in need. We also bought numerous gift cards and went to Wal-Mart and handed them out randomly to people, “ said Fenn.

In 2021, the food & clothing bank helped almost 7.900 people with food and clothing. It also sent 321 senior boxes of food to Columbine Court, a senior, low-income housing apartment, and 324 pounds of food to the Weld Re-8 schools. The food & clothing bank also partnered with Project Protect Food System Workers to take food to the migrant farmworkers in the Fort Lupton and Brighton areas, sending 252 boxes of food. Almost 300 veterans received food assistance from the food and clothing bank,

Fort Lupton’s food bank serves all of south Western Weld County and Brighton. Two food pantries closed because of the pandemic. Also, the food bank clocked in volunteer hours of people working at the food bank.

Mary Ellen Leblanc who is the president on the board of directors for the food bank said, nearly 11,000 hours of volunteers time.

To support the mission and sponsorship information, visit FLFCB.org/Sponsor or call 303-857-1096. The email is Hello@FLFCB.org.

Drop off donations between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 421 Denver Ave.

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