Food for the less fortunate

The holidays are a time of year when thoughts turn to family, friends and those less fortunate. The volunteers at the Durango Food Bank have been demonstrating this giving spirit for the past 30 years. This nonprofit, emergency assistance program will feed 496 families in 2003, amounting to more than 62,000 meals. Run entirely by volunteers, Durango Food Bank Director Renea Young always welcomes new recruits. The food bank also welcomes donations in its drop boxes located at Albertsons and City Market. The Durango Food Bank will be distributing its USDA commodities at the Durango Fairgrounds this Thursday, Dec. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 375-2672.

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Uber volunteer Scott Diamnond helps restock the shelves at the Durango Food Bank earlier this week.

A box of recently donated squash sits on a table ready to be distributed.

A stack of bread sits on the shelves near the entrance to the Durango Food Bank.  The majority of the Food Bank's inventory is provided through local donations and from food retailers.

The Durango Food Bank provided meals to 13 families on Friday, one of the busiest days on record according to Director Renea Young.

A row of freezers and refrigerators all donated to the Durango Food Bank provide much needed storage space.

Becky Young, daughter of Durango Food Bank Directory Renea Young, helps replenish an aisle of canned goods.





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