Church Hands Out 35,000 Pounds of Food

CLIFTON, Colo. - Hundreds of families lined up as early as 6:30 Saturday morning to receive free food from a local church.

Clifton Christian Church and Food Bank of the Rockies handed out around 35,000 pounds of food for their second annual thanksgiving giveaway.

Saturday morning 300 families signed in and were given pantries worth of food to anyone in need.

Over 30 volunteers participated to obtain, pack, hand out, and deliver boxes of food.

The church began distributing food at 9 a.m. and delivered food until they ran out around noon.

"The partnership from being at Clifton Elementary and the food bank grew just out knowing that there was need. And finding the right community resources, so at this time none of this cost anybody anything and it's just how you build community resources" said Trauma Intervention Coach, Tammara Dickerson.

"We're not the one that's going to end all hunger, but we're trying to supplement people and give them food on a annual basis as much as we can, that's what Food Bank of the Rockies is about" explained MIchael Alsordo, part of the Food Bank of the Rockies.

If you would to like to volunteer to help out, you can sign up at

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