Good afternoon mates of Care and Share!
Final 12 months, Care and Share obtained a beneficiant grant from the Daniels Fund to construct a clear room at our Colorado Springs distribution middle. This new addition will enable Care and Share to buy meals like pasta and cereal in bulk, which normally prices much less, and repackage these meals via the assistance of our fantastic volunteers into smaller packages for our pantries to present to the households they serve.
The clear room can be a large cooler. The temperature can go all the way down to 45 levels so we will package deal frozen meals, like bulk fruits and veggies.
We’re engaged on the ultimate part of the clear room build-out. The room has to fulfill excessive meals security requirements, so it will likely be fully sealed off from the remainder of the distribution middle to make sure that the meals is sanitary. Clear room volunteers can be correctly educated and put on hairnets, aprons, and clear clothes to assist safely course of and repackage meals.
We’re nearly prepared to begin packing, and we simply obtained our first cargo of bulk meals – 5,300 kilos of pasta! Within the subsequent few weeks, we’ll be coaching volunteers and including the ultimate touches to the clear room so we will check out our repackaging abilities and ship all of that incredible pasta to our meals pantries throughout Southern Colorado to assist fill our hungry neighbors’ empty stomachs. We’re excited to have yet another option to get extra meals to extra individuals in additional locations.
Thanks for studying and have an amazing day!