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Fighting Hunger, Food Waste Amid COVID-19

Written by Waste360, Mallory Szczepanski

In this photo gallery, we highlight eight organizations that are working to combat food waste and hunger during the growing coronavirus pandemic. An overview of Summit County specific resources is shared below.

As businesses and schools across the U.S. temporarily close their doors amid the outbreak of COVID-19, many families and individuals are faced with a lack of resources and unexpected expenses. One of the biggest expenses and concerns is around food, as some students rely on schools for breakfast, snacks and lunch and others rely on paychecks to put food on the table. In an effort to help those in need during the growing coronavirus pandemic, food rescue organizations across the nation are taking every step necessary to keep operations running. In this gallery, we highlight eight organizations that are working to combat food waste and hunger during this difficult time.


Summit County Resources


Summit School District: Meals are available to students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Dillon Valley Elementary, Summit High School and Swan Meadow Village Park in Summit Cove. Service will also be available from 11-11:45 a.m. at Frisco Elementary and Silverthorne Library, and from 12:15-1 p.m. at Upper Blue Elementary and the Summit Education Center soccer fields.


FIRC:

Food Pantries – FIRC is providing a drive/walk-thru food pantry. In order to support people during the COVID-19 uncertainty, FIRC is allowing households to visit the food pantry twice a month.

Drop off your food donations! 9:00-11:00 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at the Breckenridge Food Pantry or Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays at the Silverthorne Office. Most requested items: tuna, peanut butter and mac’n’cheese


Outer Range Brewery: From now until April 13th, Outer Range will be offering 20% off to-go can orders if you bring a canned good to their to-go window! Donations benefit FIRC.

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