John Tanguma, of Jaytee Productions, helps to pack up the donations for Community Share Food Pantry
I am very fortunate to belong to a dynamic group of business owners called A1 Business Builders, which is a chapter of BNI Colorado.
For the past couple of weeks, one of our members, Brighton American Family Insurance agent, Ernie Rodgers, has been coordinating a food drive for Community Food Share pantry in Longmont, Colorado.
Ernie wanted to raise awareness within our group and our community that food pantries tend to run low on basic necessities at this time of year. Most people tend to donate food around the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, but there is a constant need year-round for items like peanut butter and diapers.
Ernie Rodgers helped take donations from Mark Wilson, of PuroClean, last Friday.
Members of A1 Business Builders like Mark Wilson of PuroClean, John Tanguma of Jaytee Productions, John Malley of Integra Insurance group and many others donated a wide variety of canned goods, boxed dinners, and other basics during the first two weeks of March. As local business owners, we feel that it’s important to help our local families during hard times.
The proceeds from this drive went to Community Food Share (6363 Horizon Lane, Longmont, CO 80503 / 303-652-3663) Local homeless and less fortunate people benefit from this organization. Future proceeds may go to Community Food Share and/or DenUM (Denver Urban Ministries) (1717 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80218 / 303-355-4896 / www.DenUM.org). You can give them a call or go to their website for more info on how to help.
Ernie stated, “This is the first food drive that I have organized, and it won’t be the last. It’s such a wonderful feeling to know that you are helping hungry families put food on their tables.”
Are you a local business owner who would like to be more involved in our community, while promoting your business? Contact Anissa Long Photography for more information on A1 Business Builders chapter of BNI Colorado!