DENVER (KDVR) — A nonprofit that has served families north of Denver for more than a decade is facing closure.
The North Denver Cares Food Pantry feeds hundreds of families in Broomfield and Boulder counties every week, but it is in danger of closing due to rising costs.
“Our landlord wants to increase our rent and that will be extra money we need to operate and everything is more expensive from the grocery store to the groceries you have to buy and transportation costs have tripled in the last year,” executive director Brian Decker said.
Volunteer Meg Anast said if the nonprofit failed, about 500 families would go without food.
“We’re kind of filling in the gaps for these people and it’s really great when we see them come in and they have a smile on their face and they know they can feed their families,” Anast said.
For Anast and other volunteers like Dennis Dreiling and Audrey Speed this is unimaginable.
“It makes you feel good, yes, but that’s not really why I do it, I do it to help people,” Dreiling said.
The team is now trying to raise enough money to keep operations running and food on the table for families in need.
Volunteers started a gofundme Fundraiser to keep the pantry doors open.
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