Healthy Archuleta announces upcoming food drive Oct. 28-31

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Healthy Archuleta

The dream of a world where nutritious food is readily available to everyone in every country is more important now than ever. 

Global food security has been endangered by the changing, tumultuous world we’ve been experiencing for the last few years. Access and availability of nutritious food have been put at peril due to the multitude of challenges the food supply chain now faces. This puts more people at risk of food insecurity and malnutrition, adding to the already millions of people across the globe that can’t afford a healthy diet.

These are the challenges the 2022 World Food Day seeks to address. 

As the world celebrates World Food Day on Oct. 16, join Healthy Archuleta in supporting the food security of our local community. We will be hosting a Community Food Sharing Opportunity: Food Drive from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs City Market. 

A collection table will be set up in front of the store with a list of food items that our neighbors can use this fall/winter and volunteers ready to collect donations. These items will help stock the shelves of the Food Distribution Center, which supports the Archuleta County Food Pantry Network. Come participate in a community food-sharing opportunity.

If you would like to make donations to the food drive outside of the City Market hours, there will be a collection box at the UPS Store, 135 Country Center Drive, No. F, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, which is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Please contact Health Archuleta for more information on any of these efforts: fsfearchuleta@gmail.com, (401) 206-4579 or visit our website, www.foodcoalition4archuleta.org.