Congratulations to George Eidsness of Transwest GMC Buick Isuzu for providing us with our beautiful new refrigerated box truck and to CoBank for supplying us with the needed funds to operate the vehicle.
We still need a few supplies to complete the operations with our new truck. Click here to view our wish list!
The Walmart Foundation has awarded a total of $321,000 to eight Colorado nonprofit organizations. The funds, which come through the retailer's Colorado State Giving Program, are intended for organizations that address the needs of local communities and make a significant social impact.
The largest single grant was $65,000 to Denver's We Don't Waste, which will use the money to obtain more nutritious food. The nonprofit gathers unused food from caterers, restaurants and venues and then distributes it to those in need.
The other nonprofits that received funds from the Walmart Foundation are: Lapuente Home Inc., $55,000 to help the homeless in San Luis Valley; Care and Share Food bank for Southern Colorado, $50,000 for its children's nutrition program; Kids Aid, a Grand Junction organization, $40,000 to help feed hungry children; Project Angle Heart of Denver, $30,000 toward its efforts delivering meals to people with life-threatening illnesses; Women's Resource Agency of Colorado Springs, $30,000 for a program to help empower Latinas; Broadway Assistance Center of Denver, $26,000 for emergency assistance for low-income families; and Discover Goodwill Southern and Western Colorado, $25,000 to help people with disabilities and learning difficulties.