Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Friday, March 03, 2006

Food, glorious food

Care and Share is a mammoth operation. Its main warehouse in southeast Colorado Springs is stacked to the rafters with food; it looks, frankly, a little like the warehouse in the last scene of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" -- the warehouse where Jimmy Hoffa might still be hiding.

I wrote a story about Care and Share and its partnership with faith-based organizations for Saturday's paper. It was pretty illuminating, really ... the complexity involved in feeding the region's needy. Care and Share serves, essentially, as middleman -- a bridge between groups with food to give away and groups with hungry to feed.

There's never a lack of folks to give food to, apparently -- but ironically, there's never a lack of food. Care and Share doled out more than 7 million pounds of food last year, but turned away millions more because they couldn't store it. Interesting.

Anyway, check out the story and let me know what you think.


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