A group of SPA volunteers ventured out on Fri., Feb. 20, as part of the CU in the Community campaign. The group spent the morning helping out the Market Meals program through Volunteers of America. This program operates under the City Harvest food program that collects and distributes perishable and non-perishable donated food to more than 70 community pantries and food banks serving low-income families and the homeless throughout the Denver Metropolitan area. Each year an estimated 40,000 individuals receive food provided through City Harvest Food Bank.
SPA volunteers spent the morning sorting through donated non-perishable food items, verifying expiration dates and repacking the items into smaller boxes. It was a great way to spend some time with colleagues outside the office and help out a very worthwhile cause.
The CU in the Community campaign gives all faculty and staff a half-day of work time to go into the community and participate in a volunteer activity of their choice. Individuals may choose to use their time to participate in a volunteer activity of which they are already a part, or they may participate in a group activity with others from their area or across the university.
This year’s campaign ran from Nov. 24, 2014 – Feb. 28, 2015.