D.A. Employees Donate 680 Lbs of Food to Local Organization
Published on November 21, 2017
GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – On Monday, November 20, the Weld County District Attorney’s Office donated 680 pounds of food to Greeley’s Frontier House, a rehabilitation center for community members battling mental illnesses.
As part of the 3rd annual Weld D.A. Gives Thanks, employees at the D.A.’s Office collected food during the month of November to give to the organization’s yearly Thanksgiving luncheon for its clients. Last year’s luncheon fed more than 100 people, and leaders expect to feed even more this year.
Weld D.A. Gives Thanks started in 2015 following an office-wide fall health challenge to lose weight. That year, the goal was to raise 286 pounds of food, the amount of weight lost during the fall health challenge. Each year since D.A. employees have surpassed previous donations. This year, the D.A.’s Office raised its largest donation ever: 680 pounds of food, including 15 turkeys, 150 pounds of potatoes, 15 pies and nearly 300 canned good.
“All year, but especially during the holidays, our office stresses the importance of helping the less fortunate in the community,” said District Attorney Michael Rourke. “It’s vital that we, and frankly every abled body in the community, step up to the plate and help those in need for the betterment of our society.”
Frontier House, established in 1990, assists individuals living with mental illnesses by helping them find work, regain their self-worth, find safe and affordable housing, improve their education and experience mutually respectful relationships. For more information on the Frontier House, visit www.frontierhouse.org.