Claudette St.Pierre, president of the Denver Metro Chapter of FFRF and an FFRF State Representative, described how the Denver chapter again helped the Food Bank of the Rockies.
She writes: “Our chapter engages in some sort of community charity support every year. In the past, we have donated to Atheists Helping the Homeless, Denver Pride Fest, as well as the Food Bank of the Rockies.
“We had success with a spring Food Bank fundraiser last year when the pandemic was at its peak, so we thought with the winter surge and seeing that more and more folks were suffering from food insecurity, we decided to do another fundraiser. We want to show the community that nonbelievers are just as generous as the religious folks.
“It also helps our members participate in community support without having to ‘volunteer’ or go out of their bubble during the pandemic (we do have many members who are 65 and older). Our chapter matched funds dollar for dollar up to $2,000. We donated over $3,700! Our local members are very generous!”
The Food Bank of the Rockies said the monetary gift would be enough to provide nearly 15,000 meals.