COMMERCE CITY — City officials want to get the word out that small donations can make a lot of help, especially for local food banks.
That’s why Commerce City residents are being asked to help with the “Spread the Love” drive, which entails dropping off peanut butter and jelly donations to benefit the Adams County Food Distribution Center.
The center serves 3,000 families each month, many of them residing in Commerce City. Officials say donations of peanut butter and jelly are very useful because they are non-perishable and are good sources of protein.
“Since a lot of the center’s funding and food donations come from the federal level, small donations like these, especially after the holidays, help fill the gap for many in need,” according to a release announcing the drive.
The city’s goal is to collect more than 1,000 jars that will be delivered on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Through Feb. 14, donations for the drive will be accepted at the following locations:
• Commerce City Recreation Center,6060 E. Parkway Drive.
• Commerce City Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave.
• Commerce City Senior Center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive.
• Belle Creek Family Center, 10693 Belle Creek Boulevard.