Talk Colorado Wine & Colorado's Wine Country: Sales of Palisade Jams to Benefit Fort Collins Food Bank

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sales of Palisade Jams to Benefit Fort Collins Food Bank

The staff at the Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that, "Net proceeds from the sale of jams and jellies from Colorado Mountain Fine Jams & Jellies in Palisade," will go to benefit the Fort Collins food bank. The sale of hand crafted cutting boards and gourmet nut butters will also help needy families. Under the headline, "Bread Board Fundraiser Planned," the Coloradoan staff writes:

"Sears Trostel Lumber & Millwork will once again sell 650 handmade cutting boards made by employees during its fourth annual Bread 'n' Boards Fund-raiser on Dec. 6.

"Proceeds benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County.

"The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Sears Trostel store, 1500 Riverside Ave. Sears Trostel officials expect all boards to be sold by noon.

"'Last year, we sold 600 boards in a little over two hours and raised $18,000 for the Food Bank,' said Curt Viehmeyer, Sears Trostel owner.

"This year, Sears Trostel is making 650 boards to raise $20,000.

"'With the nation's current economic situation, more and more of our neighbors are turning to the Food Bank for help,' Viehmeyer said. 'I read that in two weeks in October, nearly 8,500 Larimer County residents were forced to use the Food Bank. Half of those folks are elderly or children. Every dollar we donate can provide a family enough food for four healthy meals. We want proceeds from this event to provide 80,000 meals in Larimer County.'"

You can read more about this worthy cause here.

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