Aurora is gifting away 1,000 containers of groceries in simply 20 minutes – CBS Denver
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– The city of Aurora held a food drive on Wednesday. The response was much more than expected. If you were on time or even a little late, you probably left empty-handed because you ran out in just 20 minutes.
Rows of cars snaked around Central High School and police closed off some of the surrounding streets.
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One person who received a box was Brent Booker: “Oh, I haven’t opened it yet. It’s like a Christmas treat. “
Booker showed up almost an hour early, but he wasn’t alone. Cars parked around Aurora Central High School waiting to get their boxes.
“It didn’t seem like it at first, but after about 45 minutes the line was down the block,” said Booker.
Aurora police even had to close the streets because of so many people showing up. Booker said it’s because a lot of people need help.
“Some of the cars had multiple families and they took care of the multiple families. Some people have fed five children. “
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Claudine McDonald of Aurora City says they handed out 1,000 boxes of groceries before going out, but it still wasn’t enough.
“We got all of our food done within 20 minutes. So there is definitely a need and we are already out of food, ”she said.
Brent said he felt lucky because getting a box is a huge help.
“First, it’s psychological. You know what I mean? Knowing that others are taking care of you, and then the food itself will get you through several days. “
He hopes the people who missed Wednesday get what they need next time around. He offers this advice: “Come early, be ready to take a survey, and just enjoy.”
If you missed the Wednesday ride, the next one is May 27 at Hinkley High School. The city schedules food trips once a week through the summer.
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They said it was probably a good idea to arrive early. However, if you can help, the city is accepting donations to make sure no one goes hungry this summer.