Summer Kick-Off in Aurora to provide 1,000 families with free food, books, and other resources

Aurora residents are invited to a Summer Kick-Off on Saturday, June 5th at Overland High School (12400 E. Jewell Ave. in Aurora). This free event is open to the public and will provide food and resources to 1,000 Aurora families. The event starts at 10 a.m. and continues until all food has been distributed.

As part of our read-to-lead literacy program, Denver7 has donated more than 1,000 children’s books to be distributed at the Summer Kick-Off hosted by the Aurora Police Department in partnership with the Food Bank of the Rockies in the area’s school districts and several other local non-profit organizations.

All Aurora households are eligible regardless of income, size, or status. Food includes convenience foods, canned and packaged goods, cereals, fresh produce, dairy products, and proteins. In addition, 30,000 diapers, 5,000 pounds of pet supplies and 1,000 summer activity packs will be distributed to community members. Summer activity packs include books, home activities, bottled water, online resources, and community engagement opportunities for children and youth.

Attendees driving to the event are encouraged to stay in their cars and wait in line rather than park and exit their vehicles. Those going to the event are asked to practice social distancing and wear face covering while waiting in line.

This event is made possible with the help of a variety of community partners including: Aurora Animal Services, Aurora Police Department, Aurora Public Schools, Cherry Creek School District, Colorado Pet Pantry, Denver7, Food Bank of the Rockies, Racing for Paws, SECORCares and WeeCycle. Servicios de la Raza will be available to assist with translation and connect guests to resources.

For more information, contact [email protected] or 303.739.7281.

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