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Fighting Food Insecurity: Autowash Car Show Raises Funds to Support Weld Food Bank


With the 2nd in in the series of 2024 Cars & Rockies Car Shows, Autowash partnered up with Northern Colorado Credit Union to raise funds for Weld Food Bank as part of the Compete to Beat Hunger initiative. With 33% of Coloradans lacking reliable access to nutritious foods and 16% of Colorado children not receiving adequate nutrition due to financial constraints at home this is a cause that the car community was ready to rally behind. "Food insecurity is more common than most of us realize" says Autowash VP of Sales & Marketing, Dylan von Kleist. "I've learned through this collaboration that it impacts nearly every demographic. With rising costs of everything, it has become a bigger problem for all our communities."

Using the June Cars & Coffee presented by Autowash event as the vehicle for the fundraiser, participants had the chance to win signed Rockies memorabilia, game tickets, Adam's Polishes kits, and of course Autowash discounts in exchange for their donations. The generous nature of the car community raised nearly $800 in just a few hours, which was generously matched by Erin and Dennis Dreeszen, founders and owners of Autowash. Check out the event recap video:



About Weld County Food Bank:

Weld Food Bank is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization which alleviates hunger and poverty by providing food and services to people in need. We are a private non-profit organization and are not a part of county government. They work to educate the public about the nature of hunger and poverty. They recognize the need for emergency and supplemental food programs and of other non-profit organizations that meet the critical needs of low-income families. When we provide our services we strive to do so with compassion and respect for the dignity of the people seeking food assistance. Last year we provided over 12.4 million pounds of food to the hungry in Weld County. Weld Food Bank is also a part of Feeding America which is the largest charitable hunger-relief organization in the country addressing the problem of domestic hunger by providing 4 billion meals to hungry people in America each year. This accomplishment is due to their nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. Feeding America serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information about Feeding America, visit www.feedingamerica.org

Northern Colorado Credit Union

Northern Colorado Credit Union is a proud returning participant of the Weld Food Bank's Compete to Beat Hunger Competition.  This friendly competition involves companies and organizations raising funds and collecting food donations to support individuals and families in Weld County affected by hunger.

In previous years, Northern Colorado Credit Union has won the most funds raised in the Lightweight Division (11 to 25 employees). The highlights our commitment to support the communities where our branches are located. Learn more at https://www.nococu.org/

 

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