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Black Forest AARP Chapter – Remembrance food drive

Since its inception 44 years ago, the Black Forest AARP Chapter No. 1100 has participated in many food drives in the community.†This year, the annual Day of Service Food Drive, in its14th consecutive year, coincides with the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11. All food and cash donations will benefit Black Forest Cares food pantry.†††††††The chapter is urging residents to make this a successful effort on behalf of those in need in the area. Donations can be dropped off Sept. 5 through Sept. 14 at the merchants listed below. The businesses are partnering with the AARP Chapter to collect non-perishable food with a current usage date. Cash donations will also be accepted at the locations.†††  Black Forest Fire & Rescue  R & R Coffee & Cafe  Rockiní B Feed and Supply  Black Forest Liquor  Nizhomi Health Center  Black Forest Jeweler  Black Forest Together  Black Forest Pies and Grinders  Black Forest Postal Service/convenience store  Colorado Cats  Firehouse on the Run†The National Day of Service and Remembrance began after the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks. Citizens are encouraged to perform good deeds or engage with charitable services to rekindle a spirit of unity, service and compassion among people in the U.S. In the Black Forest community, the day is also a remembrance of the devastation caused by the Black Forest fire.†††††††Additional information is available at 719-495-2176 or on the Food Drive page at Black Forest AARP Chapter motto is “To Serve Not to Be Served.î Anyone interested in participating in community service is invited to visit or call Chuck at 719-749-9227 for more information on becoming a member. All are welcome, and there are no age restrictions.

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