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Residents cut down on trash, help feed hungry

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 21st, 2012

At the Food Bank with boxes are from left Melissa, Steve Baer, Carol Baer and in front Bryan Dawes.

VALLEY — The October 27, 2012, Make A Difference Day event was a success thanks to San Luis Valley residents, business and community support. This day is about compassion. Once again individuals came together to support two worthy causes, love for the planet and for people.

A grand total of 100 trucks, trailers and cars passed through the gates of the SLV Regional Landfill. Deposited were 210 tires, 70 barrels and 359 cubic yards of household, organic and construction debris.

These items will not be dumped on area roadsides, stacked up on beautiful scenic acreage or polluting rivers and lakes.

The donations collected for the Monte Vista Food Bank were valued at $1437 in non-perishable food items. That amount will feed 76 people for three days. The $217 cash donated will be used to buy special holiday food.

Thanks Regional Landfill Board and Employees, for opening hearts, minds and gates to the community, for the 13th year. The donation of time, wages and uncollected revenue is greatly appreciated.

Thanks Monte Vista Food Bank for continued service to those in need.

Thanks San Luis Valley residents for cleaning up yards and communities. Folks gave generously.

Thanks to the many volunteers that gave hours of time.

Thanks to the grocery stores and individuals that donated food so the volunteers and employees could have a meal while working.

This event, sponsored by the Baer family, benefits all who participate.

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