NEWS | May 26, 2021

Colo. National Guard members fight hunger in southeast metro community with annual event

FOR RELEASE: May 25, 2021

CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, Joseph.k.vonnida.mil@mail.mil, 720-250-1058

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will host the annual March to Fight Hunger event May 27, 2021, in Centennial, Colorado.

State employees along with Colorado National Guard Soldiers, Airmen, and their families will march to fight hunger in our communities by carry rucksacks or backpacks full of non-perishable food and high demand personal products, such as toothpaste and shampoo, to a drop off point five miles away in Parker, Colorado.

"The March to Fight Hunger has become an annual tradition to build community and give back to our neighbors in need,” U.S. Army Chaplain Lt. Col. David Nagel said. “The Guard is Always Ready, Always There and after the challenges of the last year we what to meet a practical need as men and women in uniform.”

According to polling conducted by Hunger Free Colorado in December 2020, nearly two in five Coloradans are food insecure.

The CONG has been collecting donations at various locations across the Denver metropolitan area.

Participation in the march is voluntary.

Community members are welcome to join in the march or just cheer on the participants as they pass.