Pueblo’s food distribution helps businesses, those in need

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When Rocky Mountain Service Employment and Redevelopment staff distributed around 20,000 pounds of food to those in need on Wednesday, it not only helped families affected by the economic downturn created by the coronavirus pandemic, but also many deeply ailing local businesses whose food was purchased for care. .

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“We plan to feed 350 families with each distribution,” said Brandi Adakai, a native of Pueblo and community director for the southern Colorado region. “There will be pork, beef, a full-size chicken, fresh produce, canned goods and 10-pound bags of beans.

“It will be enough food for a family for a week to two weeks and we have enough to feed whoever wants to come. There are no restrictions on income, ”Adakai said.

With the help of Monique Marez, coordinator of the Pueblo Food Project, local businesses are also getting a boost.

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