Time to Give Back with Turkey Bucks

turkey bucks

Are you loving all these great deals we are finding for you at Safeway every week?  It sure is fun – but we also have to take a moment to consider those less fortunate who don’t have $100 to spend to get a free turkey at Safeway.

Did you know?

  • 12.9% of people ( nearly 1 in 7) in Colorado live in poverty. (quickfact.census.gov)
  • 18.1% of Colorado children live in poverty and 8%  are living in extreme poverty. (coloradokids.org – 2014)
  • 39% of Colorado children live in households with incomes less than 200% of poverty. (coloradokids.org – 2014)
  • Poverty in Colorado has increased since 2001.
  • The total poverty rate in Colorado increased from 9.6% in 2001 to 12.9% in 2012.
  • Furthermore, Colorado’s child poverty rate increased from 12.2% in 2001 to 18.1% in 2012.
  • 7% of Colorado seniors live below 100% of poverty and 28% live below 200% of poverty.
  • See more at: http://www.foodbankrockies.org/about-us/hunger-facts/#sthash.LF2Quh6s.dpuf

turkey bucks

Safeway has a new program called Turkey Bucks where they collect your donations and give them to local food pantries to help feed hungry families.  It’s super easy, simply grab a turkey buck in $1, $5 or $10 increments at the register.  I asked Safeway for a list of the organizations that benefit from this program and here is the list.  Safeway has partnered with these awesome organizations to receive the donations from the Turkey Bucks Program:

  •  Arapahoe County Human Services
  • Bible Baptist Church
  • Broadway Assistance Center
  • Broomfield Fish
  • Campbell County Council of Community Services
  • Care and Share of Southern Colorado
  • Caring Ministries of Ft. Morgan
  • Childhaven
  • Community Food Share
  • Crossroads Ministry
  • Denver Rescue Missoin
  • Dorcas Circle
  • Douglas County Task Force
  • ECHO – Evergreen Christian Outreach
  • Echo Food Bank
  • Elizabeth Food Bank and Stampede Foundation
  • Elks Club
    Faith Mountain- Kings Cupboard Foodbank
  • Families Helping Families
  • Father Hubbard’s Cupboard
  • Feeding South Dakota
  • Food Bank for Larimer County
  • Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank
  • Fountain Springs Community Church & Blessed Sacrament Church
  • Frisco Elementary School
  • Front Range Senior Citizens
  • Good Samaritan Center
  • Grainery Ministries
  • Gunnison Food Pantry
  • Hands Across Roxborough
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Interfaith Good Samaritan Center
  • Jeffco Acttion Center
  • Just Neighbors
  • La Junta Associated Charities
  • La Puente
  • Lift Up
  • Little Chapel Food Bank/Community Cupboard
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Loveland Rotary Kids Pac
  • Marian House Soup Kitchen – Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
  • Monarch K-8
  • Monte Vista Food Bank
  • Mountain Family Center
  • Mountain Resource Center
  • Needs Inc
  • Northwest Community Action Partnership
  • Open Arm Food bank
  • Operation Homefront
  • Operation Warm Heart Buckley
  • Our Center
  • Parker Task Force
  • Peoples Assistance Food Bank
  • Potter’s Wheel Ministry Food Bank
  • Prairie Family Center
  • Saint George Espiscopal Church
  • Salvation Army
  • Santa Cops – Firestone PD
  • Senior Citizens Center
  • Spearfish Community Food Pantry
  • St. Joseph Food Pantry
  • St. Patricks Roman Catholic Church Food Pantry.
  • St. Thomas Moore Catholic Parish
  • Steamboat Lift UP
  • Table of Grace
  • Tessa
  • The Holy Cow Food Bank
  • Thornton Food Bank
  • Tri Lakes Cares
  • United Church of Christ Wheatland
  • Vail Valley Salvation Army
  • Volunteers of America
  • Volunteers of America/Douglas & Elbert County Task Force
  • Wayside Cross Rescue Mission
  • Weld County Food Bank
  • Windsor Severance Food Pantry
  • Women’s Homeless Initiative/Bishop Elementary School
  • Wyoming Food Bank of The Rockies
  • Zion Lutheran Church

Please note – I am not being paid to post this message, it is important to me that we use our savings and give back.  I’ve seen your full stock-piles on Facebook.  No one needs 100 tubes of toothpaste and 80 bottles of detergent.  Dust them off and DONATE them so that others can afford to give their families a nice Thanksgiving.  Or just buy some Turkey Bucks at Safeway.

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3 thoughts on “Time to Give Back with Turkey Bucks”

  1. Is this “Turkey Bucks” being donated to local counties —- such as Columbia County, from donations @ the St.Helens Safeway #0424—?

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