KidsPak to Hold 5th Annual Food Drive

Photo courtesy Loveland Rotary KidsPak. Kids helping kids. Students from Ivy Stockwell Elementary School in Berthoud work with Tom Carrigan, Chairman of KidsPak and Dorothy Fuller, Ivy Stockwell Faculty Assistant.

Weekend hunger-relief program KidsPak will host their 5th annual KidsPak Food Drive through March 18, at Hays Market in Berthoud.

KidsPak works to directly assist an estimated 750 students every week within the Thompson School District, providing a total of 14,906 students with free/reduced lunches last year. The Loveland Safeway and King Soopers stores will hold food drives from Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28.

KidsPak provided 18,600 bags of food during the 2019 school year, which is equivalent to 93,000 meals. The program provided 27,508 bags of food, equaling 184,000 meals last year.

Last year, the KidsPak Food Drive collected 38,000 pounds of food as they saw their numbers soar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to provide food bags to students throughout the summer months. KidsPak is hoping that friends, families, and employees will inform each other of the food drive so that those facing food insecurity issues within the community can receive the help they need.

For more information regarding the 5th annual KidsPak Food Drive, visit: or call their Food Drive Captain Betsy Elliot at 720-998-4893

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