TRINIDAD, Colo. (KRDO) - Trinidad families in need will continue to receive nutritious meals through new generous donations.
"We knew that a lot of families were struggling with how to put food on the table," Ashley DiPaola with Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center told KRDO.
The Wellness and Community Center announced the continuation of its food box program Monday, now in its second year, with the latest sponsor to come on board being Franklin D. Azar and Associates.
The much-needed support comes to the aid of struggling families and residents affected by COVID-19.
Through Frank Azar's donation, Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center in Trinidad will provide over 60,000 meals by the end of 2021. Azar is a Trinidad native.
"It really bothers me that in our society today, that people can't get something to eat and that's been a problem down there," he told KRDO. "I can't sleep at night."
Azar said the small city, and its 20 percent poverty rate, don't get enough attention.
"People just don't know how hard hit rural Colorado is," he explained.
Azar and DiPaola told us these meals make a difference.
"We see the look on the peoples faces and how grateful they are when they receive the food," DiPaola said.