Senator Bennet visits Parker, CO

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet recently visited the Parker Task Force, a nonprofit staffed entirely by volunteers and dedicated to serving the communities of Parker, Franktown and Elizabeth with food, financial assistance and other support services.

Bennet has long been an advocate for fighting hunger in Colorado, and decided to roll up his sleeves to assist clients as they shopped for nutritious food in the food pantry and to help unpack donation boxes with the volunteers.

“The Parker Task Force Food Bank is an example of the people of Douglas County helping their neighbors through tough times,” said Bennet. “We’re fortunate that Colorado has the lowest unemployment rate of any state in the country. Yet, with the rising costs of housing, health care, early childhood education, and postsecondary education, some families are struggling to make ends meet. That’s why we must protect programs in the Farm Bill that provide meals for kids who need a helping hand.”

We’d like to thank Senator Bennet for taking the time to hear from Coloradans directly about hunger in our state and the importance of strong federal nutrition programs. You can thank him at @SenBennetCO.


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