Local organization Volunteers of America Colorado (VOA) provides housing and emergency shelters, hunger and nutrition services, and many other support programs to communities in need throughout the state. Their programs serve over 100,000 people in a year. One of those programs is Meals on Wheels, which delivers homemade, healthy meals to older adults who maybe can’t cook for themselves or purchase groceries.
VOA Colorado generously donated kitchen equipment to be used in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s production of Clyde’s. The story centers around a roadside diner, where the formerly incarcerated cooks whip up sandwiches. The production’s set is a full-service kitchen, with working stovetops and real food.
In partnership with VOA Colorado and in recognition of their contribution, a food drive will take place in the Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby and the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education. Donations will be accepted from November 16 through December 18. Some of the most requested items by food banks are peanut butter, canned proteins, baby food and formula, and cooking essentials like oils and spices.
When donors contribute at least one item to a donation barrel, they will receive a $2 discount on tickets to the DCPA’s Off-Center production of Camp Christmas. Camp Christmas is a holiday themed immersive experience taking place inside Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. The discount applies only to Tuesday-Thursday entry times through December 14.
Donations will also be accepted at the VOA Colorado offices, located at 2660 Larimer Street in Denver and 405 Canyon Avenue in Fort Collins.