Wheat Ridge Business Association Hosts 2nd Annual Feed the Future Summer Gala
The Wheat Ridge Business Association will host the 2nd Annual Feed the Future Summer Gala on July 20th at Teller Street Gallery, 7190 W. 38th Avenue. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature food, wine, live music and a variety of door prizes. The gala raises much-needed funds for the Feed the Future Backpack Program, which provides food items to students in eight local elementary schools, who receive free or reduced lunch. The Arvada Food Bank provides the food and each week, volunteers package the items with the goal of supplying students with extra meals when they might otherwise go hungry. Participating children receive two breakfast and two lunch items, two snacks, fruit and vegetables.
The program, which costs roughly $3,000 per month, benefits 300 children each week during the school year.