Pueblo community overflows blessing boxes with donations

PUEBLO – Members of the Pueblo community overflow Blessing Boxes with donations, so many that there are enough.

GT Davis kicked off the Blessing Box movement for Christmas 2020, not knowing how big little food pantries would get.

“I’ve never been as attached to the community as I am now, and it only grows as people donate,” said Davis, who moved to Pueblo from Denver five years ago.

Davis has a security camera in the yard with which he can see people throw long-term food items to donate to the Blessing Boxes.

“It’s kind of emotional, it gets emotional because I sit here and watch people come up and put food in there, and I just want to hug them all a little!”

Davis recently noticed that many of the boxes, especially closer to the center of Pueblo, are struggling to stay full. He says that he filled the box, filled a few more, then drove by, and the previously filled blessing box was already empty.

Davis went to the Blessing Box Facebook page to ask for donations and was shocked by the response. He received so many items that he was able to fill each box and donate some to the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen.

“One of the best things about Pueblo is a sense of community, a sense of family, and no matter who they feed or who they help, everyone is always ready to help those less fortunate,” said Helen Benavides. soup kitchen.

However, many Blessing Boxes throughout the city were emptied again. Select one from the map below to make a donation, or drop your wares at Davis’ home at 573 South Rogers Drive in Pueblo West.

The Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen is also open from 8:30 am to 9:30 am for “continental breakfast” and from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday through Saturday to serve lunch to everyone in town who needs food.

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