Care and Share raises hunger awareness at state fair

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Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado wants to make history, but needs your help.

In Pueblo, the Colorado Historical Society and History Colorado have reconstructed the El Pueblo Trading Fort out of soup cans to raise awareness for Care and Share’s Campaign to End Summer Hunger.

More than 7 feet tall, the fort was reconstructed by volunteers from James W. Nakai & Associates. The volunteers used historical photographs and blueprints to ensure the fort’s authenticity.

Deborah Tuck, CEO of Care and Share, and Deborah Espinosa, director of the El Pueblo History Museum, will hold a press conference at the soup-can fort at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept 3, in the small-animal building at the State Fair in Pueblo.

“Hunger isn’t necessarily top-of-mind during the summer months, but this is one of the hardest times of the year for struggling families in southern Colorado. Kids are out of school, which means they don’t have access to the free and reduced lunches that help sustain them throughout the school year,” Tuck said.

Attendees are asked to bring a can of soup to donate.

For more information, visit Care and Share’s website.