Letter of thanks: Grand County Board of Realtor’s Shop Off
May 22, 2014
To the Editor:
Mountain Family Center would like to thank the Grand County Board of Realtors for organizing the 1st Annual Shop Off at Safeway on April 17. The event raised $3,020 and collected 1226 pounds of food, Participating teams included the offices of: RE/MAX Peak to Peak in Winter Park and Granby, Real Estate of Winter Park, Playground Real Estate, RE/MAX Kremmling, and Grand County Board of Realtors. The realtors came in costumes, ranging from the Easter Bunny to Captain America, gathering as many groceries as they could in seven minutes. The catch, each team could only have one grocery cart and only buy four of any one item. Hence, no one could wipe out a shelf of any one item. They had to shop. The grocery list was the food pantry's shopping list including items like: laundry detergent, condiments, soup, quick meals, fruit, vegetables, tuna fish, pasta, and spaghetti sauce. Special thank you goes to Safeway in Fraser for stocking their shelves to accommodate this fast-paced Shop Off, which supported the Center's participation in the annual Feinstein Challenge. This national challenge proportionately splits $1 million among participating nonprofit hunger relief agencies across the country.
Event organizers included Monica Anderson, Tina Shearon and Deb Brynoff. Mountain Family Center also gives a big shout out to the Grand County Board of Realtors who continue to raise awareness and bring support to individuals and families in our community who struggle in meeting their own basic needs. Special mention to Bob Blanding and Mountain Movers for helping to haul all of the groceries from Fraser to Granby. By providing food, shelter and clothing, we help our neighbors get through challenging times. This is just one example of what makes Grand County such an amazing place to live and shows others what a sense of community truly means. Thank you.
From the staff and board of Mountain Family Center