This is the 6th year in a row that Hall-Irwin has participated in the Compete to Beat Hunger Food Drive for our local food bank, Weld County Food Bank. It is a fun event that gives us another chance to give back to our community. We participated in several events this year.
Bri, our marketing manager, volunteered on a hot Friday at the mobile food pantry in Evans,
CO. This was the first mobile pantry that Hall-Irwin had volunteered at! With inflation still raising, more and more families are needed help with obtaining basic food essentials. Watermelon, onions, corn, cucumbers, grapes, apples, and milk were all distributed at this event.
Another new event for Hall-Irwin to participate in was the CanSculpture contest. After voting on 6 different CanSculpture ideas, the creation of the Kersey Town Hall was rated number one!
A little background about the Kersey Town Hall Project:
The Town of Kersey had outgrown its' library and current Town Hall and needed to find a solution. A historic structure downtown, known as the "Kersey Co-op" building, became available and the Town began working with the University of Colorado Denver's Urban Technical Assistance program to find out how to best use it. The Town Center project was created and the Town of Kersey needed a contractor to help bring the new project to life. Hall-Irwin entered into another design-build agreement with the Town to rehabilitate the historic building while bringing it up to a green energy standard. The facility is now able to hold Council Chambers, Community Meeting Spaces, Office Spaces, and the Police Department.
It was a fun first build and we are proud of the results. We donated 745 pounds of food and collected $1,618.72 in cash. Combined, we helped the Weld Food Bank provide 5,750 meals.
Check back next year for the next contest!