Community Food Share (CFS) has received a commitment of $2.5 million from an anonymous donor to support the purchase and renovation of its new facility in Louisville. This building is triple the size of its current one, which means CFS will be able to house more fresh produce and frozen food, as well as provide more comprehensive services to its clients.

The only string attached to the donor’s contribution is that our community must rise to the occasion as well. In order to earn the $2.5 million donation, CFS must raise $1 million by the end of the year.

“The community has been very supportive,” wrote CFS development director Terry Tedeschi. “We just have a little bit more to go.”

In fact, CFS is more than 70 percent of the way to meeting the $1 million goal. Can you help get this vital local organization the rest of the way?

In the 2010-2011 fiscal year alone, CFS distributed more than 7 million meals to those in need. And our community’s needs have never been greater: There are about 60,000 people in our counties – one in six of our neighbors – living at or below the poverty line used by the Food Stamp Program.

Visit www.communityfoodshare.org today to donate, or send a check to Community Food Share, c/o Terry Tedeschi, at 6363 Horizon Lane, Longmont, 80503. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference.