Responding to urgent appeals from a Denver food bank, Colorado credit unions acted quickly to organize a statewide food drive to help stock the shelves.

"This all came together very quickly after a local TV station interviewed one of our CEOs who was alerted to the problem," said a spokeswoman for the Credit Union Association of Colorado of the 15-CU campaign to collect canned and nonperishable items.

The project came together early last week after the Food Bank of the Rockies reported 12% of Colorado families were now concerned about getting food and "unsure where they will find their next meal."

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