Each year, the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ)
works with our planning team to select a local charity in
conjunction with our NAFTZ Annual Conference & Exposition. In accordance with
our 2020 theme, “FTZs: Accelerating the Climb to
Recovery,” we are partnering with Mile High United Way to
support providing the essentials of life to those in need.
Mile High United Way will be overseeing distribution of funds to
aid to local Denver Metro food-focused charities.
Basic needs services are vital to individuals experiencing
chronic conditions, and for individuals and families who have
experienced a temporary setback or who face emergency situations.
When individuals are unable to meet their immediate needs, it
becomes more difficult to focus on long-term goals such as
employment, housing, or education. Your support enables Mile High
United Way to invest dollars and resources into more than 20
agencies serving communities across the metro area, such as:
- Metro Caring (Denver County) works to meet
people's immediate food needs while addressing the root cause of
hunger: poverty. They provide nutritious groceries to neighbors
and offer comprehensive anti-hunger resources so that families can
break the cycle of poverty.
- Servicios de la Raza (Denver County) provides
the Basic Emergency Services food pantry making sure families and
individuals can focus on becoming or remaining stable and
thriving. BES staff work to ensure the food pantry provides
healthy food options for clients including non-perishables, frozen
meats, and fresh vegetables and fruit.
- We Don’t Waste (Denver County) is an
innovative food provider for the hungry. They gather excess food
from venues, caterers, restaurants and other local food purveyors,
and redistribute these healthy items to underserved populations in
Denver and across the Front Range. They maintain strong
relationships with local community-based nonprofits, and work to
augment their existing food needs. By gathering and redistributing
excess food and placing it in the hands of the hungry, they
promote a sustainable and resourceful environment directly
benefiting those in need.
Zone Solutions is generously covering transaction fees so 100%
of your contributions go to support food security in Metro Denver.
Join NAFTZ & UPS Zone Solutions in supporting those hungry
and in need of food in the local Denver area by donating today.