Strive to Thrive offers hot meal and assistance

Woman embraces daughter as they receive donations at outdoor community clothing drive. The woman is holding a plastic bag containing donated items.

For Douglas County residents enduring hard times, it’s good to know that a free hot meal and more than 20 local service organizations will be available at the Strive to Thrive Resource and Service Fair, on Jan. 29 from 4-6 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 1100 Caprice Dr. in Castle Rock.

This free event provides attendees with information on where to access food and clothing, medical assistance and more, while providing them with the opportunity to receive many of those benefits while at the event.

Attendees also can learn about employment opportunities, how to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), receive a wellness check, as well as many other supportive services.

Strive to Thrive is hosted by Douglas County’s Community of Care Network. For more information on the fair or about the Community of Care Network, please visit or call Community of Care Network Navigator Rand Clark at 303-660-7460. No appointment or registration is required to attend the fair. For free transportation to and from the event, please contact Douglas County Resource Navigation at 303-914-4300 by noon on Jan. 28.

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