Denver Looking To Stay Undefeated In ‘United In Orange’ Food Drive Against Charlotte

DENVER (CBS4) – It was so successful the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl that a pastor at a Colorado church is bringing back a food drive challenge.

Two years ago Rev. Brad Laurvick of the Highlands United Methodist Church decided to challenge the people of Seattle to see which city could collect the most items in what he called the United in Orange Food Drive. Denver crushed Seattle by collecting 103,194 items to Seattle’s 53,000. Because of the success, Laurvick is bringing it back and challenging the people of Charlotte, North Carolina, the home of the Panthers.

Items collected during the United in Orange Food Drive in 2014 (credit: CBS)

Items collected during the United in Orange Food Drive in 2014 (credit: CBS)

Dozens of churches in Colorado, and others as far away as Montana and, of course, Omaha, Nebraska, participated in the food drive.

“The contest is to see which city can collect the most non-perishable food items between now and the big game,” Laurvick said in a statement.

Donations are accepted up to 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7 (Super Bowl Sunday).

“Help feed more hungry people than Charlotte can, showing that we are United in Orange on and off the field,” Laurvick said.

Visit to find participating locations to drop off a donation.


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