By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– Volunteers packed up food boxes at Food Bank of the Rockies on Wednesday. They were busy packing up 1,200 boxes for Denver’s Afghan refugees.

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More than 2,000 refugees live in Colorado since February.

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“We really want to ensure that all of our community is able to access the foods that are meaningful and nutritious and familiar to them; bringing in equity to our work and also dignity for everyone accessing food services,” said Ashley Newell with Food Bank of the Rockies.

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These food boxes are particularly meaningful because it’s the month of Ramadan. It will be the first Ramadan that many Afghans will celebrate in Colorado.

Jennifer McRae