2020 #UnisonCares Thanksgiving Food Drive

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, and downright disastrous for some in our community as the effects of the pandemic have turned their world upside-down. As we approach the time of year where we recognize and thank our clients for the opportunity to work together, this year our thoughts turned to those in our community who are struggling and have limited resources to satisfy the basic need of putting food on the table.

Every day, Unison Systems strives to match up our talented resources with our clients’ unique job requirements. As we look back on the past year, it is with your generosity and partnership in mind that Unison Systems took a day to match up less fortunate families with warm and hearty Thanksgiving dinners.

For this year’s #UnisonCares event on Friday Nov 20, we partnered with the Parker Task Force food bank and King Soopers to pack a truck full of Thanksgiving dinners, and deliver them to hundreds of Denver-area residents with limited means.

Parker Task Force Food Bank

Why did Unison Systems choose to partner with Parker Task Force Food Bank?

For 33 years, Parker Task Force has been helping disadvantaged individuals and families by providing food, limited financial assistance, and other support services with the goal helping them become self-sufficient.

We’ve all heard the saying, “Give a person a fish, and they won’t go hungry that night. Teach a person to fish, and they’ll never go hungry again.” In this spirit, Parker Task Force’s 100% volunteer staff feels strongly about its mission to help clients gain self-sufficiency.
PTF provides a hand up, not a hand out. They practice “tough love” and insist that clients work right along with them to ensure that they meet their challenges head on and solve whatever problems are keeping them and their families from caring for themselves.

Parker Task Force has an astounding success rate of clients meeting this goal. With some exceptions, there are no resources available to care for families on an extended or long-term basis.

Please check out the Parker Task Force web site for more information and for volunteer opportunities to get involved with this great organization.

Our Food Suppliers

Unison Systems turned to two community staples to source the thousands of food items necessary to fill our Thanksgiving Dinner boxes for the #UnisonCares Thanksgiving food drive. King Soopers on E. Smoky Hill Rd, and Whole Foods in Highlands Ranch each stepped up to the plate and made sure we had enough food to deliver the assistance so badly needed by a great many in our community this year. We are grateful that they provided us these food resources at a difficult time for any local supplier to keep its shelves stocked.

Thanks again to everyone who made the 2020 #UnisonCares food drive possible. We are looking forward to doing it again next year and helping an even greater number of underserved families.