Living on a billboard definitely isn’t a traditional way to support a food bank, but that’s no reason not to try it.
Dan Cochell, radio anchor for KRDO 105.5 FM and 1240 AM, has been living on the Mind Seizure Haunted House billboard on East Platte Avenue since 6 a.m. Saturday to raise awareness of the needs of Care and Share Food Bank.
Cochell will be on the billboard, in front of the Colorado Springs Flea Market, until 6 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 9. He encourages people to drop off food and cash donations for Care and Share’s inaugural “Scare for Care and Share” drive. The drop-off point is located at the flea market site, 5225 E. Platte Ave., and it is set up so you can just drive through and hand your donations to the volunteers.
Cochell’s eight days and seven nights have been made a little more comfortable with a couch, a TV and a port-a-potty. A bucket can be lowered down for food and other essentials, and there is a two-way communications system so he can talk with his fans when they drop off donations.
We’ve all felt the pinch in one way or another from the recent economic changes. Care and Share has had a 23 percent increase in those who need their services; that means it now needs an additional 14.6 million pounds of food.
Aside from really great karma, there are added bonuses waiting for you when you donate: Mind Seizure will be giving discounted admissions, and other participating sponsors will be providing perks such as a gift card to Plato’s Closet or a free game at Shotz Lazer Tag.
Also, if you buy a car from Nevada Auto Sales this October, that business will donate $100 to Care and Share.