Colorado Ranked One of the Most Charitable States in the U.S.
It's this time of the year when the spirit of giving really kicks into high gear, and according to WalletHub, Colorado is one of the best states for that.
WalletHub's report ranked Colorado the eighth most-giving state in the United States in terms of donated income. Utah, Maryland and Minnesota were ranked the top three, respectively. Colorado was also the 25th in the percentage of the population that volunteers for a charity.
'In order to determine the most philanthropic states, WalletHub compared the 50 states across two key dimensions, 'Volunteering & Service' and 'Charitable Giving,' WalletHub says. So even if you don't have the means to donate funds to charities, you can still give your time. You can see the full report from WalletHub here.
Every November, we team up with the Larimer and Weld County Food Banks for Townsquare Cares: Feeding NoCo, where the staff rolls up their sleeves and works for a few hours at the food bank. It's actually a really fun way to get involved and see just how hard the local food banks work to make sure everyone has food.
Right now, one in three Coloradans is struggling with hunger, which is a pretty high number. Fortunately, it's really easy to help, because just $25 will feed a family of four in Colorado for the holidays. You can donate below, or text FEEDNOCO to 50155.
With it being the holiday season, you may be feeling a little financially strained yourself, but you can always donate your time instead. The food banks in Larimer and Weld Counties have a number of volunteer shifts, or you can grab a slot (or a meal) at FoCo Cafe in Old Town Fort Collins.