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No one should go hungry.

Every day, we provide food to our partner agencies across Southern Colorado to serve our neighbors in need because well-fed communities are better for us all.

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Our vision is an end to hunger in
Southern Colorado.

At Care and Share Food Bank, our core purpose is to bridge the gap between hunger and abundance. Our mission is to provide food, partnering opportunities, and education to combat hunger and food insecurity in Southern Colorado communities. Our vision is an end to hunger in Southern Colorado.

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  • Frank

    Frank, Dove Creek, CO

    Before Frank found the food pantry in Dove Creek, he spent $240.00 each month on groceries. Now, he spends less than $80 a month, and can funnel his limited resources into other basic necessities. Frank said that “Without Care and Share, I would not have a good diet and would not be healthy.”

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  • ashton

    Ashton, Gunnison, CO

    Ashton and his girlfriend have been volunteering at the Gunnison Country Food Pantry since they moved to the area. They love to volunteer and to feel like they are part of the community. Ashton says that giving back is “the best feeling in the world.” They also receive food from the pantry.

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  • weddell family

    Weddell Family

    The Weddells know that the gifts they have been giving to Care and Share for 20 years “create a foundation- a bridge” for our neighbors struggling with hunger. Sometimes, Leslie said, “There’s a strength in numbers..... I think if we work together, we can get them to the other side.”

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  • Ranea Brown

    Ranea, Colorado Springs, CO

    Before Cooking Matters, Ranea wasn’t eating enough nutritious food. She would skip breakfast, be really tired in class and wouldn’t pay attention.

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  • caroyln

    Carolyn, Gunnison, CO

    Carolyn serves on the Board of the Mountain Roots Food Project, which is dedicated to creating resilient food systems in Gunnison County. Mountain Roots donates food to the Gunnison Country Food Pantry, which is a Care and Share partner agency.

    Learn More About Carolyn »
  • mary

    Mary, Gunnison, CO

    Mary volunteers at the Gunnison Country Food Pantry during Senior Day. She helps many of her neighbors access food that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. People, she says, that “have been hard working all their lives and they didn’t have the ways to save for retirement that there is now.”

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  • Ron

    Ron, Salida, CO

    Ron and his wife inherited three grandchildren to take care of—three grandchildren with “hollow legs.” For a week, Ron wondered what he was going to do. Living on a limited budget, it was a struggle to feed his multi-generational family, which also included Ron’s two parents.

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  • Betty Allen (Fa Stock)

    Betty, Pueblo, CO

    To help alleviate the financial strain she feels every month, she visits her local food pantry, where they know she is diabetic and keep a “sugar-free pile” for her. At the pantry, she also gets onions, green, red, and yellow peppers, squash, zucchini, meat, and whole wheat bread.

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  • Gunnison Country Food Pantry

    Gunnison Country Food Pantry

    Gunnison Country Food Pantry is proud to count the good people at Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado among the best of our friends.

    Learn More About Gunnison Country Food Pantry »
  • Debra Brinkman

    Debra, Yoder, CO

    Before the Mobile Food Pantry came to us, I usually had a grocery budget of about $20 a week for five of us. Now, my husband works down in La Junta and we do have a grocery budget, but the Mobile Food Pantry means we can actually eat fresh produce, and we can actually eat more meat in our meals.

    Learn More About Debra »
  • Carolyn Cook

    Carolyn, Canon City, CO

    Carolyn Cook Ryan, or White Dove, has had an interesting life. Her Native American father built battleships during WWII. This job involved many chemicals that were not yet known to be hazardous and he brought these toxins home on his clothes.

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  • Mauro Farms

    Mauro Farms

    The Mauro family has been farming in Pueblo for more than 70-years; managing nearly 250 acres of farm land. More than five years ago, Steve Mauro established a partnership with Care and Share to provide healthy, locally grown, nutritious produce.

    Learn More About Mauro Farms »
  • Jessica Murray Hill

    Murray Hill Apartment Gardens

    Jessica was determined to create a garden at the Murray Hill Apartment Community where there was a large outdoor space overgrown with weeds. She approached her landlord about creating a garden for the residents of the apartment.

    Learn More About Murray Hill Apartment Gardens »
  • Roy Pearsall

    Roy, Colorado Springs

    Roy is a husband, father of three girls, and a remodeler by trade. He was in the industry for eight years, and every year he could see himself moving further and further away from financial stability.

    Learn More About Roy »
  • KaiserPermanente

    Kaiser Permanente

    Kaiser Permanente is a powerful champion in the fight against hunger in Southern Colorado.

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  • High Plains Helping Hands Gardens

    High Plains Helping Hands

    High Plains Helping Hands had an idea to provide weekly education classes that would empower their patrons by teaching them certain life skills, including healthy cooking and gardening. Along with the idea, they also envisioned a garden.

    Learn More About High Plains Helping Hands »
  • LindaE


    Many people experience hunger at some point in their lives. I have been fortunate that I’ve never been hungry (in fact, I could stand to miss a meal or two!), but there were times when we were just a paycheck away from being unable to pay our bills.

    Learn More About Linda »
  • LaMicka

    LaMicka, Pueblo, CO

    “It’s good to know that I can still support my family even though I’m struggling financially. Being able to turn to places when you need help is awesome and knowing where to find the help is awesome as well. ”

    Learn More About LaMicka »
  • Doherty High School

    Doherty High School

    Helping people in need takes no special talent--anyone can help

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  • Daily Harvest Aquaponics 2

    Daily Harvest Aquaponics

    Both Gavin and Marshea Vitt’s family histories are rooted in farming. After a year of research and learning, they opened Daily Harvest Aquaponics in May of 2014

    Learn More About Daily Harvest Aquaponics »
  • Cheryl


    Cheryl’s husband was offered a position in Colorado Springs and they jumped at the chance to relocate in September 2014. It was the break they had hoped for since they fell in love with Colorado Springs on a vacation in 2012.

    Learn More About Cheryl »
  • Spectranetics


    Spectranetics’ teammates are grounded in a culture of shared values with a specific focus on service and humility. Teammates put these values into action through community service, volunteering and charitable giving throughout the year.

    Learn More About Spectranetics »
  • Starbucks

    Starbucks, Fountain

    Starbucks, located in Fountain, participates in the retail direct pickup program with Care and Share. Store Manager, Cory Beery loves working for a company that cares so much about its employees and giving back to its community.

    Learn More About Starbucks »
  • Testimonial

    Story of Hope

    He came to me in tears saying he could not do it all, and they needed the food really bad at home.

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  • Vera


    Vera Kellar, a retired Army Lt. Colonel and Red Cross Specialist with the Armed Forces Emergency Services. In her prior careers, Vera was a Military Police Officer and then worked for Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services in Bosnia, Korea, Bahrain and Afghanistan.

    Learn More About Vera »
  • Victoria

    Victoria Selfridge

    It all started in 2002, when one of her neighbors asked Victoria if she had any extra room in her freezer. Her neighbors were stockpiling frozen turkeys to donate to Care and Share for Thanksgiving, but they were running out of capacity.

    Learn More About Victoria Selfridge »
  • Dianne

    Dianne, Cripple Creek, CO

    Dianne is a very active, retired 66-year-old who volunteers at the senior center and a local arts organization.

    Learn More About Dianne »
  • Jana

    Jana, Pueblo, CO

    “The beginning of my education was also the beginning of multiple financial sacrifices.” She and her husband have to make a lot of tough decisions, including the amount and quality of food they buy.

    Learn More About Jana »
  • Andrea

    Andrea, Colorado Springs, CO

    Andrea is a senior too, so she understands the challenges that come along with getting older. She said that serving clients like Edward and Marjorie “gives me a greater appreciation of how fortunate I am.”

    Learn More About Andrea »
  • Frank Frank
  • ashton Ashton
  • weddell family Weddell Family
  • Ranea Brown Ranea
  • caroyln Carolyn
  • mary Mary
  • Ron Ron
  • Betty Allen (Fa Stock) Betty
  • Gunnison Country Food Pantry Gunnison Country Food Pantry
  • Debra Brinkman Debra
  • Carolyn Cook Carolyn
  • Mauro Farms Mauro Farms
  • Jessica Murray Hill Murray Hill Apartment Gardens
  • Roy Pearsall Roy
  • KaiserPermanente Kaiser Permanente
  • High Plains Helping Hands Gardens High Plains Helping Hands
  • LindaE Linda
  • LaMicka LaMicka
  • Doherty High School Doherty High School
  • Daily Harvest Aquaponics 2 Daily Harvest Aquaponics
  • Cheryl Cheryl
  • Spectranetics Spectranetics
  • Starbucks Starbucks
  • Testimonial Story of Hope
  • Vera Vera
  • Victoria Victoria Selfridge
  • Dianne Dianne
  • Jana Jana
  • Andrea Andrea


provides fresh produce through a Mobile Food Pantry to 50 neighbors in need


provides a weekly food-filled backpack to a child for the school year


will help stock 10 families cupboards for a month

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Upcoming Events

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Colorado Gives Day
December 08, 2015

Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is coming up and we need your support.


Empty Stocking Fund
November 27, 2015

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Recipe for Hope
March 03, 2016

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Stamp Out Hunger
May 08, 2016

Stamp Out Hunger is Care and Share’s largest single-day food drive each year. On Saturday, May 9, 2015 letter carriers across Southern Colorado will collect food donations in order to provide assistance to our neighbors in need.

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Last year, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and their customers raised $110,000 for food banks across America through the Check Out Hunger Matching Program. Most of the customer donations were $1-5, too. This year we hope to raise even more money! For every dollar donated to Care and Share, Natural Grocers will donate a dollar, too, up to $50,000 total! ... See MoreSee Less

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