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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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  • Jorja's Daughter

    Jorja and Family, Colorado Springs, CO

    Last summer, Jorja and her husband opened their hearts to five foster care children. They welcomed these children into their home to give them an opportunity to reach their full potential. With her growing family, Jorja also had a growing food budget.

    Learn More About Jorja and Family »
  • Domanic

    Domanic, Colorado Springs, CO

    He started helping in the pantry because he saw one of his teachers trying to lift the heavy bags of potatoes and carrots and onions, and he didn’t want her to hurt her back.

    Learn More About Domanic »
  • KathleenK

    Kathleen & Dove Creek Care and Share, Dove Creek, CO

    Dove Creek, Colorado is located in the Southwest corner of our state. It is a small, rural community with a population of less than 800. Nearly 23% of its residents are living below the poverty level.

    Learn More About Kathleen & Dove Creek Care and Share »
  • Peter
  • Zoe


    Zoe has a very giving spirit and felt she had received enough "stuff" for Christmas. She also asked that instead of just dropping off the food at Care and Share, if her and her family could volunteer their time sorting and packing food at our distribution center.

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  • Christina

    Christina, Colorado Springs, CO

    “I get a great deal of satisfaction helping Care and Share customers and I’m hoping this passion will pass on to my children.”

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  • Jack Carr

    Jack, Colorado Springs, CO

    Most of us can go to a restaurant or a store and buy anything at any time, so I can’t even comprehend the fact that someone has to wait for food or go without it.” Jack’s positive interactions with staff, volunteers, and partner agencies truly set him apart.

    Learn More About Jack »
  • 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.”

    Learn More About Frank »
  • 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.

    Learn More About Ranea »
  • 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.

    Learn More About Ron »
  • 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.

    Learn More About Betty »
  • 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.

    Learn More About Carolyn »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.

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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • kathy-volunteer

    Kathy, Colorado Springs, CO

    When Kathy spends time with us, she knows that her work is making a difference in the lives of many. She says, “I am sure there would be a lot of people going hungry if Care and Share didn’t exist.”

    Learn More About Kathy »
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan, Colorado Springs, CO

    I like the camaraderie here. I feel like people really care and are here for good reasons,” he says when asked what he loved the most about Care and Share.

    Learn More About Jonathan »
  • Laschv2

    Mary and Aaron, Colorado Springs, CO

    Our desire for giving to those in need is what shapes our family’s giving, The need is real, the need is desperate, and the need is in our community…it’s these needs that defines our giving priorities, primarily those agencies that are able to fulfill the most basic of needs; the need of food, clothing and shelter.

    Learn More About Mary and Aaron »
  • Roxanne

    Roxanne, Colorado Springs, CO

    Roxanne has met with many struggles throughout her life. While working in the healthcare industry, she sustained injuries to both her neck and back in 2004. After her second injury in 2013, she was unable to work.

    Learn More About Roxanne »
  • Jorja's Daughter Jorja and Family
  • Domanic Domanic
  • KathleenK Kathleen & Dove Creek Care and Share
  • Peter Cooking Matters- Peter
  • Zoe Zoe
  • Christina Christina
  • Jack Carr Jack
  • Frank Frank
  • Ranea Brown Ranea
  • Ron Ron
  • Betty Allen (Fa Stock) Betty
  • Gunnison Country Food Pantry Gunnison Country Food Pantry
  • Debra Brinkman Debra
  • Carolyn Cook Carolyn
  • Roy Pearsall Roy
  • LaMicka LaMicka
  • Doherty High School Doherty High School
  • Daily Harvest Aquaponics 2 Daily Harvest Aquaponics
  • Spectranetics Spectranetics
  • Starbucks Starbucks
  • Victoria Victoria Selfridge
  • Dianne Dianne
  • Jana Jana
  • kathy-volunteer Kathy
  • Jonathan Jonathan
  • Laschv2 Mary and Aaron
  • Roxanne Roxanne


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 06, 2016

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


Bank of America Give A Meal
September 26, 2016

For the 5th consecutive year, Feeding America® and Bank of America are partnering on the Give A Meal program, to raise funds to feed people who struggle with hunger. For every $1 donated to the program, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2 more.


Holiday Care Drive
November 01, 2016

Host a food drive, fund drive or online campaign to raise resources for Care and Share Food Bank this holiday season.


Empty Stocking Fund
November 24, 2016

For many, the holidays are a reminder of hunger. Watch the video to see how you can help


Recipe for Hope
March 02, 2017

Join us for the 2017 Recipe for Hope Luncheon on March 2nd.

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The holidays are here and now more than ever we need your support so we can provide healthy food to our neighbors in need. Please watch this video and consider making your year-end gift that will allow our neighbors the opportunity to reach their full potential. Thank you for sharing in our belief that no one should go hungry. GIVE HERE: ... See MoreSee Less

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