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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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Bayfield Kids for Kids

    Kids for Kids

    The community of Bayfield is a small, prideful community in which parents just won’t ask for help such as signing up for free or reduced lunches or food assistance of any kind. With that struggle against them, those that wished to help had to come up with a creative yet discreet way to make a difference.

    Learn More About Kids for Kids »
  • KaiserPermanente

    Kaiser Permanente

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

    Learn More About Kaiser Permanente »
  • 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.

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  • 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

    Learn More About Doherty High School »
  • 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.

    Learn More About Story of Hope »
  • 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 »
  • Ron Ron
  • Ranea Brown Ranea
  • Debra Brinkman Debra
  • Betty Allen (Fa Stock) Betty
  • Gunnison Country Gunnison Country Food Pantry
  • Carolyn Cook Carolyn
  • Mauro Farms Mauro Farms
  • Jessica Murray Hill Murray Hill Apartment Gardens
  • Roy Pearsall Roy
  • Bayfield Kids for Kids Kids for Kids
  • 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


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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Just Eat It
September 03, 2015

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.

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Hunger Action Month
September 01, 2015

Every September, Care and Share Food Bank, in conjunction with Feeding America, recognizes Hunger Action Month. We ask everyone in America to fight hunger in their community, all month long. Hunger Action Month is your opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our effort to feed more Southern Coloradoans.

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Wear Orange Day
September 03, 2015

Join hunger fighters across the country and wear orange on Thursday, September 3rd to raise awareness for our neighbors in need and show support for Hunger Action Month.

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Milk Drive
September 07, 2015

Milk is one of the most requested items by food bank clients year-round. We learned through a 2014 survey of Feeding America food banks that, on average, we are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year.

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Cooking for a Cause
October 08, 2015

October’s Featured Chef: Ott Mathias of Jake and Telly’s Greek Taverna

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Thank you to all the friends of Care and Share that came to the food bank tonight to view Just Eat It- A Food Waste Story. By the audiences reaction, everyone thought it was a great film. If you can, take the time to view it. #hungeractionmonth ... See MoreSee Less

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