At Care and Share Food Bank,

We believe no one should go hungry.

Nourishing our communities

What happens at a food bank?

We’re glad you asked. As a food bank, Care and Share works to gather and sort food from multiple sources, distributing to our network of 282 partners in 31 counties across Southern Colorado. We make sure nutritious food gets in the hands of everyone who needs it—wherever they are.

1
Gather

We receive donated or low-cost food from suppliers, community partners, and federal programs.

2
Sort

Our dedicated staff and volunteers sort and organize the food we receive.

3
Distribute
Food is then supplied to our partners and programs and distributed to those in need.
Food for all

Finding food

The face of hunger in Southern Colorado is different from the cities to the plains, from the mountains to the valleys. Our approach to feeding our neighbors is as unique as they are.
Partner food pantries

More than 280 soup kitchens, pantries, and emergency shelters help get food to neighbors who need it most.

Mobile markets + pantries

Our mobile markets and food pantries serve communities with limited access to grocery stores and other food resources.

Neighborhood markets

Sunny Side Markets offer a new kind of pantry— where free food is provided in a warm and dignified shopping experience.

Need food now?
Check out our calendar to find mobile markets, pantries and more today.
Every Dollar Counts

Change lives with spare change

At Care and Share Food Bank, we understand that life happens—but hunger shouldn't. Thousands of our neighbors don't know where their next meal will come from. Your donation can be the reason they never have to wonder again.

Just $1 provides 6 meals

to neighbors in need across Southern Colorado.

25 million lbs of food

was distributed across 31 counties last year.

209,172 people

received the food they needed from our network of partners and programs.

4,927 kids

took nutritious food home through our Children's programs

Full bellies—full hearts

Last year, we gave out more than 12,976 Send Hunger Packing bags.

Our Send Hunger Packing school program provides kids with a bag of food each week to take home to their families. Programs like these—supported by donors like you—mean kids like Xander have the food they need to learn and grow.

Xander
GET INVOLVED

Feeding our neighbors

There's more than one way to give! We couldn’t distribute millions of pounds of food to our hungry neighbors without help from volunteers like you. Find where you fit in the fight to end hunger in Southern Colorado.
Volunteer your time

Volunteering at our distribution center is easy, fun, and so important in getting food to our neighbors in need.

Start a fundraiser

This isn’t your grandmother’s fundraiser. Or maybe it is! Fundraisers are a fun, meaningful way to get involved.