How we work

What happens at a food bank?

Today, 1 in 7 people faces hunger in Southern Colorado.

At Care and Share Food Bank, we believe no one should go hungry.
That’s why we’re doing our part—with your help—to end hunger for good.

It all begins with you

Our generous donors give a little—or a lot—to help us secure healthy, nutritious food for our neighbors in need.
A little goes a long way: $1 = 6 meals.

At Care and Share, we gather, sort, and distribute the food.
1
Gather
We receive donated or low cost food from suppliers, community partners, and federal nutrition programs.

85% of the food we distribute is classified as highly nutritious.
2
Sort
Our dedicated staff and volunteers sort and organize the food we receive.

More than 5,500 volunteers help further our mission each year through their gift of time.
3
Distribute
Food is then supplied to our 282 partner food pantries and distributed to those in need.

Our Mobile Food Pantries, Mobile Markets, and our Sunny Side Markets fill gaps where food resources are scarce.
Serving our community

Our neighbors receive the food they need to thrive.

Together, we distribute nutritious food to more than 82,000 families each year.

Last year, you helped us in the fight to end hunger

18 million
meals provided
22 million pounds
of food distributed
220,755
nourished neighbors