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Mission & History


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Our History

In 1972, our founder Sister Dominique Pisciotta saw many people in her own community struggling with hunger and decided to do something about it.  Hunger wasn’t ok with Sister Dominique then and it isn’t ok with us now. We know you feel the same way.

In the early days, we distributed food baskets throughout Colorado Springs. Now, we provide millions of pounds of food throughout 31 Southern Colorado counties. We have  far outgrown our humble beginnings, where we distributed food out of volunteers’ basements and a two car garage on S. Wahsatch Street.  Today, we have the privilege of running our operation from a well- equipped distribution centers in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.  And volunteers, always the lifeblood of our work, have grown in ranks from one committed Sister to more than 43,000 volunteer hours annually!

Our Mission

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 fight hunger and food insecurity in Southern Colorado communities.  Our vision is a hunger-free Southern Colorado.