Supporters & Partners
The people and places that make it all possible.
Feeding people can only happen when we all come together with the same mission in mind. For a complete list of those who see the need and take action, check out our Annual Report.
Volunteers give us something precious every day: their time. They roll up their sleeves and take action in the most tangible ways possible. They know that every can they sort or bag they pack means they’ve made someone’s life a little brighter.
Meal Sites and Food Pantries are on the front line of hunger relief . Without them, we’d be unable to accomplish our work. Soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters provide hope to those in need every day. Whether dishing out lunch to 600 people each day, or serving six families in the church once a month, Partner Agencies make the world a better place.
Foundations and service organizations, like Pikes Peak United Way, provide us with grant funds to ensure that we can run our programs, buy food, and teach people about nutrition. Their support also ensures that we can pay employees, put gas in the trucks, and keep the lights on. All essentials in the fight against hunger.
Corporate sponsors support special events, provide grants for programs, hold fundraising activities, and offer matching funds for their employees who also believe in the fight against hunger. These leaders understand that business thrives when we all have the food we need every day and our community is at its best.
The generosity of individuals makes our work possible all year long. These investors see a need to take action and to be part of the solution. They know that no matter the size of their gift, it will make a difference to a friend, a senior, a child, or a family facing hunger.
Feeding America, the nation’s leading charity in the fight against hunger, provides us with food, grant opportunities, marketing support, and many other resources through their vast network of connections. They provide food for more than 37 million low-income people in the United States every year!
Federal programs are essential in getting more food to more people in more places. This partnership allows us to provide food to children, seniors, and people living in extreme poverty.
Congratulations to the Hunger’s Hope Award 2017 honorees!
“Our Hunger’s Hope Award 2017 honorees were selected for their extraordinary accomplishments. They have demonstrated engagement in Care and Share’s work to secure support for people at risk of hunger throughout Southern Colorado, shown exemplary leadership and commitment. Each honoree has a proven record of exceptional generosity through giving or garnering financial support for the Care and Share mission.” Lynne Telford, President and CEO of Care and Share Food Bank
Care and Share Food Bank is pleased to announce the honorees for the Fourth Annual Hunger’s Hope Awards 2017. The honorees were recognized at an awards presentation. Click here to view a video highlighting this years nominees.
For the Hunger’s Hope Awards 2017, we honored:
- Pikes Peak Workforce Center partnership began in 2002 when they donated 1,096 pounds of assorted food. During their last Job Fair in 2016, they helped us to acquire more than 12,000 meals!
- Cypress Semiconductor Colorado: There are some businesses in our community that go far outside their scope of services to make a positive difference in the world. Cypress has donated more than 550,000 meals since 2013.
- Security Service Federal Credit Union: For more than 20 years, Security Service Federal Credit Union has worked with us to alleviate hunger in our local communities. Their dedicated employees have provided more than a 200,000 meals to our Southern Colorado neighbors.
- National Association of Letter Carriers – Branch #204: The NALC is the chief organizer of the nation’s largest one-day food drive in the nation – Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which has resulted in nearly half-a-million meals at Care and Share.
- Colorado Farm to Table: In 2016, Colorado Farm to Table provided nearly 145,000 pounds of fresh produce, resulting in nearly 121,000 meals.
- Sally Sparhawk and Anne Gartin: Sally and Anne, along with their friends and family, have provided more than 148,000 pounds of food; the equivalent of 118,000 meals.
- Mark Ingles: Mark decorates his house for the holiday season and has turned it into an opportunity to collaborate with Care and Share. This past holiday season, food collected weighed nearly 700 pounds.
- Peregrine Loop Turkey Trot: Since 2014, neighbors in the Peregrine neighborhood have organized an event where they have donated nearly 7,000 pounds of food after their Thanksgiving Day event.
- Loaf ‘N Jug: In 2014, Loaf ‘N Jug became a leader in our agency empowerment program. Presently, 46 locations are participating in this very important program which has yielded more than 266,000 pounds of food.