Agency Newsletter - April 2024

Care and Share Food Bank to Host Children's Nutrition Initiative (CNI) Round Table

Care and Share will be hosting a roundtable with stakeholders that include students, teachers, funders, and community leaders across our services area to discuss the successes and opportunities of our programs, as well as what can be to improve programming.

If you are a Send Hunger Packing or School Pantry Program, please complete our feedback survey here.

Map the Meal Gap Interactive Map to be Released May 2024

We are excited to share that the current Map the Meal Gap interactive map will be updated with 2022 data and be available to the public in May 2024.

This interactive map is an important tool that helps Feeding America, food banks, partner agencies, and elected officials improve our understanding of food insecurity and the food costs at the local level. Check out this important tool below!

New USDA Partner Agency Coalition Kicks Off in April

Care and Share partner agencies that distribute USDA foods through the TEFAP or Every Day Eats (CSFP/Senior Boxes) programs will need to have a representative present at these virtual gatherings.

At these quarterly coalition gatherings, we will go over better practices, what to expect during State management evaluations, and more. To learn more, please connect with Steven Williams, Program Director, at

Feeding Colorado and Feeding America send Care and Share to Washington D.C.

Steven Williams, Program Director, reflected on his experience representing Care and Share at the Farm Bill Fly-In over on our blog.

“Amidst the hustle and bustle of our daily efforts to support families in need across Colorado, a remarkable truth emerges,” Steven writes. “Coloradans are resilient, but they need our support now more than ever.”

Read more about Steven’s time in D.C. on our blog.

"We increased our distribution area by leaps and bounds." | Food Donor Highlight

Care and Share is proud to partner with Southern Colorado farmers to provide local produce to neighbors.

One way we work with our local farmers is through the Local Food Purchasing Agreement (LFPA), a grant provided through the USDA and the State of Colorado.

Learn more about this partnership over on our blog.

Your Monthly SIMC Update

SIMC is live on the Care and Share website!

We are excited to provide more up to date information and resources through this new landing page. Click here to navigate directly to our page or click on the Service Insights Section on the Agency Portal.

Check out the document below for more important reminders!


Please use the Closure Dates webpage for your reference. We will be closed on the following days in April:

April 29th and 30th — No pick-ups for 5th week cleaning and inventory. 


Click here to view the latest recalls under the Food Recalls tab in the Agency Portal.


Our Agency Hotline is there for you to connect with us when you have training needs or issues with your orders and deliveries. Please contact us at 719-937-4547 or

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