Annual Report & Financials
We take our responsibility to help feed people very seriously. We maximize each dollar we receive, ensuring that 96% of our budget goes to food and food programs. Only $0.04 is spent on administrative and fundraising costs. And we can really stretch that dollar, using each one to acquire an average of eight meals. We are proud of the work we do and grateful for everyone who makes it possible.
For questions regarding our Annual Report, or any other financial information, please contact Joanna Wise at email@example.com.
Dear friends of Care and Share,
We are honored to bring you the 2016-17 Care and Share Food Bank Annual Report. As we reflect on the work that took place during the past year, we are equally humbled and inspired. Because of your generous investment, we once again served more people than ever before, benefited from more people investing their time in serving our community, and expanded our agency partnerships all across Southern Colorado.
The work we do at Care and Share is only possible because you share our belief that no one should go hungry. We hope you are pleased with what we have accomplished together, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with you to ensure everyone in Southern Colorado has access to the food they need to thrive.
With sincere gratitude,
Lynne Telford, President and CEO
Summer can be a stressful time for many of our neighbors in need. Thousands of children in Southern Colorado are at risk of missing meals because they no longer have access to school food. As a result, many families on a limited income struggle with higher grocery bills.
This is the case for 12-year-old Jorge and his family. We met Jorge, his younger brother, and his mom at the Deerfield Hills Summer Mobile Food Pantry. Jorge is a student in Colorado Springs who participates in the Free and Reduced Price School Meal program. He said his family finds relief during the summer through Care and Share Food Bank's Summer Mobile Food Pantry program. "It helps us save money for things... like water and light," Jorge explained.
Care and Share Food Bank conducts multiple Summer Mobile Food Pantries throughout the Colorado Springs and Pueblo areas. Each site offers a variety of healthy, nutritious, in-season produce, as well as staple items like canned protein and bread.
At Deerfield Hills, Jorge and his brother helped his mom carry some of the heavy produce, like a bag of potatoes and a watermelon, to their car. Jorge told us he enjoys getting the nutritious food during the summertime. "When it's hot, we can eat some watermelon outside," he said with a smile on his face.