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Annual Report & Financials

We take our responsibility to help feed people very seriously.  We want to ensure that every dollar is spent in the best and most meaningful way.  For every dollar we receive, we spend $0.95 on food and food programs. Only $0.05 is spent on administrative and fundraising costs.  And we can really stretch that dollar, using each one to acquire an average of 8 meals.  We are proud of the work we do and grateful for everyone who makes it possible.

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Dear friends of Care and Share,

We are honored to bring you the 2015-16 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 the investment made in our mission by partners like you, 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 deepest gratitude,
Lynne Telford, President and CEO
Jim Hendren, Chief Governance Officer


On March 10, 2016, Care and Share held our 8th annual Recipe for Hope event. We shared stories of inspiration and hope with nearly 1,000 community members!

We were honored to host Domanic, a seventh grader from North Middle School, as a guest speaker. Domanic volunteers in his school pantry, which was made possible with a grant from Feeding America and the Kellogg Company.

He started helping in the pantry because he saw one of his teachers trying to lift the heavy bags of potatoes and carrots and onions, and he didn’t want her to hurt her back.

Domanic knows that the school pantry is important for the kids at his school, especially for those who don’t have very much. Domanic’s family needs food from the pantry to help stretch their grocery budget. He lives with his grandma, grandpa, two brothers, two sisters, an aunt, and two dogs. He’s lived with his grandma and grandpa for the past five years and he helps his grandma cook meals almost every day.


The pantry at Domanic’s school has taught him many things, especially about how people care for one another. He wants other kids that are struggling to stay strong and believe in their dreams.

And to the supporters of Care and Share that make programs like this possible, he says, “Thank you. It means more than you will ever know for kids like me.” 

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