Today marks the 40th anniversary of our incorporation date! Can you believe it? Forty years of work to alleviate hunger for Southern Coloradoans.
We began as a dream of Franciscan Sister Dominique Pisciotta and several other community members that envisioned a better life for those in need. It’s so hard to imagine that we started as an all-volunteer-run organization for the first eight years, during which time 80,000 food baskets were distributed throughout the Pikes Peak region. Sister Dominique poured her heart and soul into Care and Share, creating the foundation for a secure organization capable of innovation, strong brand recognition, respected position in our community, a high-capacity facility, and the ability to reach an even greater potential.
Since our humble beginnings, we have grown exponentially. Last year, we distributed more than 19 million pounds of food, or nearly 16 million meals. This food filled the shelves of more than 300 partner agencies (soup kitchens, food pantries, and emergency shelters) throughout 31 Southern Colorado counties, making its way to 108,000 of our food insecure neighbors.
To preserve and celebrate our dynamic history, we interviewed some of the individuals that paved the way for our success. We invite you to watch (and share) our 40th anniversary video. You will meet Sister Dominique and other key players that wove the fabric of our story.
Thank you for your support and remember, together, we can solve hunger!