Employee Spotlight: Brittany Smith

Every month we like to introduce one of the many fabulous employees who help Care and Share fulfill its mission. This month we are featuring our Volunteer Engagement Manager, Brittany Smith “I am the Volunteer Engagement Manager for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. I have the best job in world, because every […]

Care and Share Food Bank’s Agency Council

We are forming our first Agency Council: a governing body, which includes members of the Care and Share agency network, to provide firsthand and real-world experience in addressing hunger on the frontlines. The council will serve as a platform for partners to be heard and be represented when decisions are made about how Care and […]

Employee Spotlight: Jason Schenk

Every month we like to introduce one of the many fabulous employees who help Care and Share fulfill its mission. This month we are featuring our Inventory Controller, Jason Schenk. “I was attracted to Care and Share instinctively because of this mission and the feeling of putting people before profit. It’s a very welcoming environment […]

Reducing Food Waste: “Ugly” food is still good food

  We are so fortunate to have a robust network of food donors and retailers who give their extra, and sometimes “ugly,” but still, perfectly delicious food! Food rescue and receiving of “seconds” is part of our system. It ensures that cosmetically-challenged food not meeting the incredibly high standards of grocery stores, does not end […]

New Partner Agency Coalition Meeting Days and Times

Thank you to everyone who filled out our Partner Agency Coalition surveys! After collecting your input, we’ve decided to rotate the days, times, and frequency of these meetings going forward. Meetings will be held every other month. The days and times will be rotate Monday through Thursday, alternating in morning or late afternoon. We hope […]

Food Safety: food sorting

It’s important to make sure the food we distribute to our neighbors in need is safe and in good condition. Here’s what to look for when sorting through donated food. Discard food products if: • The seal is pierced • There is visual evidence of product contamination • A glass jar is dented on the […]

Agency Express and Website Updates

Holiday food items now available Holiday food items are now live on Agency Express! All holiday-specific sides and fixings are available on a first-come, first-served basis through the portal. The Agency Portal is now located at the very bottom of the Care and Share home page- please look for it there! 00701x is the item […]

Child Tax Credit payment resources

Do you serve families with children at your organization? Child Tax Credit payments started July 15th. Here is a toolkit that has resources and materials you can use to help spread the word with neighbors if they need help accessing these tax credits! The IRS has issued information and guidance regarding the advance monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments […]