March 17 Care and Share Food Bank’s COVID-19 Response
March 17, 2020
Care and Share Food Bank is operational and hard at work responding to the needs of the community impacted by COVID-19. As Southern Colorado’s trusted expert in large scale food acquisition and distribution, Care and Share is committed to ensuring hunger doesn’t further complicate this community emergency.
At this time, Care and Share continues to work with partner agencies across Southern Colorado to provide food to neighbors in need. Beyond our usual provisions, Care and Share constructed 3,000 emergency food boxes, with the help of committed volunteers, to provide food to those most impacted by school closures, suspension of local services, and social distancing.
“As COVID-19 forces many families to go without meals, paychecks, and resources, the number of people needing food assistance from Care and Share is likely to grow,” said Lynne Telford, Chief Executive Officer. “Our biggest challenge is that we must maintain our food supply to match growing demands. We are asking the community to rally behind us in the form of volunteering and financial support to allow us to be nimble and flexible in our response.”
What the community needs to know:
- Care and Share needs two things at this time from the wider community, volunteer support and financial donations. More information on both can be found at http://careandshare.org/COVID19
- Neighbors in need of food assistance can locate their nearest food pantry by visiting http://careandshare.org/findfood/.
At this time, Care and Share is not asking for donations of non-perishable food items.