Care and Share Food Bank Programs
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Programs

How we feed our neighbors. 

The face of hunger in Southern Colorado is different from the cities to the plains, from the mountains to the valleys. Our approach to feeding our neighbors is as unique as they are.

Sunny Side Market

Sunny Side Market is a network of local food pantries owned and operated by Care and Share Food Bank. All of the food we provide is free of charge, and served in a warm, dignified, and respectful shopping experience.

Food Pantries and Meal Sites

Places like soup kitchens, pantries, and emergency shelters are the frontline leaders in hunger relief. We provide the food to more than 280 of these partners and they get it to the people who need it.

Mobile Food Pantries

Care and Share Food Bank hosts Mobile Food Pantry distributions in areas across Southern Colorado with limited access to grocery stores and other food resources.

Children's Nutrition Initiative

Who wants kids to go hungry? Not us and not you! CNI programs—Send Hunger Packing, Healthy Kids Club, Summer Food Service Program, School Pantries, Summer Mobile Pantries, and the Family Pantry Box program—get food to kids and their families so they can learn and grow. It’s just that simple.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Is a federally funded program that provides extra food for low-income seniors. Monthly food distributions are held at participating sites throughout Southern Colorado, serving thousands of our neighbors in need.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

Is a federally funded program that provides food for low-come individuals, families, and seniors. Monthly food distributions are held at participating sites throughout Southern Colorado, serving thousands of our neighbors in need.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Is a monthly allocation of dollars for individuals and families who need help getting enough food. Each month, money for food is loaded onto an EBT card, which works like a debit card. You can use this card to buy nutritious food at grocery stores and other food retailers.

Cooking Matters

Eating healthy on a limited budget is a hard thing to do, and many of us don’t know how to do it. Our Cooking Matters program is a six-week course that teaches low-income families how to shop for and create healthy, affordable meals.