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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As an organization that distributes millions of pounds of food each year, we have the capacity to create a huge amount of waste. To mitigate this, we recycle! Cardboard, shrink wrap, and pallets are baled and sold to create an additional resource to acquire more food.