Sunny Side Market

We believe everyone—no matter your circumstances—deserves to experience the joy of picking out fresh, healthy groceries. That’s why we’ve created a new kind of food pantry.

Our market is for everyone

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.
Important update for colorado springs sunny side market


The market will still be open from 2-6pm Mondays and Thursdays. There will be 5 appointments available every 10 minutes from 2-5pm, and from 5-6pm walk-ins will be welcome. Moving forward appointment scheduling will open each Friday for the following week. Please see below for more information about how this new model will work:

  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment time.
  • If you need to cancel your appointment please call the market at 719-888-6851 as soon as possible.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment you will not be guaranteed a chance to shop – the market manager will work with you to find the next available appointment, or you will be able to come back from 5-6pm for walk-in services.
  • If you need assistance utilizing the scheduling tool please call the market at 719-888-6851 or call the Senior Direct Services Manager at 719-434-4679 – requests/appointments made by voicemail are not guaranteed.
  • Please consider accessing additional services within the Family Success Center to make the most of your visit – learn more about the other services available HERE.
  • Appointments can be scheduled through a website called “Calendly” HERE.

If you would prefer not to utilize the “by-appointment” model to shop at the Sunny Side Market or are unable to schedule an appointment at a time that works for you, please use our Find Food page to locate alternative food pantries near you.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

1520 Verde Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Hours: Mon. 2 p.m. – 6 p. m. 
Thurs. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

By appointment only from 2-5 pm
Walk-ins welcome from 5-6pm

Things to keep in mind


Make sure to enroll online for shopping before arriving. You only have to sign up once to become an official Sunny Side Market shopper.


You are welcome to shop as often as once a week. This ensures groceries are available for as many neighbors as possible.


If you’re shopping at one of our locations, be sure you live in those areas. Sunny Side Market is meant to serve people who reside within those neighborhoods. Live in another county or city? Check out the other resources available through Care and Share, below.


The quantities for food items you can shop for may vary per visit. We get food from farmers, grocery stores, retailers, and community members. Since the amount and type of food we receive varies, our shelves will look different from time to time.

How it works

At Sunny Side Market, we want your visit to feel like a comfortable and familiar grocery shopping experience. Here’s what you can expect when you come through our doors.

You’ll only have to check in with us once – on your very first visit. A volunteer or team member will issue you a personal key fob for quick, self-guided check ins during future visits.

To make sure all shoppers have access to all the food provided at the market, limit signs may be posted throughout the market.


As you make your way through the market, keep an eye out for items labeled as “Healthy Choice Food.” These  products help build balanced, nutritious meals.

Please leave your shopping cart inside the market – if you need assistance getting your groceries out of the building, please let a volunteer or the market manager know and we will be happy to assist you!

We only allow two bags per household when shopping. Please make sure all items you select fit into your two bags unless instructed otherwise – we may ask you to use a different bag if yours are larger than an average grocery bag. If we have reusable bags available, we will happily give you two for your first time shopping to bring back with you each time you shop, and we always have plastic bags available.