Feeding Hope, Changing Lives

Mom and Daughters

The holidays can be tough for families working hard to make ends meet. Every parent wants to provide a warm, safe and happy home for their child, but sometimes, it’s not possible to cover all of the basic needs on their own. With the help of our generous community, we are able to provide families with food for their holiday meals and also get them through the cold winter months. But hunger is a year round issue and it impacts more of our neighbors than you might think. In fact, for the last five years, the number of clients we serve has remained nearly unchanged and sits 37% higher than pre-recession numbers. Last year, with help from our supporters, we provided our clients with enough food for 1.5 meals per day. Learn more about our impact on hunger in our community.

Clients regularly share with us how much the food they receive from the Food Bank means to them. For single, working mom, Brandy, assistance from the Food Bank means she has gas money to drive her daughter to the Poudre River and spend the day. For “Ani’s” family of six, it means she can use her paycheck to cover rent and also know that her family will have enough to eat. For “John”, food from the Food Bank has helped him rebuild his strength after facing multiple surgeries. And for “Sara”, it means her family will have food on the table each night while she works on earning a college degree.

These clients and thousands of others are at the center of the work we do. As our population grows and ages and the costs of housing, childcare, education, medical and other expenses stretch beyond paychecks, we know our work will continue to be vital in this community. Our dream for the coming years is to provide not just food, but also health and hope to stabilize the lives of our clients and help them on a path to self-sufficiency which will build a vibrant community for all. Will you join us in providing our clients with hope for the future and the opportunity to succeed and thrive? Find out how you can get more involved!


Help us raise $100,000 on Colorado Gives Day.

Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is coming up and we need your support.

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Last year, a record-breaking $26.2 million was raised for Colorado nonprofits.

In 2014, generous supporters donated $97,000 to help us …Colorado Gives Day 2015 Homepage

  • Provide over 83,000 healthy meals and 88,000 snacks for children via our Kids Cafe program.
  • Distribute enough food for 1.5 meals per day for nearly 29,000 individuals working hard to make ends meet.
  • Acquire over 3 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to provide access to healthy food choices to positively impact client health.

About Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round website featuring more than 1,650 nonprofits. ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

$1 Million Incentive Fund
Thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Check out our donation page on ColoradoGives.org. Give where you live on Colorado Gives Day. Your support helps us continue to with our mission to provide food for all in need.