Community Food Share’s Programs

Community Food Share provides direct support to families, seniors, and other individuals who struggle with hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. 33% of Community Food Share’s food is distributed through these programs (the remaining 67% is distributed through our Partner Agencies).

Feeding Families

Feeding Families is Community Food Share’s onsite pantry that serves individuals and families. Participants may visit once a week, and our “choice pantry” model allows them to choose the fresh produce, milk, grains, and other healthy staples they need. Since March, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have transitioned to a drive-through model. Learn more.

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Community Food Share provides groceries to individuals and families with limited financial resources in partnership with TEFAP, a federal program. Participants that meet the TEFAP income guidelines may access additional pantry items provided by TEFAP while they shop Community Food Share’s onsite pantry.

Mobile Pantries

Community Food Share brings “pantries on wheels” to neighborhoods and locations with limited access to nutritious foods. Mobile pantries allow us to reach food insecure individuals who are unable to visit our network of Partner Agencies or participate in Community Food Share’s programs due to transportation challenges, medical disabilities, conflicting work schedules, or other barriers. Community Food Share’s mobile pantries deliver fresh produce, dairy, non-perishables, and other staple food items.

Our mobile pantries travel to sites in Boulder, Broomfield, and Longmont, including schools, children’s summer meal programs, churches, mobile home parks, and YMCAs. Learn more.

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Emergency Food

We provide emergency food to families and individuals who are in need of immediate help, because they don’t have enough food to last until the next time an existing program is open. Participants receive both fresh and non-perishable food items, and staff members often customize the selection based on recipients’ dietary restrictions, as well as their access to food storage and cooking appliances. This service is provided at our warehouse, and it’s available to participants once every three months. All recipients also receive information and referrals to other food resources for extended or ongoing food needs.

Emergency Food

Emergency food is available for any family or individual in need of immediate food assistance. Recipients receive enough food to feed a family of four for a week, and they can receive emergency food once every three months. Community Food Share provides both fresh and non-perishable food items, and staff members customize the selection based on each recipient’s dietary restrictions and his or her access to food storage and cooking appliances. All recipients also receive information and referrals to other food resources for extended or ongoing food needs.

Elder Share

The Elder Share program is a lifeline for many low-income seniors in our community. Community Food Share delivers food twice a month to neighborhood sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield Counties, and seniors who are homebound receive home delivery. Food choices include fresh produce, canned food, cereal, bread, and commodity foods from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), a program that is administered at the federal level by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. Learn more.

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