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Effects of a Government Shutdown on Our Communities

The current government shutdown affects tens of thousands of federal workers, active-duty military members, and federal contract employees in Colorado. Without their regular paychecks, many may struggle to cover food and other essential household expenses. As the shutdown continues, federal programs could also face disruptions, further stressing the resources of local food banks and ...

2023-09-29T17:17:20-06:00September 29, 2023|Uncategorized|

Annie’s Impact: A Volunteer Story

It’s hard to imagine having to make the choice between buying groceries or buying medicine. For many older adults living in our community that is a choice they must make regularly. Luckily, we have a supportive community who allow us to fight back on this notion and provide support to those in need. Thanks to ...

2023-05-17T13:40:05-06:00May 10, 2023|Uncategorized|

SNAP Emergency Allotments Set to Expire March 1st

The “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program”, otherwise known as SNAP, is a federally funded program designed to help low-income individuals and families purchase the food they need through monthly financial aid provided in the form of an electronic benefits transfer (EBT). The program helps individuals and families across the country keep food on the table and ...

2023-03-06T08:24:03-07:00February 20, 2023|Uncategorized|

Relieving Senior Hunger

Food insecurity is a serious issue that affects 1 in 10 people throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties. Many of these individuals are older adults and senior citizens who face problems such as fixed-income financial constraints, physical limitations, and a variety of other challenges that make it difficult to access the nutritious food they need. The ...

2023-02-16T14:49:25-07:00February 10, 2023|Our Programs|

Feeding Children is a Work of Heart

How one school district is working to end childhood hunger The past two years have been a crash course in crisis response. With unprecedented circumstances came a sweeping effort from our medical community, government institutions, and non-profit sector to keep families and businesses afloat. From this incredible response, one unexpected player emerged holding ...

2022-05-06T10:26:11-06:00May 6, 2022|Impact Stories|

Let’s Talk About Food Waste

Everyone's been there: it's time to clean out your refrigerator, and as you work your way through the back of the fridge, you discover long-forgotten sauces, vegetables, or leftovers that sadly are well past their prime. The average American household wastes $1,866 worth of food annually. Still, your walk of shame from the refrigerator ...

2022-04-08T16:26:34-06:00April 8, 2022|Hunger 101|

Relax Your “Hurry-Up”

Written by Susanne Menge for Community Food Share. You can also watch our interview with Susanne by clicking here. I never imagined I would be on the receiving end of Community Food Share. On a warm summer day in 2021, I awoke with a sense of foreboding. Instead of looking forward to ...

2022-02-03T14:57:09-07:00February 3, 2022|Impact Stories|

Wildfire Update

Click Here for Our Updated Wildfire Response & Resources Our hearts are broken with the knowledge that hundreds of homes and businesses were lost due to the Marshall Fire that devastated our communities on December 30th. At the same time, we feel tremendous gratitude for the selfless actions of our first responders who ...

2022-01-03T16:16:01-07:00December 31, 2021|Updates|

How Has Inflation Impacted Community Food Share?

Are you experiencing sticker shock every time you check out at the grocery store? Us too. Food costs have soared since the start of 2020, including the 15% rise in meat, poultry, fish, and egg prices. Whether you’re feeling the pressure on your own budget or not, you’ve probably heard the phrase ...

2021-12-10T14:01:29-07:00December 9, 2021|Hunger 101|