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So far Frankie Ryder has created 35 blog entries.

This Is Our Story

Heather picks up groceries for her family from our onsite pantry every week. When asked if she would be interested in sharing her story with others, she enthusiastically agreed, and asked if she could write it down herself. The next week, she brought this letter with her to the food bank to share her ...

2021-08-06T15:39:03-06:00August 6, 2021|Impact Stories|

Adapting to Meet the Needs of our Community

At Community Food Share, we’re more than a food bank — we’re a hub connecting a network of more than 40 Partner Agencies working to end hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Throughout our 40-year history, we’ve challenged ourselves time and time again to adapt to the changing needs of our neighbors and inch ...

2021-07-12T13:53:18-06:00July 9, 2021|40th Anniversary|

The Hope to Move Forward

One visit to Feeding Families helped Halley pull through. On a summer day in 2019, Halley sorted grapefruits in our warehouse, volunteering alongside co-workers. Like all of us, she had no idea what 2020 would bring. Like many of our participants, she never thought she’d turn to Community Food Share for help. ...

2021-05-26T17:01:06-06:00May 26, 2021|Impact Stories|

The Open-Pantry Policy

If you have the opportunity to visit the Fuqua-Jones household, one thing is for certain: you won’t be leaving with an empty stomach. “There is an open-pantry policy at my house,” explained Sophia, an eighth grader at Nevin Platt Middle School. This means that any of Sophia’s friends and classmates are welcome ...

2021-05-07T15:48:26-06:00May 7, 2021|Supporter Spotlight|

Digging in at The McKenzie Farm

Of all the groceries we send into neighbors’ pantries and refrigerators and of all the ingredients we donate to local meal programs, 75% are either fresh fruits and vegetables or foods that are high in protein (meat, milk, yogurt, beans, etc.). That’s because we put just as much time, energy, and care into sourcing ...

2021-05-03T15:05:38-06:00April 13, 2021|Supporter Spotlight|

What Is a “Partner Agency”?

We know that ending hunger requires collaboration. That’s why Community Food Share not only provides food directly to families, seniors, students, and others, we’re also a hub — donating millions of pounds of food a year to more than 40 partners. Officially known as “Partner Agencies,” they are non-profits in Boulder and Broomfield Counties ...

2021-04-12T09:21:49-06:00February 4, 2021|Hunger 101|

An Unforeseen Intermission

Tober, local musician and dad, adjusts to the rhythms of a COVID-19 world. In early 2020, Tober was in the process of launching a band. On top of music lessons and gigs, this percussionist, keyboardist, and composer had his eyes set on making his own name. Then, the pandemic struck, and Tober’s calling hit ...

2021-02-04T11:48:53-07:00February 4, 2021|Impact Stories|