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So far Frankie Ryder has created 14 blog entries.

From Surviving to Thriving

Residents keep Elder Share distribution afloat Fear and isolation are effects of the pandemic we’ve all had to navigate, but for many of our older neighbors, fear swelled to terror while isolation threatened their health. Here in Boulder, residents at Golden West Senior Living remained connected through one of the best connectors ...

2021-11-08T14:32:59-07:00November 8, 2021|Impact Stories|

Going Back to Our Roots

When it comes to food rescue, we were ahead of our time. Community Food Share was founded in 1981 as a local solution to a growing problem: hunger. At the same time that so many people in our community were struggling to feed their families, food waste was growing to unprecedented levels ...

2021-09-15T15:55:01-06:00September 10, 2021|40th Anniversary|

Get the Facts on SNAP

At Community Food Share, we empower our neighbors to overcome life’s setbacks. In a year when grocery prices rose at a record pace, we’ve added a new service to help community members make their budgets go further: SNAP outreach and application assistance. Previously known as food stamps, SNAP carries some misperceptions and myths, so ...

2021-08-06T09:04:54-06:00August 6, 2021|Hunger 101|

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|