Supporting Others Through Art and Joy

Debbie Noel is the author of Drop In With Debbie, a blog published on the City of Longmont website that tells the stories of interesting and inspiring folks who are over the age of 50. She brings understanding and relevance to our lives through her words. Debbie has a long career serving others. She has ...

2021-12-03T11:06:10-07:00December 3, 2021|Impact Stories|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Shattering the Stigma

There’s a story about hunger that’s gone untold: hunger on college campuses. For decades, we’ve laughed at the stereotype of students surviving on ramen noodle diets, but the joke’s over. A study released this spring revealed that 45% of university and college students in America report being food insecure. As the costs associated with ...

2021-01-04T15:37:34-07:00December 11, 2020|Impact Stories|

There With Care

Cancer. Few words carry as much weight as this one. For Laura, it’s a word that currently qualifies one of her cherished titles: no longer is she simply a “mom,” she’s now a “cancer mom.” At age three, Laura’s daughter, Claire, was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive brain cancer. Her son was born just three months prior.   Laura and her husband watched as chemo ...

2020-11-12T14:38:17-07:00December 1, 2020|Impact Stories|

Prepared Meals Help Bridge the Gap

On a typical day in Feeding Families, our onsite pantry, participants browse the aisles and fill their carts — just like a grocery store. When COVID-19 reached Colorado, however, we were forced to transform the pantry into a drive-through. Though our visitors still leave with trunks full of fresh produce, proteins, and pantry staples, ...

2020-11-11T14:52:03-07:00November 9, 2020|Impact Stories|