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|

The Tipping Point

For Debra, the pandemic was the push to seek help for the first time In her late fifties, rapid and severe degeneration in Debra’s eyes led to an unexpected, early retirement from the nurse practitioner career she cherished. Today, at the age of 62, Debra is legally blind. Despite this life-altering disability, Debra has ...

2020-10-29T14:31:41-06:00November 1, 2020|Impact Stories|

Resilience in Our Mountain Communities

Mondays are Chris Current’s favorite day at the Nederland Food Pantry. After her weekly pick-up at Community Food Share, the week begins with picture-perfect, overflowing shelves. But by Saturday, they’re empty, because the pantry is serving nearly three times the number of households it supported before the virus. Though Chris, Executive Director, has spent ...

2020-08-28T09:42:41-06:00July 16, 2020|Impact Stories|

A USDA Program to Keep Farmers and Families Afloat

Dumped milk. Buried onions. Plowed-under potatoes. The coronavirus pandemic has not only become the worst public health crisis in modern history — it’s a financial nightmare for farmers and a food waste disaster. But the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program works to address these issues, and the program’s positive impact has been felt close ...

2020-08-28T09:43:28-06:00July 9, 2020|Impact Stories|