Food Industry Donors: Large-Scale Food & Grocery Rescue Donations

Food industry partners are essential to our mission — they donate 58% of the food we use to feed Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

Gallons of milk are stored in a refrigerator.

Food Industry Donors that Partner with Community Food Share

  • Retailers
  • Grocers
  • Manufacturers
  • Distribution Warehouses
  • Farms

Food Items that Make Great Donations

  • Frozen meat or fresh produce deemed aesthetically unfit for patrons, or rotated out of inventory, but still wholesome and nutritious

  • Prepared/perishable goods
  • Close-dated products
  • OTC items
  • Frozen/refrigerated goods
  • Private-label product
  • Bulk
  • Food service packaged items
  • Seasonal and promotional items
  • Discontinued goods
Onions are moved in the Community Food Share warehouse.

Non-Food Items that Make Great Donations

  • Household cleaning items
  • Health/beauty aids
  • Paper products
  • Boxes, bags, totes, and pallets
  • Equipment

Our Commitment to Food Safety

We are food professionals, and we adhere to strict food safety handling procedures among our staff, our fleet, and our facilities. We are regularly inspected by AIB International, Feeding America, the State Department of Health, and the County Health Department. We are also under the jurisdiction of the USDA, FDA, and Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Donor Protection

The federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996 protects those who donate food in good faith to Community Food Share or other nonprofits from civil or criminal liability should such donated food later cause harm to a recipient. Learn more about the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act.

Donor Benefits

In addition to the knowledge that your company has helped feed hungry people in our community, you receive the following benefits:

  • Reduce waste and increase sustainability within your business and our community
  • Increase warehouse and/or storage space
  • Improve employee engagement
  • Receive tax benefits
  • Save on dumping costs and disposal fees

Schedule a Food Donation

Dock receiving hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM.

If you would like to make a food or product donation, please contact:

Dana Van Daele, Senior Manager of Food Resources and Compliance
(303) 652-3663 ext. 233

Thank You to Our Major Food Donors: