Despite the many obstacles COVID-19 has presented, we made tremendous accomplishments in the fight against local hunger this fiscal year — all thanks to our supporters like you.
Check out everything we were able to achieve together:
- We distributed 11.2 million pounds of food (12% more than last year), and 76% of it was fresh produce, dairy, or high-protein items.
- We provided $12 million worth of food to our existing network of 40 food pantries and meal programs, as well as a dozen new partners — at no cost to them.
- We prevented 7 million pounds of food from going to waste, including fresh produce gleaned by our volunteers on local farms.
- 4,600 community members supported our mission through volunteering; their donated time equates to 15 full-time employees.
- AIB International awarded us a “superior rating” in our biannual audit, validating our commitment to industry best practices for food safety.
- In our 25th Corporate Challenge, local companies virtually raised a record-breaking 2.3 million meals to support local families in the free and reduced lunch program.
- After years of hosting mobile pantries on campus, we expanded our partnership with CU Boulder, stocking their new brick-and-mortar food pantry for students.
- Pandemic constraints created a temporary suspension on traditional food drives. Within three months of launching our new virtual platform, 55 community members hosted fund and food drives, raising enough funds to provide 32,000 meals.
- We sourced 57,000 pounds of fresh produce from 38 Colorado farms, gardens, and growers.
Thank you for joining us in the fight against hunger, this year and every year.
This report originally appeared in our Fall 2020 Newsletter.
Photography generously donated by Ali Vagnini, Caroline Colvin, and Clifford Grassmick.