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Below are answers to some of our most common questions. Have a question you’d like to talk to one of our board members about? Give us a holler! We’d love to hear from you.
Who we serve
Each food bank serves a distinct geographic area within Colorado; together, we serve all 64 counties in the state.
Second, Feeding Colorado food banks distribute food to more than 1,500 non-profit agencies statewide that provide food and other services to meet basic needs. Agencies that receive food from the food banks include: food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, residential treatment centers, daycare centers, along with senior and youth programs that serve all ages and segments of our communities.
How we do it
We purchase food: To supplement donations and ensure we have the variety of foods necessary to meet the nutritional needs of those we serve, Colorado food banks leverage national and local relationships to purchase food at the lowest possible price.
We work with the USDA: Commodities are foods that are purchased by the US Department of Agriculture and provided to food banks for distribution to qualified community and non-profit organizations. These products range from canned and boxed, shelf stable foods to fresh produce and frozen meats.
Donations and funding
Donated food is always welcome; however money goes much further. Leveraging the power of our network, we can turn $1 into $20 worth of food. Visit our donate page to give a gift now.