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The Community Cupboard provides five to seven days worth of emergency food assistance when not other means of help are available.
We can turn a donated dollar into more meals? As part of the Feeding America initiative the Community Cupboard has the abilities to spread your donation with a larger outreach!
Rather than paying retail prices, we are able to utilize our resources as part of the Care and Food food banks that work with major manufacturers, retailers, and farmers to secure healthy food. This means that when you donate a dollar, you're able to put more meals on the tables of families than if you donated food you'd purchased at the store.
Donations build healthier communities - where building on the future of our generations to come. Canned goods and dry food items like pasta and rice are a vital part of our food banks and pantries-but no one can live healthy lives on non-perishable items alone. Feeding people isn't just about providing food, but about providing healthy food to all of our communities. While giving them resources to build upon themselves.
We use funds to combat food waste - Over 72 billion pounds of perfectly good food is wasted every year. By working directly with farmers, we help ensure that healthy fruits and vegetables that don't make it to the grocery store end up on the plates of families in need instead of a landfill. When you support our food rescue program, not only are you making a contribution to families in need but to creating a more sustainable world.
Not all food banks have the capacity for large food donations - Before beginning to collect food donations, you should always contact your local food pantry. Collecting and receiving food drive donations may cause unforeseen problems and expenses for the food pantry you want to help. We are happy to help you understand what types of food they can safely accept and when and what food is needed the most. Interested in a tour of our Pantry? Call us at: 719-687-3663.
Tanquil Acres has been without water for 29 days and as soon as the food pantry heard about our issues they opened up the doors to give us water! The went above and beyond by simply seeing a crisis and found a solution! S. Denton
I can't explain enough how much the Community Cupboard has helped me and my family. When our funds are low and we need help they are so helpful in every-way and polite! I love the Cupboard and so does my family. Thank you so.....Much! ~Crystal Hickman
The Community Cupboard helped me feed my family friend, our dog, Buddy....Thank you so much! - Becky
I moved to Woodland Park in November, right around Thanksgiving and my food stamps were gone! We were thinking about not have Thanksgiving. I asked around and was pointed to the Cupboard. They helped us so much! We ended up having an amazing Thanksgiving with great neighbors. It's March and we still come here :) ~ Ashley S.