In the early 1980s, hunger had not yet been identified as a community problem in Boulder County. It became clear that it was a pressing issue, as various non-profit leaders began comparing statistics about the needs of the people that they served. Community Food Share was founded in 1981, to address the growing problem of hunger in Boulder County (and later Broomfield County). We are a member of Feeding America (the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, with 200 member food banks nationwide) and Feeding Colorado (the five Colorado Feeding America food banks).
These collaborative relationships enable us to acquire large amounts of nutritious donated food from local, regional, and national sources. In 2001 Community Food Share became one of the first Feeding America food banks to implement nutritional indexing (collecting and distributing food consistent with nutritional targets). Community Food Share's goal is to eliminate hunger and food insecurity in Boulder/ Broomfield Counties. All food is distributed free of charge.
We receive donated food from local food industry donors, grocery stores, and farms. Through our partnership with Feeding America, we also acquire donated food from regional and national sources. Significant purchasing power enables us to also acquire food wholesale, in semi-truckload quantities, supplementing our inventory with nutritious, staple foods.