Southern Colorado Food Banks Report Increased Demand As They Head Into 2021 – Colorado Public Radio
Keeping up with demand hasn’t always been easy, Barber said, especially at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We had spent over $1,000 on food in one week with two distributions, and I was wondering what in the world is happening, and what are we gonna do about it?” said Barber.
Barber said community food donations and a partnership with Care and Share has helped keep them going.
Both organizations are taking lessons they’ve learned serving people in a pandemic into the new year. Barber said they’re increasing their utility assistance program, while Care and Share is expanding community outreach.
Wise said one way Care and Share is responding to increased need is by adding mobile food pantries to locations without access to grocery stores or other food banks. The organization also plans to build new food pantries in Fountain and the eastside of Pueblo in 2021, in addition to a new distribution center in Alamosa to serve people in the San Luis Valley.
Southern Colorado food banks are still looking for donations. Here’s how you can help.
Published at Sun, 27 Dec 2020 11:02:19 +0000