Community Food Share

Fighting Hunger in Boulder & Broomfield Counties

Louisville, CO   |  https://communityfoodshare.org/

Mission

Community Food Share's mission is to eliminate hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties through engagement, collaboration, and leadership.

Ruling year info

1982

CEO

Kim Da Silva

Main address

650 S. Taylor Avenue

Louisville, CO 80027 USA

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EIN

74-2227731

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community Food Share is a food bank fighting hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties by providing access to fresh, nutritious food through local partners and its onsite and mobile pantries.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Direct Distribution Programs

At Community Food Share, we’re more than a food bank — we’re a neighbor and a friend who’s been part of the fabric of Boulder and Broomfield Counties for decades.

About 25% of the food we distribute goes directly to families, seniors, and other individuals who struggle with hunger in our community. Our direct distribution programs include Feeding Families (our onsite pantry); Elder Share (food assistance for seniors); mobile pantries; and emergency food. For details, please visit www.communityfoodshare.org/get-food.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

We know that ending hunger in our communities requires collaboration. That’s why we not only provide food directly to families, seniors, students, and others, we’re also a hub — delivering millions of pounds of food a year to local partners to reach people in their communities. Because when we work together, we give more people access to fresh, nutritious food.

More than 40 non-profit organizations — including food pantries, schools, shelters, and multi-service agencies — receive food from Community Food Share at no cost. We create a network that comprehensively serves low-income families and individuals — because every dollar a Partner Agency saves on food can be directed to assistance with housing, healthcare, education, and other basic needs.

For a list of organizations that receive food from Community Food Share, please visit www.communityfoodshare.org/about-us/partner-agencies.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Where we work

Awards

2007 Hunger Champion Award 2007

Colorado Anti-Hunger Coalition

NOVA Award 2005

The Community Foundation serving Boulder County

Local Hero Award 2009

Naturally Boulder

Mighty Apple Award - for Produce distribution 2006

Feeding America

4 stars - the highest rating possible, for the 7th year in a row! 2010

Charity Navigator

Most Loved Local Charity 2019

Hulafrog Boulder

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 1990

America's Second Harvest - Affiliate 1983

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Community Food Share’s mission is to eliminate hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties through engagement, collaboration, and leadership. We’re more than a food bank — we’re a neighbor and a friend who’s been part of the fabric of Boulder and Broomfield Counties for decades.

Ending hunger in our communities requires collaboration. That’s why we not only provide food directly to families, seniors, students, and others through our on-site and mobile pantries, we’re also a hub — delivering millions of pounds of food a year to local partners to reach people in their communities. Because when we work together, we give more people access to fresh, nutritious food.

Because we have been a part of the fabric of Boulder and Broomfield Counties since 1981, we have developed a rich network of partners, donors, volunteers, and supporters to help us achieve our vision of a hunger-free community. With over 40 Partner Agencies, 6,600 volunteers, and strong support form both corporate and individual donors, we have the financial capacity and people-strength to make great progress in eliminating hunger.

Our 5-year strategic plan was implemented in FY 2019; as such, we have not yet achieved all our desired outcomes. But the following timeline of activities shows what's next for us:

FY 2021 — SUSTAIN & GROW: use data to guide our decisions; understand participants' needs; increase funding; increase food donations; leverage resources through collaboration; improve internal cost efficiencies; move more food with less money (externally); improve nutritional balance; set public education goals
— RAMP UP: support/develop programs; develop education around data; improve centralized sourcing; reduce barriers for food access; develop educational programs
— RESEARCH & PILOT: identify focus areas in policy; evaluate partners; establish advocacy policies
— COMPLETED: Have the right people; collaborate via Food Security Network; understand barriers to self-sufficiency

FY 2022 — SUSTAIN & GROW: increase funding; support/develop programs; reduce barriers for food access; set public education goals; develop educational programs
— RAMP UP: identify focus areas in policy; evaluate partners; establish advocacy policies
— COMPLETED: use data to guide our decisions; understand participants' needs; increase funding; increase food donations; leverage resources through collaboration; improve internal cost efficiencies; move more food with less money (externally); improve nutritional balance; develop education around data; improve centralized sourcing

FY 2023 — All activities completed

Please find the graph of this timeline in our strategic plan, located at https://communityfoodshare.org/plan/.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Community Food Share

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alison Medbery

Ball Aerospace

Term: 2020 - 2022

Alison Medbery

Ball Aerospace

Barbara Keiger

NextFoods, Inc.

Debbie Hodge

Community Food Share volunteer

Josh Anderson

Dietze and Davis

Chris LaVelle

Elevations Credit Union

Greg Frederick

Retired PGA Golf Professional

John Klein

Medtronic

Jonathan Sackheim

Grounds for Promotion

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/15/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.