Maintaining with demand hasn’t all the time been simple, Barber mentioned, particularly initially of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We had spent over $1,000 on meals in a single week with two distributions, and I used to be questioning what on this planet is occurring, and what are we gonna do about it?” mentioned Barber.
Barber mentioned neighborhood meals donations and a partnership with Care and Share has helped hold them going.
Each organizations are taking classes they’ve realized serving individuals in a pandemic into the brand new 12 months. Barber mentioned they’re rising their utility help program, whereas Care and Share is increasing neighborhood outreach.
Clever mentioned a technique Care and Share is responding to elevated want is by including cellular meals pantries to areas with out entry to grocery shops or different meals banks. The group additionally plans to construct new meals pantries in Fountain and the eastside of Pueblo in 2021, along with a brand new distribution middle in Alamosa to serve individuals within the San Luis Valley.
Southern Colorado meals banks are nonetheless in search of donations. Here is how one can assist.