More than 550,000 people in Colorado — nearly 10% of the total population — live below the poverty line, at risk of experiencing hunger. Approximately 140,000 of them are children.* Inadequate nutrition can result in troubling consequences for kids’ health at nearly every stage of childhood development.
Food insecurity exists in every county across the United States, from the poorest neighborhoods to the most affluent. Parents skip meals so they can feed their children, older adults choose between buying medicine and food, and students decide between their education and lunch. These tough choices are an unfortunate reality for many of our Colorado neighbors.
The good news is that we can answer the challenge of hunger together.
Right now, Food Bank of the Rockies provides food to 1 in 9 individuals throughout our service area in Colorado, including children. View the need for hunger relief by county using the map of our service area, below. Then, visit our impact page to learn about the difference Food Bank of the Rockies is making with the support of our volunteers, donors, and Hunger Relief Partners.
Inspired to help? Please consider volunteering or making a gift to Food Bank of the Rockies.
Food Bank of the Rockies serves a portion of Gunnison and Lincoln counties.
*All external data taken from the 2021 U.S. Census.