BOULDER COUNTY, CO—Community Food Share, a lifeline for food-insecure families in Boulder and Broomfield counties, has stepped up to help residents impacted by the devastating April windstorm. Despite losing an estimated 1,500 pounds of food, including 45 gallons of milk, the organization’s quick actions saved the vast majority of its inventory—a whopping $80,000 worth.

“We’re incredibly grateful that we were able to salvage so much,” said Kim Da Silva, CEO of Community Food Share. “We worked fast to seal our refrigerators and freezers; thankfully, everything remained within safe temperatures.”

Unfortunately, many families in the area weren’t as lucky. With little notice about the extensive power outage, residents didn’t have the chance to store perishable food properly. This blow comes when food prices are soaring due to inflation.

“The cost of living here is already so high. For families to lose food on top of everything else, it’s incredibly difficult,” Da Silva sympathized.

Community Food Share is determined to lessen the burden. They’re hosting a mobile pantry and extended warehouse hours, allowing families to access essential food items. Additionally, their network of 42 partner agencies provides further support across the counties. Residents can find the nearest location using the food finder map [link to map].

The organization welcomes both food and monetary donations. Those interested in helping can find information on how to contribute on their website [Here]. Community Food Share’s resilience, combined with the community’s generosity, offers a ray of hope for families struggling in the storm’s aftermath.