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 onsite and mobile pantries. COVID-19 has brought an enormous increase in demand. Cardinal Peak is proud that our employees have doubled their contributions this year, but as a community, we need more companies and more individuals to help this great cause.
“Cardinal Peak has a long history of participating in Community Food Share’s Corporate Challenge, but this year we felt compelled to do more,” shared Mark Carrington, CEO. “Due to the pandemic, a lot of families are facing food insecurity for the first time. We wanted to do everything we could to help the cause. We challenged ourselves to dig deep and really pitch in for the community. Cardinal Peak would like to encourage other companies to do the same. It’s the right thing to do, especially this year.”
Cardinal Peak is proud to participate in Community Food Share’s Corporate Challenge for the 6th year. We believe in their commitment to help fight hunger sustainably. One in 9 people in our Boulder and Broomfield County communities are food insecure. Every $1 donated to Community Food Share yields $5 of groceries for those in need.
This year, the need is greater than ever due to COVID-19. In March 2020, Community Food Share (CFS) distributed 1.1 million pounds of food, a 48% increase compared to March 2019 and a 39-year record for the food bank. To keep up with the increased demand, CFS had to purchase 233% extra food for the month of March and expects their food purchasing costs to be double what was budgeted.