FOOD SECURITY

ISSUE

Our region has a suitable climate for growing food and a strong heritage as a ranching and agricultural community, yet 10% of San Miguel County residents and 19% of West End residents identify as food insecure.

OUR WORK

We support local food producers to help strengthen the local agricultural economy while at the same time increasing access to local, nutritious food, with a focus on low-income families. 

We increase access to nutritious food by financially supporting a variety of organizations and programs including the Fresh Food Hub, regional food pantries, Senior Meals programs, and “Totes of Hope” programs providing bags of food for area students to take home each weekend. 

We serve as a convener to increase collaboration among organizations working to increase food security.  

Through Tri-County Health Network, we enroll low-income individuals and families in SNAP (food assistance). 

OUR IMPACT

Serve over 1,200 individuals each month through three food pantries. 

Serve meals to 120+ seniors weekly. 

Deliver Totes of Hope to 60 students weekly. 

Enroll 120+ clients in SNAP annually.

STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

You folks are considerate, generous, giving and a bunch of other good stuff. I thank you and my stomach thanks you. We feel valued here.
-Nucla Senior Meal Participant

I very much appreciate getting together with my community. I see how much this service helps so many people. Love seeing the smiles! Thank you.
-Nucla Senior Meal Participant