Distributed 14.6 MILLION pounds of food
Of that, 8.3 MILLION pounds was fresh produce, dairy and meat. That’s 57% of our total distribution!
Over 4,500 volunteers gave 53,000 volunteer hours equivalent to 25 full time staff members
Senior Feeding Program
28,459 nutritional food packages were distributed through the Senior Feeding Program
Emergency Food Boxes
35,912 Emergency Food Boxes distributed
53% of households visited us for food boxes only 1 or 2 times
Nonprofit Agency Partners
We have 73 active agency partners.
$2,390,627 is the amount we saved our agency partners in food cost
We distributed 1,159,392 pounds to agencies
Kids Cafe and Summer Feeding
84,807 meals and snacks served at Kids Cafe sites
97,826 meals and snacks served through Summer Feeding
In total, that’s 182,633 meals and snacks served to children
75,364 backpacks were filled and distributed by Weld Food Bank and our nonprofit agency partners
School Food Pantry
The School Food Pantry program was accessed 632 times last year.
School Food Pantries are in: Greeley, Windsor, LaSalle, Platteville, and Gilcrest.
Mobile Food Pantry
3 MILLION pounds of food was distributed through 323 distributions across Weld County.
Farms to Families
In the first two months of operation, the FTF truck made 24 stops at Summer Feeding sites, nonprofit agency partners, and low-income senior housing complexes.
OVERALL HUNGER STATS:
Normally, 1 in 5 people and 1 in 4 children in Weld County struggle with hunger. During the pandemic, according to Hunger Free Colorado, 1 in 3 people are struggling with hunger.
Compared to pre-pandemic, almost all our programs saw an increase in people served ranging from 24% to 167%.
Weld County families need income more than two and a half times the federal poverty level to make ends meet. (via Colorado Center on Law & Policy and the University of Washington circa 2018)
For every $1 donated Weld Food Bank can provide 3 meals