We are very proud of our food pantry as we offer a client choice program and continually strive to provide and improve nutritional choices for shoppers. Our local partners, Safeway, King Soopers and Walmart, supply us weekly with fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, breads and dairy products. Mountain Dollar, Da Kind Soups, Beau Jo’s, The Bagelry and Starbucks also give weekly food donations, and Chow Down and Mountain Parks Veterinary Hospital provide food for our client’s pets. We also partner with 9Cares Colorado Shares for 2 annual food drives and Food Bank of the Rockies to supplement what we receive locally. Local churches provide donations as well as volunteers who work tirelessly to stock shelves, help with inventory and break down bulk products to ensure many can enjoy the donations we receive. Individuals throughout the community may be the most important key to the success of our food bank. Most are from the churches but there are others who stack firewood, cut and limb the same, helping keep our clients warm through the winter. Many bring their children, teaching a new generation about building strong community, helping those in need and being aware of all that happens in Evergreen. Finally, EChO has been identified as a model food bank, letting shoppers choose their own items within established guidelines. This model has proven to re-establish and bolster self-esteem in people who sometimes need that very support. Choice is a freedom everyone enjoys and offering it in a food pantry can build a client self-worth and confidence. As a leader in this regard, it is incumbent upon EChO to promote these concepts, try new ideas and plan for future developments. It is the very core of what defines “community”.
Food Bank Location:
|Bancroft Hall – 27640 Hwy 74 Evergreen, CO 80439 Mailing: P.O. Box 1515, Evergreen, CO 80437Telephone: 303-670-1796 Fax: 303-679-2721 e-mail :firstname.lastname@example.orgMonday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
Many local businesses host programs and events that accept food and personal care donations for EChO. Please look for and participate in these events. EChO’s Food Bank operates all year. Food Bank Volunteers Stock shelves, break down bulk items, assist clients with shopping