Eagle River Valley Food Bank
The Eagle River Valley Food Bank is a partnership of Our Community Foundation, Food Bank of the Rockies, Eagle County government, Vail Resorts, a number of community non profit groups and other entities that provide local food assistance.
A warehouse at 760 Lindbergh Drive in Gypsum is the central operations hub for the program, where the food bank is housed. But the program also brings food to locations throughout the Eagle River Valley for people who need it.
A mobile pantry service provides food package drop offs at locations up and down the valley. Program participants are able to pick up a box that contains a mixture of fresh and packaged food items designed to provide at least seven meals per person, per household.
Our warehouse in Gypusm is the hub for mobile food distribution throughout the county to both families and partners that address hunger.
How it Works
The program connects participants with their deliveries by using telephone numbers rather than names, which is a boon for people in roommate situations because anyone living in a household can grab the box.
Through text messaging the program reaches out to participants to find out what they enjoyed in previous deliveries and what they would like to see inside future boxes.
The food bank is the core service within a broader set of food-related services managed by Our Community Foundation
Your contribution to address food security will supplement start-up funds provided by Rob Katz and Elana Amsterdam, and a local family that wishes to remain anonymous. Substantial in-kind donations of pantry stable items are generously donated by Mitch Karlin of Karlin Food.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
If you have lived in Eagle County for a lifetime, or have picked this beautiful mountain community to call home, people demonstrate their value through giving of their time to enhance our community’s quality of life. Volunteering is a way of life in Eagle County. If you are interested in volunteering, we can connect you.
WE NEED YOU
The first step is to let us know of your interest, and then we’ll get started. We encourage your involvement and look forward to working with you. Call or email the Foundation to discuss volunteer opportunities.