Our Mission:

To cultivate a healthy, equitable food system in the greater Colorado Springs community


We do this through two programmatic focus areas:

Food Access

We use a "direct redistribution" model in which surplus healthy foods from local supermarkets, backyard gardens and cafeterias is brought directly to 20+ non-profit and community-driven programmatic sites for distribution. CSFR minimizes transportation time, engages an expansive network of volunteers, and co-creates healthy food access programs, with 317,186 lb.s redistributed in 2016 alone. 

Food Education

We believe that food insecurity is not separate from the context of our wider food system. Through project-based youth programming, school-based food rescue programs, and events, we aim to foster youth leaders in food innovation and Promoters of Health in our community. Youth-led projects have ranged from community cookbooks to the management of healthy food distribution programs.