Our Recipient Sites

A Kidz Hope

Working directly with the El Paso Department of Human Services, A Kidz Hope provides temporary safe housing for minors.


Atlas Preparatory School - Harrison School District 2

“While private schools remain exclusive (and often expensive), and public schools serve up a ‘one-education-fits-all’ general approach to students, we get to chart a different path: a free, public school with the high standards and teaching talent of private schools, and the close attention of a charter school.”


Connections 4 Life Center

"To bring hope, healing, and positive change to those in need by meeting basic physical needs, offering life skills training, crisis support, and providing emotional healing through counseling and prayer."


Deerfield Hills Community Center

Today, the Center continues its tradition of offering a positive and safe environment for children of all ages. The wide array of program opportunities and community services, along with a dynamic center staff, make this a well utilized neighborhood resource..”


Ecumenical Social Ministries

“Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) was established as an NPO in 1982 by eight large downtown churches. Considered an outreach extension for the community, ESM responds to the emergency social service needs of low-income, homeless and unemployed individuals and families in Colorado Springs".


Greccio Housing - Plaza on Platte Community

This Greccio Housing site hosts a grocery program, providing fresh produce to residents from 24 Greccio apartment projects, serving over 3,000 individuals each year.


Highland Mobile Home Park's "Amor a la Communidad" Grocery Program

CSFR-supported community-driven healthy food distribution program. 


Holy Cross Lutheran Church


Hillside Community Center

"This fabulous local resource opened its doors in April 1990, and it just keeps getting better! The center is a Mecca for an extremely diverse neighborhood, and just East of the downtown core, has won numerous awards for community-building and redevelopment efforts."



Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy - No Cost Grocery Program

JSAA is a magnet middle school in Colorado Springs School District 11 applying a personalized learning model in conjunction with project-based learning. The Curriculum is standards-based with the opportunity for students to take space-related classes and field trips to provide real-world experience.


Inside/Out Youth Services

“Inside/Out Youth Services is the only non-profit organization that serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning youth between 13-22 years old in El Paso County….Inside we have a safe and accepting space for our youth to freely express themselves, build their self-reliance, and connect to trusted adults for support and advocacy.”


Marian House Soup Kitchen

“Since 1985, the Marian House Soup Kitchen has been serving people who are hungry in downtown Colorado Springs. Hot, nutritious meals are provided for more than 600 people most days.”


Meadows Park Community Center

“From little acorns grow mighty oaks.”


Colorado House - Partners in Housing

“We give homeless families hope and opportunities, providing one-year transitional housing and supportive services, so they can become self-sufficient. Services include: Housing, Case Management, Life Skills, Budget & Credit Counseling.”


Seeds Community Cafe

“Our pay-as-you-can, pay-it-forward model helps us to give people a hand up, not a hand out. When a person no longer has to worry about where their next meal is coming from, they have the power to begin to create the life they see for themselves.”


Sleepy Valley Mobile Home Park Grocery Program

CSFR-supported community-driven healthy food distribution program. 


Springs Rescue Mission

“Springs Rescue Mission provides critically needed food, shelter, clothing and services to our neighbors experiencing homelessness, poverty and addiction.”


Stratmoor Hills Elementary School Grocery Program


Street Supplies

“Street Supplies outreach provides homeless and imminently homeless individuals the supplies necessary to survive on the streets. These supplies include food, water, warm clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, and hygiene items.”


Relevant Word Christian Cultural Center

"The Centrality of the Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the authoritative Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct. (2 Tim 3:16) We believe it is essential to the life of the Church that it becomes a company of people who want, above all else, their lives to be shaped by the powerful and living Word of God. The alternative is clear: not to be shaped by the Word of God is to be shaped by the world. (Rom 12:2)"


Rocky Mountain Kids

“The children and teens from ages 8-20 are supported by a caring staff in a safe environment where they can heal from the abuse and neglect in their past"


Urban Peak

“Urban Peak emergency shelter is a 20 bed facility for youth ages 15-20. At the shelter, youth have their basic needs met in a safe environment. Beyond basic needs, youth at shelter receive intensive case management, health services, and education & employment support, which are all designed to empower each individual youth build toward self-sufficiency based on their own identified goals and needs.”


Westside Community Center

“The Mission of the Westside Community Center is to provide programs and services that create community for friends of all ages in the Westside neighborhood."

We are proud to have over 60 active partnerships in our community. 

Healthy Eating, Active Living Partners


Here is a brief list of partners with whom we partner on Healthy Eating, Active Living initiatives. Healthy Eating, Active Living "focuses on reducing and preventing obesity by engaging municipal leaders to adopt policies that support healthy eating and active living by improving access to physical activity and healthy food in the community" (El Paso County Food Systems Assessment).

American Diabetes Association - Colorado

Community Prep School

Colorado Springs Community Centers

Kids on Bikes

Pikes Peak Urban Gardens

UCCS' Flying Carrot

Research Collaborators 


Since 2014, CSFR has collaborated with numerous organizations, committees & institutions to conduct local food system and intersectional research. More information can be found here

Colorado College

El Paso County Public Health (via participation in Food System Assessment Advisory Committee & Healthy Communities Collaborative)

Food Rescue Alliance

Food Policy Advisory Board of El Paso County

Hunger Free Colorado (via participation in Colorado Food Pantry Network)

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs



Food Donors


Supermarkets / Distribution Partners


Natural Grocers (North)

Natural Grocers (South)

Luna Market

Peak to Plains Distribution Center

Ranch Foods Direct

Safeway (Wahsatch Ave)

Sprouts Farmers Market

Trader Joe’s

Whole Foods Market




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