• Harvest of Hope Pantry will be closed on Monday, February 15 for Presidents Day.

Harvest of Hope Pantry
2019 Annual Report

It is your support that gives hope to so many in our community, and maybe that is just a little bit of magic.

Your support made 2019 a successful year!

In the following report, you’ll see several graphs and many numbers. But in 2019 Harvest of Hope Pantry grew in many ways that won’t be reflected in the numbers. It’s not just about the pounds of food distributed, the number of people served, or some other easily quantified metric. The first line of our goals and mission statement says we are here to “provide a sense of hope.” Yes, our primary means to provide hope is using those pounds of food to relieve the stress of food insecurity. But hope comes in many other ways as well.

In 2019, the pantry was able to improve services by standardizing many practices and procedures, by cultivating relationships with other service providers, and by securing funding for necessary supplies and equipment improvements. This standardization, the relationships, and the foundation we’ve built will help the Pantry be successful for years to come, as well as providing  our program participants with consistency and clarity.

We’ve taken steps to re-emphasize the goal of food distribution and make shopping here the most welcoming experience possible. While our goal is to feed as many people as possible, we are simultaneously focused on providing a quality experience for people, in order to continue to relieve the many stresses of food insecurity in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

In our effort to be the best at food distribution, we have opted not to try and offer lots of other services. We recognize that there are a number of incredible service organizations in Boulder, and with that, we have worked hard to establish relationships with those other service providers to connect our clients with those services in a meaningful way. In 2019 we hosted several service providers at the Pantry, in order to “meet our clients where they are.” These services include health care, veterans’ outreach, housing assistance, and legal aid. In this way, the pantry and our partners help those in need with more than just food.

Last year, Harvest of Hope Pantry distributed almost a half-million pounds of food during 37,701 shopping visits. Support from our generous monetary donors, food donors, service donors, volunteers, and other partners is what makes this possible. Most of the food the pantry distributes is donated — as in free. This allows us to turn your $1 donation into more than $2 worth of food! Sounds like magic, right? But no, that’s the power of donations.

Volunteers put in the equivalent of more than 4 full-time employees! This generous donation of time is the equivalent of doubling our staff and helped us provide essential food to over 3300 people in 2019.

Because the need for our services is not going away anytime soon, we will continue to plan for the future. Harvest of Hope Pantry will need to grow and adapt to meet the challenges ahead. This will mean a new location for the pantry, and possibly different ways to deliver our service. 

Sincerely,

How We Give Hope to the Boulder Community

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Shopping Visits in 2019

3,319 Individuals Served
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Food distributed in 2019

Includes 144,132 lbs of Produce
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Served by our 374 Volunteers

Harvest of Hope Pantry is here to relieve the stress of food insecurity for individuals and families in our community. We seek to provide nutritious, supplemental food to anyone in need. In order to best serve the diverse needs of our clientele, the pantry offers two different programs.

Those with Kitchens

Households who have kitchens can shop once a week for groceries. They have the opportunity to select from a variety of food, much of it requiring preparation and/or refrigeration. This typically includes fresh produce, bread, dairy, nonperishables, prepared meals, and frozen meat or other high-protein items.

Those without Kitchens

Individuals without kitchens, or those who are experiencing homelessness, can come in five days a week, Monday through Friday, to pick up ready-to-eat food to go. Items available are sandwiches, protein bars, yogurt, fresh produce, water, and canned soup, chili, tuna and peanut butter. Many of these shoppers also use the pantry’s address to receive their mail, so they can have an address to use for job and assistance applications, identification cards, or other official mail.

Statement of Financial Activities

Corporate Partners

Interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor of the Pantry?

Contact our Executive Director at riley@hopepantry.org

Community Partners

Community Partners are groups and organizations who volunteer, hold food drives, partner, and/or contribute food in-kind to Harvest of Hope.

Adopt a Shelf
Alpha Kappa Lambda
Alpha Sigma Phi
Alpine Bank
Amistad Promotoras de Salud
Atonement Lutheran Church
Bella Strength
Bolder Young Professionals
Boulder Chamber
Boulder Country Club
Boulder County Double Up Food Bucks
Boulder County Housing & Human Services
Boulder County Public Health
Boulder County Public Health
Boulder Healing Hub
Boulder Hiker Chicks
Boulder JCC
Boulder Municipal Court
Boulder Seventh-day Adventist Church
Bridge to Justice
Candemonium
Capital One
Chi Omega
Chi Psi Fraternity
CLEAResult
ClimaCell
Clinica Family Health
CO Department of Education: Metro Migrant Education Program
Color Me Mine
Colorado College
Colorado Sports Chiropractic
Community Cycles
Congregation Har HaShem
Conscious Alliance
CU Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
CU Football Coaches’ Wives
CU Lacrosse
Bridge to Justice
Candemonium
Capital One
Chi Omega
Chi Psi Fraternity

CLEAResult
ClimaCell
Clinica Family Health
CO Department of Education: Metro Migrant Education Program
Color Me Mine
Colorado College
Colorado Sports Chiropractic
Community Cycles
Congregation Har HaShem
Conscious Alliance
CU Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
CU Football Coaches’ Wives
CU Lacrosse
CU New Student & Family Programs
CU Office of Integrity, Safety, and Compliance
CU Panhellenic Council
CU Parking Services
Danone
Delta Sigma Phi
Department of Veterans Affairs: Homeless Veteran Assistance
DevelopIntelligence
Exxel Outdoors
Fanatics
Fathym
First National Bank
Flatiron Swimming
Flatirons Terrace Senior Living
Focus Reentry
Four Star Realty
FreeWave Technologies
Friday Mahjong
Gallagher
Gears
Google
Grace Commons Church
Greystone Technologies
Growing Gardens
Gunbarrel Center
Heatherwood Elementary School
HistoTox Labs
Industrious
Island Farm

Justin’s
KeHE Distributors
KinderCare Learning Center at UCAR
Kion
Lockheed Martin
Looker
Mackintosh Academy
Manhattan Middle School
Merrill Lynch
Montessori Education Center of the Rockies
Mountain View Preschool
National Charity League
NVIDIA
Office Partners on Pearl
OptTek Systems
Orchard Dental Group and Orthodontics
Oskar Blues
PC’s Pantry
Phi Kappa Psi
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sacred Heart of Jesus School
Sacred Heart of Mary
Salon Halo
Simply Organic
Simpson Strong-Tie
Space Science Institute
Sphero
Splunk
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center
Summit Middle School
Tau Beta Pi
The Lotus
The Pediatric Center
Two Nine North
Unico Properties
UnitedHealthcare
Village Green Society
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
WeWork
Whittier Elementary School
Yes Energy
Young Men’s Service League

Financial Supporters

3M Foundation
Active Network
Amazon Smile Foundation
Atonement Lutheran Church
Avery Brewing Company
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Boulder Chamber
Boulder Family Vision
Boulder Healing Hub
Boulder Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Boulder Road Runners
Canoe Club
City of Boulder – Health Equity Fund
Community First Foundation
Community Foundation Boulder County
Community Shares of Colorado
Credit Union of Colorado Foundation

EnMotive
Facebook Payments Inc.
Finkel & Garf Brewing Company
First National Bank of Omaha
Fugere Family Foundation
Grace Commons Church
Happy Hazels
Henry Beer Consulting + Design
LID Landscapes
Medtronic Foundation Volunteer Grant Program
Merrill Lynch
Nuf Said
Odell Brewing Company
Onward! A Legacy Foundation
OptTek Systems Inc.
Philomena Dooley Living Trust
Pi Financial Group, LLC
Pinnacol Assurance

Rayback Collective
Robert Pafford Associates
Rule4
Sacred Heart of Mary Parish
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center
State Farm Companies Foundation
Tau Beta Pi – The Engineering Honor Society
The April Fund
The Kirr Foundation, Inc.
Thrivent
Troop Events Athlete Management
Wells Fargo Foundation
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
William Eck Charitable Trust
Wines for Humanity
Wonderland Hill Five HOA
Young Catholic Professionals – Denver Chapter

Our 2019 Board

Polly Buster
Vice Chair

Rick Chadwick
Chair

Paul Driscoll
Treasurer

Susie Eitel

Becky Farr

Trent Hein

Joan Munson
Secretary

Fr. Peter Mussett

Tammy Osbourne

Paula Sewall
Past Chair/Advisor

Bill Wolpert