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Harvest of Hope Pantry
2020 Annual Report

Well that was quite a year. “Thanks for your support” just doesn’t seem to cut it this time.

2020 Annual Report

Well that was quite a year. “Thanks for your support” just doesn’t seem to cut it this time. Your support has been amazing and even inspirational. Like the rest of the world, Harvest of Hope Pantry has had to adapt to much adversity, and we truly could not have done it without you! There have been so many changes in the past year and we’re happy to say that in the works are some changes for the better. 

In the first few weeks of the pandemic, the pantry realized that many volunteers in higher risk groups would not be able to help out for some time. While we’ve been welcoming our long-time volunteers back now that it’s safe, this particular problem did have a bright side. When we put the word out that the pantry needed new volunteers, dozens showed up and most are still engaged with the pantry in one way or another. We are able to get the word out better and serve more people because of the increased awareness these new supporters provide.

With the first shelter-in-place orders, pantries and food banks were forced to switch to curbside pick-up using the “take a pre-prepared box of food and go” model of food-banking. Harvest of Hope Pantry believes in serving people’s dietary, cultural, and religious needs by letting our clients make their own food choices. So we quickly designed our own menu-based system, Your Choice, to provide the right food at the right time, allowing choice, reducing waste, and preserving dignity.

When it became clear that food distribution systems were greatly disrupted, grocery donations would decrease, food drives would be difficult or impossible to run, and other food donations might be hard to secure, monetary donors stepped up to fill the void. The pantry has been able to increase our purchasing program to continue providing a wide variety of nutritious produce, protein, and other staples of a healthy diet. And in an effort to support the local economy and reduce our environmental footprint, we are buying as much as we can locally.

Later in 2020, when there was a great increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and many people needed to quarantine or isolate to prevent the further spread of the disease, Harvest of Hope Pantry began a partnership with other local agencies to deliver food to those who were temporarily confined at home and experiencing food insecurity. This program will continue as long as it is needed.

Recently, we have been expanding our new grocery delivery program, Hope Delivers. This program was created to provide food access for people in Boulder who are experiencing persistent mobility barriers, and can’t make it here to pick up groceries themselves. We are taking orders using the same Your Choice menu as in the pantry, and then volunteer drivers are delivering healthy, nutritious food right to their doorstep. This new service promises to provide much needed relief for many homebound individuals.

Along with several other improvements, the pantry also closed on a building in December of 2020. That’s right, A New Home for Hope is just around the corner, only about a mile away in fact! Sometime later this year, after much planning and renovation, we will move into a much more efficient and productive space to better serve this community. The new building will provide many advantages, including: long-term stability, the opportunity to bring in more food donations, the possibility of increasing the type of services provided, and the ability to meet the ever growing need for food assistance. We will have more information in the months to come, so stay tuned!

We hope you will join us in celebrating these innovations and improvements in addressing food access issues in our community. You are the force for making positive change in our community.

Thank you so much!

How We Give Hope to the Boulder Community

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Shopping Visits in 2020

2,738 Individuals Served
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Food distributed in 2020

Includes 81,450 lbs of Produce
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Served by our 383 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.

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.

4 Square Realty
7-Eleven
A Spice of Life
A Spice of Life Catering
Adelita’s Food Truck
Alethia Community Church
Alpha Phi Sorority
American Produce
AMG National Trust
Appleooz
Atonement Lutheran Church
Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage
Bank On Boulder County
BDS Analytics
Boulder ChopHouse
Boulder Community Health
Boulder Country Club
Boulder County
Boulder County Farmers Markets
Boulder Fire-Rescue
Boulder Food Rescue
Boulder High Boys Football and Basketball Teams
Boulder High School Z Club
Boulder Media Women
Boulder Mennonite Church
Boundless Landscapes
Bridge House
Bridge to Justice
Cadia
Calvary Bible Church
Capital One Café
Caspian Deli & Grocery
City on the Hill Church
Colorado Master Gardeners
Colorado Pet Pantry
Conscious Alliance
Conscious Coffees
CordenPharma
Crestview
CSU Extension
CU Dining Services

CU Graduate Leadership Council
Department of Veterans Affairs – Homeless Veteran Program
Dooley Farms
Earth’s Table – Jubilee
Earth’s Table – Marpa Farm
Earth’s Table – Wonderview
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram
Exxel Outdoors
Fairview High School Hand in Hand
Fairview High School National Honor Society
Fairview High School Student Council
farm n’ wild wellspring
FirstBank
Flavor Train
Focus Reentry
Foothills Community Garden
Gamma Phi Beta
Garden to Table
Glenwood Gardens HOA
Grace Commons Church
Grace Lutheran Church
Great Harvest Bread Company
Green Chef
Green Spoon Sales
Grow & Give CSU Extension
Growing Gardens – Hope Community Garden
Holy Family High School Peace Team
Home Depot
Horizons International
If Music Be The Food
JumpCloud
kiln
KPMG
Mapleton Mobile Home Park
Mental Health Partners
Moe’s Broadway Bagel
Mt. Hope Lutheran Church
Munson Farms

National Charity League
Neighbors helping Neighbors
Notre Dame Club of Boulder/Denver
Office Depot
P.C.’s Pantry
Panera Bread
Pastificio Boulder
Penzeys Spices
Peppercorn
Petra Custom Builders
RE/MAX Alliance
Rudi’s Bakery
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sacred Heart of Jesus School
Sacred Heart of Mary
Salazar Services
Senior Life Space
Siblings in the Struggle Collective
Sister Carmen Community Center
Sovos Compliance
Spruce Confections
SRG
St Julien Hotel & Spa
St. Francis of Assisi, Roman Catholic Church
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center
Starbucks
Stonebridge Farms
Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church
The Pediatric Center
The Reserve Neighborhood
The Village Green Society
Trinity Lutheran Church
Troop Events Athlete Management
United Healthcare
Unity of Boulder Church
Watson Institute
Wisdom’s Natural Poultry
Wonderland Hills Food Drive

Financial Supporters

(W)right On Communications
3M Foundation
Amazon Smile Foundation
AMG Charitable Gift Foundation
AMG National Trust Bank
Atonement Lutheran Church of Boulder
Automox Inc
Avery Brewing Company
Baird Foundation
Benevity Community Impact
Boulder County Farmers Markets
Boulder Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Boulder Mennonite Church
Bright Funds Foundation
City of Boulder – Health Equity Fund
Community First Foundation
Community Foundation Boulder County
Darnell Family
Duda
Eide Bailly
EnMotive
Facebook Payments

Finish Line Youth Foundation
Fugere Family Foundation
Grace Commons Church
Grace Commons Deacons Fund
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Congregation
Hazel’s Beverage World
ISPE – Rocky Mountain Chapter
John and Judy Brooks Family Foundation
Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.
JPMorgan Chase & Co
KeHE Cares Foundation, Inc
Kurtz Fargo
Medtronic Inc
Mile High United Way
Mount Calvary Legacy 125 Endowment Fund
Munson Farms
Neighbor Outreach of Colorado
Northstar Refrigeration
Nuf Said Advertising
Paradise Found Records & Music/Bart’s Record Shop
Patrick Smith Agency State Farm Boulder CO
Philomena Dooley Living Trust

Qualcomm Charitable Foundation
R&F Corporation DBA Cosmo’s Pizza
Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation
Risk Management Partners
Robert Pafford Associates
Rock Creek After School
Rule4
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Sacred Heart of Mary Parish
St Thomas Aquinas
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church
Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church
The April Fund
The Colorado Group
The Kirr Foundation, Inc.
The Morgridge Family Foundation
The Sparkjoy Foundation
Troop Events Athlete Management
Unity Church of Boulder
William Eck Trust
YourCause

Our 2020 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

Ariel Sanchez

Paula Sewall
Past Chair/Advisor

Bill Wolpert