In 1986, concerned members and church leaders of our town came together to try and address the issue of hunger and other unmet needs of some of our neighbors in our mountain community of Nederland, Colorado.
In the true spirit of community, the Nederland Presbyterian Community Church offered a room for weekly food distribution and St. Rita’s provided space for storage of back stock. For the next 25 years, while very grateful for the spaces provided, the volunteers faced the arduous tasks involved in the weekly set up/take down necessary for food distribution.
In 2012, the Town of Nederland offered the newly renamed Nederland Food Pantry space in the west wing of the Nederland Community Center. Our new space also afforded us the opportunity to revitalize the adjoining passageway behind our room and transform it into a garden
– a garden that now helps us to provide our clients with fresh produce and herbs.
During and after the “100 Year Flood” in 2013, we partnered with the Town to be on the front line in providing emergency shelter/food, social services and emergency relief information for those affected in our mountain community. As a result of this experience and its’ lingering effects, we expanded our services to our neighbors through out the Peak-to-Peak mountain area.
Chris Current, our Executive Director has been the driving force behind our Pantry since its inception. Chris, along with many dedicated volunteers, has worked to ensure the continued growth and sustainability of our Nederland Food Pantry.
Our Mission and Goal:
Our mission is to relieve hunger and provide basic needs support to the Peak-to-Peak Community in a respective and compassionate manner.
Our goal is to continue to focus on building collaborations and partnerships to ensure our clients and our community continue to receive needed services.
The Nederland Food Pantry and Clothing Closet:
- Relies on the generosity of our individual donors
- Seeks assistance from agencies, foundations and organizations
- Solicits donations from businesses
Our Board is made up of the following committed and dedicated individuals from our community:
- President: Dennis Whalen
- Secretary: Janette Taylor
- Treasurer: Cindy Hauser
- Member: Laura Fisher
- Member: Maggie May
- Member: Karen Siefert
- Member: Kristi Venditti
- Member: Annette Treufeldt-Frank
- Community Food Share
- Emergency Food and Shelter
- Fresh Harvest Food Bank
- Foothills United Way
- King Soopers Reclamation
- 9 Cares – Colorado Shares
- B & F Mountain Market
- Botanical Interests
- Business Connection
- Dam Liquor
- Grow House
- Indian Peaks Ace Hardware
- Mountain Man
- Nederland Feed & Supply
- Peak to Peak Wine & Spirits
- Silver Stem
- Nederland Community Presbyterian
- Rita’s Catholic
- Calvary Chapel
- Canyon Cares
- Lion’s Club
- Peak to Peak Health & Human Services Task Force
- Teen’s Inc.
- Town of Nederland