Our History

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 Nederland Community Center’s West Wing. Our new space also allowed us to revitalize the adjoining passageway behind our room and transform it into a garden that now helps us 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 throughout the Peak-to-Peak mountain area.

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.

Our Funding

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

As well as weekly food distribution, the Nederland Food Pantry also participates in the annual Human Services Fair, distributes several hundred Holiday Food Boxes along with new toys and clothing each December, partners with the NCPC summer Sox and Sandwiches program, works closely with the Community Clothing Closet and offers volunteer opportunities to local organizations and community members.

Our Board

Our Board is made up of committed and dedicated volunteers from our community.

  • President – Adi Wabisabi
  • Vice-President – Nicole Cavalino
  • Secretary – Annette Treufeldt-Franck
  • Treasurer – Tom Mahowald
  • Directors:
    Tim Dillon, John Callahan, Kasey Ryan

Our Partners

Agencies

  • Community Food Share
  • Emergency Food and Shelter
  • Fresh Harvest Food Bank
  • Growing Gardens
  • King Soopers Reclamation
  • Mile High United Way
  • 9 Cares – Colorado Shares

Churches

  • Nederland Community Presbyterian
  • St. Rita’s Catholic
  • Calvary Chapel

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Businesses

  • African Market Baskets
  • Barris Laser & Skin Care
  • B & F Mountain Market
  • Blue Owl Books & Boutique
  • Booda Butter
  • Botanical Interests
  • Busey Brews
  • Caribou Room
  • Dam Liquor
  • The Deli at 8236′
  • Dr Bronners
  • Earth Breeze
  • Eldora Mountain Ski Resort
  • Family Reiki
  • Fiske Planetarium
  • Grow House
  • Hair by Holly
  • Hollow Alpaca Socks
  • Indian Peaks Ace Hardware
  • James Dewalt Photography
  • Mountain Goat Tees
  • Mountain Man
  • Mountain People’s Co-Op
  • Nederland Feed & Supply
  • NCT (Nocotex)
  • Patagonia
  • Peak to Peak Counseling
  • Peak to Peak Wine & Spirits
  • Rabbit Hole
  • REI (Boulder)
  • Silver Stem
  • SockSmith
  • Tadasana Mountain Yoga
  • The Shop
  • Tye Dye Wonders (Jake Kaiser)
  • Zumies

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Organizations

  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Canyon Cares
  • EFAA
  • I Support the Girls
  • Lion’s Club
  • Nederland Scouts
  • Peak to Peak Housing & Human Services Alliance
  • Teen’s Inc.
  • Town of Nederland