This ministry began because of God's provision and guidance in helping others. It started when our founder took in her kid brother who needed a home at 16. As she was picking him up from the bus station, all he had with him was a brown bag. This inspired her within her ministry and the story continues...
We are a nonprofit organization focused on aiding our neighbors through our mobile food bank.
By working with families where they are at we are able to assist in supplementing them with food, basic hygiene and much needed household items.
We support families in transition (motels), senior housing, veterans housing, low income housing and neighborhoods.
Are you interested in what we're doing? Are you passionate about helping our neighbors transition into stability? Are you interested in running a food bank in your neighborhood? Let us know! We are always looking for sponsors, volunteers and community partnerships to help us make our vision a reality. Whether you help through monetary donations or volunteering your time, thank you. We couldn't accomplish what we do without you.
Nearly 1 in 10 Coloradans struggle with hunger, not always having enough money to buy food.
Nearly 1 in 6 Colorado kids may not always know when or where they will get their next meal.
More than 1 in 10 Colorado seniors struggle with having enough food, sometimes forced to make choices between purchasing groceries or needed medication.
More than 1 in 12 Coloradans use food stamps, including hard-working families, children, seniors, veterans and those who are disabled.
3 in 4 food stamp recipients live with children
1 in 4 live with an elderly or a disabled resident
Almost half are members of working families.
The amount received is on average $1.42 per meal making it a challenge to purchase more expensive fresh food.
Compared to other states, Colorado ranks 12th in school breakfast participation for low-income students and 44th in SNAP/food stamp access for those eligible.
Only 3 in 5 households eligible for SNAP/food stamps participate in the program.
Through community outreach work many obstacles in accessing traditional food banks became noticeable:
Being mobile allows Brown Bag Ministries to target specific neighborhoods outside of normal business hours, meeting people where they are at.
The skyrocketing cost of home ownership and rentals in the metro area have forced families into making budgeting decisions between a roof over their heads or food on the table. With nearly 40% of families elgible for SNAP benefits not accessing SNAP benefits there are people that have needs not being met.
Through the consistent provision of food and necessities, it is our hope is to create food security and stability in our neighbors lives.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.