Published: June 8, 2023

With the rise of grocery prices over the last year, food banks saw an increased need among their communities. CU Boulder’s Basic Needs Center offered relief by distributing 84,220 pounds of food at its monthly mobile food pantries during the 2022-23 academic year. 

With a community focus, the pantries supply food for students, faculty, staff and community members in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Each monthly food pantry typically has over 300 attendees, and the team distributes around 10,000 pounds of food within two hours. These accessible, high-impact events align with the Basic Needs Center’s goal to support those experiencing food insecurity within the CU and the larger Boulder communities.