Mission & Vision: The Durango Food Bank’s mission is to “work in collaboration with our community to feed and empower our neighbors in need.”
It is a staple resource in La Plata County and has served clients both deeply rooted in our community, as well as clients who are just starting to discover this beautiful corner of Southwest Colorado. Our success relies heavily on our wonderful and dedicated volunteers, as well as generous donations from community members and businesses.
The Durango Food Bank distributes food to almost 12,000 La Plata County Residents struggling with food insecurity each year. The original mission was to provide enough food to our neighbors so that no one in our community would face food insecurity while also being purposeful in not creating dependence. Our current work is to provide reactive emergency assistances, which may include emergency responses to COVID-19, situations where an individual’s or family’s income level puts them above the food assistance qualifying threshold, or where a contributing family member is temporarily unemployed.
Thank you for your interest in the Durango Food Bank. We welcome working with you as we continue to work feeding our La Plata County neighbors in need.