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Colorado Farm to Table

Currently 1 in 7 People in Colorado struggle with hunger and it’s estimated that over 600,000 Coloradans don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Founded in 1996,  career farmer Tony Madone, Jr., started a two acre garden plot in Salida, Colorado and donated all of the produce to the hungry. His commitment would eventually grow into what is Colorado Farm to Table (CFTT) today, which officially became a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2006. With a mission to grow, harvest, and distribute fresh produce at no cost to food banks, soup kitchens, and pantries, CFFT serves families in need across Colorado with access to fresh, nourishing food.

Despite the large agricultural industry in Colorado and the many organizations dedicated to alleviating hunger, CFTT is the only non-profit organization combining a viable farming operation with an anti-hunger mission. Each active year, CFTT has raised and given away thousands of pounds of vegetables—cabbage, broccoli, sweet corn, acorn squash, zucchini, etc.—grown exclusively for the hungry and food insecure in Colorado.

The produce is then distributed at no cost to recipient organizations, or distribution partners, that are typically soup kitchens, churches, food banks, pantries and other aid-focused organizations serving at risk populations across the state.

Volunteering for CFTT is easy, no experience required.  Harvest is Monday Through Friday from 7:50 to 11:00 am.  Volunteering is a good way to get involved, get some exercise and make new friends.


Deonne Policky

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