Pantry Manager, Mike Lutz, with staff at Whole Foods Bradburn Market.
Broomfield FISH (Fellowship In Serving Humanity) has been a vital community resource serving economically disadvantaged residents for more than 57 years. Originally founded in 1963 by a group of women from six local churches, FISH recognized that many community members were going hungry and began collecting and distributing food to those in need. In 2001, the organization incorporated and in 2002 filed for 501©3 status. FISH began as a food pantry, but has since expanded services to include an array of resources and programs designed to help people become more self-sufficient. In 2018, FISH became the only Family Resource Center (FRC) in Broomfield County. After joining the Colorado Family Resource Center Association, we began focusing on whole-family, two-generational health and well-being. Currently, FISH serves residents in Broomfield County living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, offering food, emergency financial assistance, referral services to more than 30 partner organizations, and strengths-based, whole family development pathways.
92¢ of every dollar in 2018 went directly to benefit our neighbors in need.
The mission of Broomfield FISH is to meet our neighbors' basic human needs and provide them with hope and tools to rise out of poverty. FISH is a non-profit organization that provides food, emergency financial assistance, and one-on-one mentoring support to Broomfield residents in need.
Did you know....48% of the people we help are children under the age of 18? Or that the cost of living in Broomfield has skyrocketed to the point where our FISH families are spending 70% of their total income just on housing? Or that many seniors on a fixed income have to choose between purchasing needed medicines and food? Find out more in our new Annual Report here.