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BBB Reliability Report for

Care and Share, Inc.

A BBB Accredited Charity since 06/24/2004.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Care and Share, Inc.
Phone: (719) 528-1247
Address: 2605 Preamble Pt
Colorado Springs, CO 80915-1200
Report Creation Date: November 3, 2015
Report Expiration Date: November 3, 2017
Original Business Start Date: October 1974
Principal: Lynne Telford, President/CEO
Customer Contact: Lynne Telford, President/CEO - (719) 528-1247
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: October 1974, CO
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Charity - Human Services (i.e. assistance to individuals & families), Non Profit Organizations - General Membership
BBB Accreditation: Care and Share, Inc. is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado

Stated Purpose

At Care and Share Food Bank, our core purpose is to bridge the gap between hunger and abundance. Our mission is to provide food, partnering opportunities, and education to combat hunger and food insecurity in Southern Colorado communities. Our vision is an end to hunger in Southern Colorado.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Care and Share Food Bank provides food to their partner agencies across Southern Colorado and to neighbors in need.

Care and Share exists to ensure that the one in seven Southern Coloradoans at risk of hunger have access to enough healthy and nutritious food to thrive. We know that children without adequate access to food cannot develop successfully, families cannot plan for their future, and seniors find it more difficult to remain independent.

Total Program Expenses:$35,564,955


Chief Executive Officer:Lynne Telford, President and CEO
Chair of the Board:Jim Hendren
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Owner, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
Board Size:12
Paid Staff Size:39 Full Time. 6 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Direct Mail Appeals, Invitations to Fund Raising Events, Television, Radio, Grant Proposals, Internet, and Planned Giving Arrangements.

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to Care and Share, Inc.'s Audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2015:

 Total Income:$38,134,537
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$35,564,955 95.19%93.26%
 Fund Raising:$1,015,821 2.72%2.66%
 Administrative:$780,479 2.09%2.05%
 Other:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Total Expenses:$37,361,255
Excess of Income over Expenses$773,282
Ending Net Assets:$9,905,746

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
100 Greenhorn Dr #100
Pueblo, CO  81004-3876

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ID: 52867671
Report as of July 30, 2016 18:32
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