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About the Community Alliance

The Community Alliance is a program of CSU that increases food and nutritional security of people on the Western Slope of Colorado. Through our farm-to-foodbank program, we increase people’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We also help people, especially youth, eat that food through our hands-on, experiential farm-to-school program. The Community Alliance program is a collaborative partnership between community organizations and the staff, students, interns, and volunteers at the Colorado State University Western Colorado Research Center and the Tri-River Extension Office.
To learn more about how we work, visit the tabs under our Impact Page.

Mission Statement

Working together, we increase access to, knowledge of, and joy around fresh, nutritious foods so people can build healthier lives.

Vision Statement

A Western Colorado community where all people can access healthy food, learn how it is grown and can be prepared, and experience how it tastes straight out of the fields, orchards, or gardens. 

Check out this video to see Community Alliance in action!


Ask how to make a tax-deductible donation

We rely on philanthropic support to pay our program costs — the majority of which are associated with our farm-to-foodbank program. The Community Alliance is a program of Colorado State University. As a 501(c)(3) organization), all donations are tax-deductible.

If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Amanda at 970-462-2113 for more information. Your support is so appreciated!

The activities of the Community Alliance are supported by the generous foundations listed below.  Our main costs are associated with our farm-to-foodbank program.  We thank them for their support.

The Western Colorado Community Foundation
The Colorado Trust
The Rocky Mountain Health Foundation
The Bacon Family Foundation
Delta Dental Corporation
The Goodwin Foundation
Generous Individuals

Partner Organizations