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The Community Alliance for Education and Hunger Relief is a partnership of many institutions and organizations. As partners, we combine our assets and strengths to increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables available to hunger relief organizations. In the process, we provide formal and informal educational opportunities to the community regarding large-scale food production.

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About the Community Alliance

The Community Alliance for Education and Hunger Relief is a program of Colorado State University.  Based in Western Colorado, we form partnerships unified under the goal of increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. To this end, we:

  • Increase community access to fruits and vegetables through our farm-to-foodbank program;
  • Change knowledge of and attitudes towards fresh produce by providing hands-on learning on our farm and in our teaching kitchen; and
  • Grow healthy communities by providing opportunities for civic service and supporting initiatives that work to decrease hunger and food insecurity.
Community Alliance 2017 Annual Report
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Partner Organizations

The Community Alliance is comprised of many organizations and institutions.  Some of the main partners are listed below.  Follow links to visit their websites.

CSU Western Colorado Research Center

Western Colorado Community College

Mesa Valley County School District #51

Food Bank of the Rockies

CSU Tri River Area Extension

Eureka McConnell Science Museum

Riverside Education Center


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 Rocky Mountain Health Plans Foundation    

The Western Colorado Community Foundation

The Bacon Family Foundation    

Colorado Trust 

The Goodwin Foundation

Delta Dental Corporation

Generous Individuals