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Who We Are and What We Do

Harvest for Hunger, located in Snowmass Village, is a charitable organization dedicated to reducing food waste in the Roaring Fork Valley and helping those in need. Founded by ski bums who live and work in the Valley, we realized there was a disconnect between the fortunate and the less fortunate.  Many families struggle with wage disparity and a high cost of living.

It is our goal to feed the families in need with a two prong approach.  First, to build partnerships with food retailers and grocery stores of the Roaring Fork Valley and rescue unused food, and with our partnerships in the area, distribute to those in need.  Second, with the creation of the Snowmass Harvest for Hunger Food Pantry, provide easy access to food for the residents and employees of the Roaring Fork Valley.

With the dedication of our volunteers, staff members, and partners, we strive to improve the lives of everyone who needs help within the community.


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Harvest for Hunger
Food Pantry

located in
Snowmass Town Hall

We Are OPEN!  Come in and eat better.


This is a Stigma Free Pantry open 5 days a week.  There is no information gathering or person looking over your shoulder.  If you are hungry you deserve to eat.  Everyone from those in desperate times to those living paycheck to paycheck.

This pantry is here for you.

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 4:30pm

Food From Our Community for Our Community

This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider

What We Do



From Local Food Retailers and Businesses

Harvest for Hunger collects from Grocery Stores and Food Retailers at least two times a week encompassing the entire Roaring Fork Valley from Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and El Jebel, up to Snowmass Village and Aspen.  We also rescue food on demand from local businesses.

Our Rescue Partners

Who We Collect From

Harvest for Hunger is very lucky to have so many local grocers, hotels, restaurants, ski resorts, and other local businesses willing to donate.  These include City Markets, Clarks Markets, Whole Foods, Roxy's Market, Limelight Hotels, The Little Nell, Hotel Jerome, Aspen Meadows, Louis Swiss Bakery, Paradise Bakery, Starbucks, and others.



To Our Community

The main goal of Harvest for Hunger is feeding our community and reducing food waste in our landfills.  This is an issue that touches many lives in the Roaring Fork Valley. Through our distribution partners we are able to reach those in need and keep our community fed.

Our Community Partners

How Our Food is Distributed

Harvest for Hunger distributes food to our local partners who distribute it to our local communities.  We distribute to the El Jebel Mobile Food Pantry on Tuesdays, Snowmass Mobile Food Pantry on Wednesdays, and to LiftUp on Fridays.  We also distribute to the Mid-Valley Family Practice, the Aspen Homeless Shelter, and Basalt Library.

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Last year in 2023, Harvest for Hunger rescued an astounding 95,871lbs of food bringing our three year total up to 269,932lbs.  By Feeding America's formula of 1.2lbs equals a meal, we rescued enough food to provide 224,943 meals to those in need.  That's so much food that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.  We currently rescue food from 7 grocery stores, 5 hotels, and a 2 bakeries.  Every week that we prevent food from getting thrown away or wasted is a great week and a move in the right direction.

Thank you!


Waste Reduction


Of all food in the United States is wasted

$408 Billion

In Food Cost

119 Billion

Pounds of Food

130 Billion



Pounds of Food Harvest for Hunger has kept out of the Local Landfill since 2021

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