The Coalition was established to understand the food system with the aim of advancing food equity in our community. In Archuleta County, 8.2% of families and 11.6% of residents fell below the poverty line in 2017. Through its work the Coalition alongside the community has learned of the following barriers to accessing affordable and nutritious food in Archuleta County: a) income, b) transportation, c) local food production, d) climate, e) growing season length, f) processing and distribution locations, g) days/times food assistance organizations, h) knowledge and education around food purchasing and preparation, among others.
Our Current Focus
Community Food Organization Group/Food Pantries
Neighborhoods, Youth and Families
The Coalition is a grassroots community group
that is using a participatory and action-driven approach that is process oriented, strategic and systematic.
Our goal is to maintain a posture of learning in understanding our food system in our community from our community members.
Our approach is informed by our values of equity, service, and humility.
Our hope is to work “with” as many members of our community as possible -- learning about the food in our community in pursuit of effecting change toward a more EQUITABLE food system.
We are dedicated to learning about food production, processing, distribution, preparation, consumption and food waste prevention in our region of Colorado and are working with the goal of advancing food equity.