We believe the well-being of one is linked to the well-being of all.
The Community Market
The Community Market helps makes sure that sure that no family in our community has to choose between paying bills or putting food on the table.
Here in Eagle County, more than 8,700 residents deal with food insecurity. The Community Market (TCM) provides access to free, nutrient-rich food throughout the County with markets featuring a variety of fresh produce, meat, dairy and bread as well as shelf-stable grocery items, all available for each customer’s own choosing.
The Community Market also works to prevent food from going to waste.
The Community Market does grocery rescue and food distribution to the Mobile Intercultural Resource Alliance (MIRA), Colorado Mountain College, Family Learning Center, Edwards Early Center, and neighborhoods throughout the community.
A warehouse in Gypsum at 760 Lindbergh Drive – #7 serves as the central operations hub for the program. View in Google Maps >
We are open for customer shopping in Gypsum: Monday: 10 am – 4 pm Wednesday: 10am – 4pm Thursday: 10am – 4pm Friday: 10am – 4pm Saturday: 10am – 1pm
The Community Market – Edwards
Customers may also shop at our storefront space located in Edwards in the Vail Health Edwards Community Health Campus at 429 Edwards Access Road – Suite A202 . View in Google maps >
We are open for customer shopping in Edwards: Tuesday: 1 pm – 6 pm Wednesday: 1 pm – 6 pm Thursday: 1 pm – 6 pm Saturday: 10am – 1pm
The Community Market – Mobile Markets
We continue to bring our pop-up mobile markets to under resourced communities:
Wednesday: Avon: 4:30pm – 6pm Eagle Bend (1st/3rd weeks) 10 Stonebridge Drive Avon, CO
Riverview (2nd/4th weeks) 39169 US-6 Avon, CO
Thursday: Dotsero: 4:30pm – 6pm Two Rivers 80 Lake Shore Drive Dotsero, CO
“People feel comfortable coming to The Community Market. No barriers, no presumptions. Shop for what your family needs. Here, nobody is ashamed. It’s a real market and there is dignity in shopping here.”— Beth Simon, volunteer and donor
“Fresh food is not a privilege, it’s a right. The Community Market purchases and finds resources to get healthy food, and also rescues food. We are helping our community in providing that quality food and decreasing the amount of impact we are putting on our earth by finding alternative ways to recycle food, not just recycling it into the compost bins but to helping our community to get free, nutritious groceries.” – Erin Baumann, 2022 Volunteer of the Year
“Eagle Valley Community Foundation offers a wonderful umbrella of opportunity through each one of its programs. The Community Market and MIRA with their focus on nutrition, health and wellness, help to equalize the community. I saw a need; the real need in this community, and I wanted to be part of the solution.” — Margo Andrews, The Community Market 2021 Volunteer of the Year
Three pillars guide our work at The Community Market:
We are committed to providing a dignified experience for families. We promote a healthy diet and help to improve the overall health of community residents as we work to eliminate any stigma around food access and food security.
By reaching out to local community leaders, businesses, civic groups and stakeholders, we are able to be responsive to community needs as they emerge. This outreach allows us to focus on distributing to other community partners and delivering food directly to neighborhoods.
We help to reduce our community carbon footprint and support environmental sustainability by reducing food waste and recovering excess fresh food from local grocers and farmers. First, we feed people, next we feed animals as farmers pick up food scraps at The Community Markets, and finally, we compost, converting food waste into nutrient rich soil.
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In one year alone, through our food rescue partners, we rescued nearly 600,000 pounds of food from grocers, 32,053 pounds from farmers, and 10,000 pounds from local restaurants.
We are committed to nourishing the lives of those in need throughout Eagle County. Along with neighborhood community centers and mobile home parks throughout the county, local & regional farmers and growers, and several grocers, restaurants, and community non-profit groups, these community partnerships make that possible.
🌟 A Heartfelt Thank You for an Unforgettable Night! 🌟
The Eagle Valley Community Foundation extends its warmest gratitude to all our incredible donors, supporters, and attendees for making our Donor Appreciation Event at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens a tremendous success! ❤️🙌
🎶 The melodies by Kris Ochs and the culinary delights by Vail Catering Concepts elevated the evening to pure magic. Your presence and generosity added an extra layer of warmth to the beautiful garden setting, even in the colder fall temps. 🌼🍽️
Your support fuels our mission and empowers us to continue making a positive impact in the Eagle Valley community. Together, we are building a stronger, more vibrant future for all.
We are deeply touched by the love and commitment of our community, and we couldn`t do it without each and every one of you. Thank you for being part of our journey. 🙏❤️
Let`s carry this spirit of unity and giving forward as we work together to create a brighter tomorrow. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and opportunities to get involved!
🎉🌟 Yesterday was a day of celebration and connection as teams from all three of our programs, The Community Market, MIRA, and Elevar, came together at Fiesta Americas to embrace Hispanic culture and engage with our wonderful community! 🌮🎶
We are also incredibly proud of the Hispanic leaders within our organization, whose dedication and passion continue to inspire us all! 🙌💪
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our friends at My Future Pathways and Mountain Recreation for inviting us to be a part of this incredible event. 🤝✨
🎉🌟Ayer fue un día de celebración y conexión cuando los equipos de los tres programas, el Mercado Comunitario, MIRA y Elevar, se reunieron en Fiesta Americas para abrazar la cultura hispana y comprometerse con nuestra maravillosa comunidad! 🌮🎶
¡También estamos increíblemente orgullosos de los líderes hispanos dentro de nuestra organización, cuya dedicación y pasión continúan inspirándonos a todos! 🙌💪
Extiendemos nuestra más sincera gratitud a nuestros amigos de My Future Pathways y Mountain Recreation por invitarnos a ser parte de este increíble evento. 🤝✨
Powering and elevating the important work of others- that is the goal of our fiscal sponsorship program.
Many people in the Eagle Valley are doing good work on behalf of our community. Many of these projects are a good match for Eagle Valley Community Foundation’s goal of working on issues that impact quality of life for all residents in the Eagle Valley.
One of these projects, SK8 Gypsum, celebrated the grand opening of their new skatepark on Friday!
Sk8 Gypsum is a project designed for and led by students in our community. A well-designed skate park is a great way to bring community members together. By creating a skate park that is more desirable for older skaters, they envision a more positive community for youth and a positive impact on the mental health epidemic kids are facing. A student involved in this project shared, “Skating has saved my life because it’s given me something to do and friendships and a community at the skatepark.”
Today is Hunger Action Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the critical issue of hunger in our communities. At The Community Market, we are proud to stand together with organizations worldwide to combat hunger! Our staff members are proudly wearing orange today to raise awareness and inspire change.
Here`s how you can get involved:
🧡Donate: Consider making a donation today! Your support can make a significant difference in the lives of those in need.
🧡Volunteer: By volunteering with The Community Market you are providing nutritional resources to food insecure families. Sign up for a 2 hour shift today!
🧡Spread the Word: Share this post and others like it to help raise awareness about Hunger Action Day. The more people who know about the issue, the greater the impact we can make.
Thank you to our incredible staff for wearing orange today and for their dedication to this important cause. Together, we can make hunger a thing of the past. 🧡🌟 #HungerActionDay #EndHunger
🧡¡Únete a nosotros en la lucha contra el hambre!🧡
Hoy es el Día de Acción contra el Hambre, un día dedicado a crear conciencia sobre el tema crítico del hambre en nuestras comunidades. ¡En el Mercado Comunitario, estamos orgullosos de unirnos a organizaciones de todo el mundo para combatir el hambre!
Nuestros miembros del personal están orgullosamente usando naranja hoy para crear conciencia e inspirar el cambio. El hambre es una crisis silenciosa que afecta a millones de personas y familias, y es hora de que todos tomemos medidas.
Así es como puedes involucrarte:
🧡Donar: ¡Considera hacer una donación hoy! Su apoyo puede hacer una diferencia significativa en las vidas de los necesitados. Voluntario de
🧡Al ser voluntario con el Mercado Comunitario, está proporcionando recursos nutricionales a las familias con inseguridad alimentaria. ¡Regístrese hoy mismo para un turno de 2 horas!
Gracias a nuestro increíble personal por usar naranja hoy y por su dedicación a esta importante causa. Juntos, podemos hacer del hambre algo del pasado.
📢 Exciting News! Our Executive Director is all set to make waves at the Mobile Healthcare Association`s Annual Conference! 🌐📲
👨💼 We`re thrilled to announce that our very own Melina is representing Eagle Valley Community Foundation and MIRA at the upcoming Mobile Healthcare Association Conference. Melina is joined by Vail Health NP Kyler to present on the partnership between the two organizations. 🤝
👥 This conference is the ultimate gathering for mobile healthcare enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. It`s THE place to be for those passionate about enhancing healthcare through mobile technologies. 💡
🌟 What can you expect from Melina`s participation? 📚 Gaining insights from top professionals in the field. 🤝 Networking with like-minded colleagues who share the same vision. 💬 Sharing and learning best practices and experiences in the mobile healthcare realm.
Join us in wishing Melina the best of luck as she embarks on this exciting journey to exchange knowledge and foster innovation in the mobile healthcare arena! 🚀🏥 #MobileHealthcareConference #InnovationInHealthcare #Leadership