We believe everyone—no matter your circumstances—deserves to experience the joy of picking out fresh, healthy groceries. That’s why we’ve created a new kind of food pantry.

Our market is for everyone

Sunny Side Market is a network of local food pantries owned and operated by Care and Share Food Bank. All of the food we provide is free of charge, and served in a warm, dignified, and respectful shopping experience.

important update for pueblo and colorado springs sunny side markets

New Shopping by Appointment System

The markets will still be open during their regular hours. There will be 5 appointments available every 10 minutes for the first two hours. Moving forward appointment scheduling will open each Friday for the following week. Please see below for more information about how this new model will work:

  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment time.
  • If you need to cancel your appointment please call the market at 719-888-6851 as soon as possible.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment you will not be guaranteed a chance to shop – the market manager will work with you to find the next available appointment.
  • If you need assistance utilizing the scheduling tool please call the market at 719-888-6851 or call the Senior Direct Services Manager at 719-434-4679 – requests/appointments made by voicemail are not guaranteed.
  • Please consider accessing additional services within the Family Success Center to make the most of your visit – learn more about the other services available for Colorado Springs HERE.
  • Appointments can be scheduled through a website called “Calendly” HERE (Colorado Springs) and HERE (Pueblo).

If you would prefer not to utilize the “by-appointment” model to shop at the Sunny Side Market or are unable to schedule an appointment at a time that works for you, please use our Find Food page to locate alternative food pantries near you.

Enroll and start shopping

We are excited to welcome you to Sunny Side Market! Make sure you enroll online first. That way when you arrive at the market you can simply grab a cart and start picking out the good food you want to take home.

Fountain, Colorado

501 E. Iowa Ave., Fountain, CO 80817

Tuesday 10 a.m. -2 p.m.
2nd & 3rd Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Line up start time:
15 minutes prior to opening

Fountain Sunnyside Market is operated by Connections 4 Life.

Pueblo, COlorado

1230 E. 8th St., Pueblo, CO 81001

Hours: Tues. 3 p.m. – 6 p. m. 
Thurs. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

By appointment only from 3-5 p.m.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

1520 Verde Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Hours: Mon. 2 p.m. – 6 p. m.
Thurs. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

By appointment only from 2-5 p.m.

on the shelves

Sunny Side Market is about choice. We have a variety of food available that can help create full meals for you and your loved ones to enjoy around the table.

Things to keep in mind

Make sure to enroll online for shopping before arriving. You only have to sign up once to become an official Sunny Side Market shopper.

If you’re shopping at one of our locations, be sure you live in those areas. Sunny Side Market is meant to serve people who reside within those neighborhoods. Live in another county or city? Check out the other resources available through Care and Share, below.

You are welcome to shop as often as once a week. This ensures groceries are available for as many neighbors as possible.

The quantities for food items you can shop for may vary per visit. We get food from farmers, grocery stores, retailers, and community members. Since the amount and type of food we receive varies, our shelves will look different from time to time.

How it works

At Sunny Side Market, we want your visit to feel like a comfortable and familiar grocery shopping experience. Here’s what you can expect when you come through our doors.

Check in using
your personal key fob

You’ll only have to check in with us once – on your very first visit. A volunteer or team member will issue you a personal key fob for quick, self-guided check ins during future visits.

To make sure all shoppers have access to all the food provided at the market, limit signs may be posted throughout the market.

GRAB A CART &
Start your shopping

As you make your way through the market, keep an eye out for items labeled as “Healthy Choice Food.” These  products help build balanced, nutritious meals. 

Please leave your shopping cart inside the market – if you need assistance getting your groceries out of the building, please let a volunteer or the market manager know and we will be happy to assist you!

Bagging your
selected items

We only allow two bags per household when shopping.  Please make sure all items you select fit into your two bags unless instructed otherwise – we may ask you to use a different bag if yours are larger than an average grocery bag.  If we have reusable bags available, we will happily give you two for your first time shopping to bring back with you each time you shop, and we always have plastic bags available.

More ways to stay nourished

With care and share

Sunny Side Market is just one of many programs offered by Care and Share Food Bank. If you are in need of more food resources, we are here to help.

FIND MORE FOOD PANTRIES NEAR YOU

Care and Share has more than 280 partner food pantries and meals sites located across Southern Colorado.

ATTEND A MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

These direct distributions take place in areas where there isn't a stand-alone food pantry available.

SIGN UP FOR SNAP

SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, allows you to buy nutritious food at grocery stores and other food retailers.

Frequently Asked Questions...

Who qualifies to shop at sunny side market?

Anyone in the Sunny Side Market neighborhood can shop at Sunny Side Market, there are no eligibility or income requirements.

How often can I shop at the market?

You or a member of your household can shop as often as once a week. Please see our website for current hours of operation at each of our locations

Can I register in-person if I don’t feel comfortable enrolling online?

Absolutely! Come into the market during our open hours and our market manager or a volunteer would be happy to enroll you.

Do I need to provide an I.D.?

You do not need to provide an I.D. or any other documentation.

Can I shop for another household when I come to shop for my household?

Yep! Just let us know when you check-in that you are shopping for two households, and we will get you set up to do so.

If I shop at the market, am I able to volunteer at the market?

Yes! The same rules still apply – you may fill two bags, and you can only shop for your household on the day you volunteer. This counts as your weekly shopping opportunity. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our website to register for a stocking or shopping shift at your market: https://careandshare.org/get-involved/volunteer/

What types of food are available at the market?

Our selection changes almost daily, however we always try to have a variety of fresh produce, dairy items, pantry staples, frozen goods and meat, bread, pastries, etc. as donations allow.

Why can I only use two bags?

We have found that by allowing each household to fill two bags, everyone is able to shop for what meets their unique needs while still allowing plenty of food for the folks shopping after them. By allowing you to prioritize what you would like to take home, we do not need to set as many limits on specific items.

Sunny Side Market Fountain
501 E. Iowa Ave., Fountain, CO 80817
(719) 888-7694
sunnysidemarket@careandshare.org

Sunny Side Market Colorado Springs

1520 Verde Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719) 888-6851
sunnysidemarket@careandshare.org

Sunny Side Market Pueblo
1230 E. 8th St., Pueblo, CO 81001
(719) 621-6380
sunnysidemarket@careandshare.org

Copyright © 2024 Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado.

Sunny Side Market Updates

Sunny Side Market Pueblo will be using an appointment system for all shoppers. 

Learn more by scrolling down to our Appointment System Update below. To sign up for an appointment click here

Sunny Side Market Pueblo utilizará un sistema de citas para todos los compradores. 

Para obtener más información, desplácese hacia abajo hasta nuestra actualización del sistema de citas a continuación. Para inscribirse para una cita, haga clic aquí.

Próximos cierres:

Sunny Side Market Fountain estará cerrada el 28 y 29 de mayo. Sunny Side Market Colorado Springs estará cerrado el 27 de mayo.

Pedimos disculpas por cualquier inconveniente. Si necesita recursos adicionales, visite nuestra página buscar alimentos.