One common theme was the continued rise in NEED among our residents. The increase in the cost of living, housing, and inflation have made it more and more challenging for families to survive. The economic trends disproportionately impact low-income residents since a significant share of their income goes toward basic essentials. In addition, pandemic assistance programs are ending or decreasing, meaning that many families are losing support systems for food and housing. As we work on our strategic plan, we are looking ahead to how we can meet the need and continue to best serve families on their path to self-sufficiency.

We are excited about the upcoming publication of our 2022 annual report, which will share more information about FISH's programs and how we partner with our Broomfield community to serve our neighbors in need. Stay tuned!