After the United States entered WWII in 1941, family dynamics shifted. Women started working outside the home in greater numbers while men were away at war.

"Within another year they expanded for the Coronet offices for a total of 180 jobs. Newspaper reports stated that 90 percent of the positions went to women." - Daily Camera story regarding the growth of magazine subscription services in Boulder in the 40s.

In 1944,

higher employment meant less need and EFAA was able to close during the summer months to save administrative costs. After the war, Boulder’s population grew, especially with many returning veterans pursuing educations at the University of Colorado (CU) under the GI Bill. Large employers like Ball Brothers Research Corp., IBM, federal government agency offices and others also move to Boulder.


The Food Bank will be closed Wednesday, November 29, 2023 — El banco de comida estará cerrado el miercoles 29 de Noviembre del 2023. Currently, EFAA is not scheduling appointments for Basic Needs assistance. We will start scheduling appointments for Basic needs such as rent and utility disconnects on Monday, December 11th at 9:30am. If you have an emergency, such as an eviction, prior to December 11th, please contact our front desk at 303-442-3042 to see if we have an emergency appointment available.