Food Programs

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Hunger Free Colorado: Anyone who might need help locating food can call the Food Resource Hotline, 855.855.4626, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Food Resource Hotline keeps all information confidential and has bilingual staff ready to help Coloradans find food and nutrition resources in their community, as well as provide assistance for applying to federal nutrition programs such as SNAP. They also provide a wonderful food resources webpage that lists information regarding school meals near you, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC, and food pantries. You can text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 and receive food distribution locations for kids 18 and under or view the website map.

 

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School Food Programs

COVID-19 School Meals MapMany School districts are implementing grab and go meals for all students under the age of 18. Use this map to find a meal site near you. If you do not see your district/school on this map, contact your school district or check their Facebook page for updated information.
COVID-19 School Meals SpreadsheetColorado Department of Education is tracking meals site information for every school by school name and address, including: meal service times, start and end dates, details on how meals will be distributed and for how many days per week. Here is the map view.
27J SchoolsFree Grab-and-Go meal service for children ages 1-18. Free Grab N' Go meal service for children ages 1-18! Drive by or walk up with your children between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Vikan Middle School, 879 Jessup St., Brighton, and Overland Trail Middle School, 455 N 19th Ave, Brighton. Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, 27J Nutrition Services will be serving ONLY on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each day, they will serve two breakfastmeals and two lunch meals per child.

Adams 12 School District - Meal Pick-upMeals will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the five high school locations, beginning Monday, March 30. Food for Hope in Thornton is also helping to provide pre-packaged weekend meals for families to pick-up. No identification needed.

Please follow social distancing procedures when visiting the schools.

Adams 14 School District - Takeaway Meals: Meals are available for children 18 years and younger and are available for pick up between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, as long as the District remains closed. When parents pick up the meals, it’s best if their children can accompany them, however, children can come to school with a trusted adult other than a parent, or come to school on their own and pick up a meal. Meals can be picked up at either Kearney Middle School, 6160 Kearney St., or Adams City Middle School, 4451 E. 72nd Ave., Commerce City, to receive the take-away meals

Food for HopeProvides pre-packed bags of food for the weekend including two protiens, grains, one fruit, one vegetable, and two breakfast items with potential for additional snacks to be provided. Food for Hope supports Adams 12 Five Star School high school's Friday pick-up (Legacy, Thornton, Northglenn, Horizon, Mountain View) and 27J middle school's Friday pick-up (Overland Trail and Vikan). 

Mapleton Public School District - Grab & Go Meals: Meals may be picked up from the following locations, Monday - Friday,  between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., through June. On Fridays, families are encouraged to take home meals for Saturday and Sunday too. All families will receive lunch for the day and breakfast for the next day. These meals will be available to all children up to age 18, regardless of what school they attend. No paperwork, proof of residence, or student identification is required. This program is for pick-up meals only. Meals cannot be consumed onsite. Governor Jared Polis issued a state-wide 'Stay-At-Home' order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Under this order, picking up food is considered essential travel and families are still invited to visit our 'Grab-and-Go' meal sites.

Pinnacle Charter School: Will provide food (breakfast and lunch) for anyone ages 1-18 regardless of their affiliation with Pinnacle. Delivery and distribution will continue week of March 30. Grab-and-Go lunches are available from 8-10 a.m.

Westminster Public Schools - Takeaway Meals: Westminser Public Schools' meal service will continue from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at four locations:

Please follow social distancing procedures when visiting the schools.

Church Food Programs

Amazing Grace Community Church - Pre-Packaged MealsAmazing Grace has partnered with the Food Bank of the Rockies to provide pre-packaged boxes of food to anyone who may need them. Food is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, from 9 -11:45 a.m., outside of the church building. Amazing Grace Community Church is located at 541 E. 99th Pl., Thornton

Brighton Seventh Day Adventist ChurchAvailable to anyone. Food pick-up is available the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 8 a.m. -12 p.m. No ID, or other requirements, needed to obtain food. Located at 567 E Bromley Ln., Brighton. NOTE: This food pantry is operating as a drive-thru to maintain social distancing regulations. Please remain in your car throughout your time here.

Calvary Chapel Food Pantry: Serving residents of Brighton, Fort Lupton, Hudson, Lochbuie and Henderson. Pantry Hours: Our new times are every 2nd and 4th Monday from 5-6:30 p.m. No ID needed. For more information, please call 303.659.1886. Located at 103 E. Bridge St., Brighton.

Chapel Hill Church in BrightonOne box of food available per family on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, as well as alternating Saturdays. On Wednesdays, food is available from 4-5:30 p.m. On Saturdays, please arrive promptly at 9:30 a.m., and food will be given out until 10 a.m. Located at 10 Chapel Hill Dr, Brighton. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Facebook page at the link provided. NOTE: For safety and health purposes, they are transitioning to a drive-thru food box pickup. Volunteers will meet you in the parking lot to take your photo ID and check you in while you remain in your car. During the check-in, a volunteer will load your car with a box of food. Please stay in the line of cars, and in your vehicle.
Community Baptist ChurchEvery Tuesday 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. We will have drive-up distribution until social distancing is no longer required. No ID required. Located at 15559 Weld County Road 2, Brighton. For information, call 303.659.6487.
Good Shepherd Food BankAvailable to residents who live in zip codes 80260 and 80234, the Good Shepherd Food Bank is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10-11:45 a.m. Please bring a picture ID, proof of address (a current bill sent to you at that address) in zip code 80234 or 80260, and verification of total household income.
Immaculate Heart of Mary in NorthglennAvailable to anyone at this time. Food bank is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9-11:30 a.m. Photo ID needed. Due to social distancing regulations, only a limited amount of people are able to be in the building at once. With this in mind, dress for the weather, as there may be long wait times outside. Located at 11426 Pearl St., Northglenn.

St. Augustine Food Pantry: Available to anyone on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at 129 S. 6th Ave., Brighton. It is recommended you arrive before 12:30 p.m. ID and paperwork that verifies your address is required. They look at name, address, and date of birth. Clients are unable to go into the pantry to adhere to social distancing regulations. However, clients are able to drive-up or walk-up in the alley behind the building where there will be boxes of food available to load into cars. Note: The food pantry is in a renovated, two bedroom home. If the door is locked, drive or walk around back and food boxes will be available for pick up there. This food pantry serves people in the Brighton community who live within these boundaries:

  • West boundary is Quebec Street
  • North boundary is WCR 4 1⁄2
  • East Boundary is Cavanaugh Road
  • South Boundary is 96th Avenue
Strasburg Community ChurchAvailable to anyone. Serves food every Friday from 3:30-6 p.m. No ID required. May need to show proof of income, as some food is subsidized by the government. Located at 56155 Sunset Ave, Strasburg. NOTE: There may be long wait times, so the earlier you arrive, the better.

Thrive Church: Available to anyone on Fridays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2820 W. 92nd Ave., Federal Heights. NOTE: Bring ID and proof of address with you.

Tri-City Baptist Church: Available to anyone. No ID or proof of address needed. Every other Tuesday, beginning Tuesday, March 31, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Currently operating their food bank as a drive-thru to maintain social distancing regulations. Located at  6953 W 92nd Ln, Broomfield.

Community Food Programs

Denver Office of Children's AffairsDenver invites youth, ages 1 - 18, to enjoy a free supper that includes up to five food groups low in fat, preservative free, and served with fresh fruit on the side. Registration or signing in is not required, just show up and eat! To maintain social distancing regulations, meals are being offered in grab-and-go fashion. No ID or registration required. View a list of locations and times
Father Woody's Haven of HopeAvailable to anyone. Sack lunches to-go are available Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Due to safety precautions, no one is allowed to enter the building, so lunches will be passed out near the front door. All other services are unavailable at this time. No ID needed. Located at 1101 W. 7th Ave., Denver.
Great Commission New Song Food BankThis food bank at 8242 N Pecos St, Denver provides food to anyone who may need it on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month at 12:30 p.m.
Greater Park Hill CommunityAvailable to Park Hill residents only. Pre-packed bags will be distributed, commensurate with family size, at the door. Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m-1 p.m. Located at 2823 Fairfax St., Denver. To get started, bring your ID, proof of address in the Park Hill area for all the adults in your household and documentation of the children in your home (student ID, birth certificate, etc.) to the above address anytime from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. After registering, clients can visit up to nine times a year.
Jewish Family  Service of Colorado - Weinberg Food Pantry: Food is available to anyone Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 3201 S. Tamarac Dr., Denver. While the building is closed to the public, there will be a drive-thru food pantry available with pre-packaged food by the big blue awning. Able to visit up to 12 times a year. Pet food is available on the third Friday of the month. Only one visit to the pantry per week. ID is needed, unless unable to provide one. No pre-registration or proof of income needed at this time. Jewish Family Service of Colorado is currently giving out mostly canned goods, as this is what is available.

Mountain Terrace CommunityFood available for Mountain Terrace residents only. Pick-up is on Tuesdays from 1 - 3 p.m. Call 303.426.5494 for more details. Mountain Terrance Community is located at 3650 W. 84th Ave., Westminster.

North Denver Cares Food PantryAvailable to residents in Broomfield and Boulder Counties. Food pantry is open on Tuesdays from 10-4, Wednesdays from 10-2, Thursdays from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. To recieve food, you will need a photo ID, proof of address (like a utility bill), and proof of income showing need at 200% of the federal poverty level. Located at 6900 W 117th Ave. #700W, Broomfield.
Salvation Army - West Adams CountyAvailable to anyone, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Located at 2821 W 65th Place, Denver.
The Gathering PlaceThe Gathering Place, 1535 N. High St., Denver, currently offers the following on-site services on weekdays, during their normal hours: 
  • Meals – breakfast, lunch and snack (no snack on Tuesday)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Showers and restrooms
  • Nap beds
  • Mail pick-up
  • Emergency clothing
  • Food bags

No ID or pre-registration is required. No fees with services. This organization provides services to women, children, and transgender males. Cisgender men are not being served at this time.

Thornton Community Food Bank: Available to residents of the 80229 zip code. Food can be picked up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 12:30-3 p.m. at 8990 York St. Thornton. ID is required, as well as paperwork or mail that shows proof of residence.
Senior Support Services - Pick-up MealsOn weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., clients who live in Denver can pick-up meals to take with them. No services on the weekends. Located at 846 E. 18th Ave., Denver.

Nonprofit Food Programs

Aurora Interfaith Community ServicesAvailable to Aurora residents only. Pre-packaged food kits are available by appointment only. Appointment times occur Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 303.360.0260 after 8:30 a.m. to make an appointment for the same day. They recommend calling early due to limited staff. Please keep trying if you get a busy signal. NOTE: Requirements to receive food: 
  • Must be an Aurora resident with current mail-within 30 days-validating address, unless homeless
  • ID’s for all being served

Have a Heart Project: Available to anyone. Pick up food on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 8-10 a.m. No ID or paperwork needed, no referrals needed. Only need to fill out a short application before receiving food. Due to social distancing regulations, only 10 families can be in the pantry at once. Please bring bags with you to carry your food to your car. The location is 3455 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster. Food distribution takes place in the parking lot behind the building. There will be signs to help guide you, if you need them.

Let Your Light ShineAvailable to seniors, immunocompromised individuals, and low- or no-income families. There are no requirements (ID or otherwise) to receive food. Will ask for size of family and address, so that the organization knows how much food to provide and where they can drop off it off to. Call 720.979.2322email, or message their Facebook page to ask about receiving aid.
Senior Assistance Center - Meal Pick-upAvailable to lower-income adults, ages 55 and over in Denver. Emergency food bag pick-up services are available curbside by appointment only. Call 303.455.9642 to make an appointment, available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, at 2839 W. 44th. Ave., Denver.
The Action CenterFood pick-up is available, by appointment, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Call 720.215.4850 to set up an appointment. Located at 8745 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood.

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