Emergency food pantries are available for Arapahoe County individuals and families in need of free groceries, meals, information on government benefits, and food. The primary centers are located below, but there may be others. Clients can contact one of these charities or non-profits and get more details on services provided by one of the food banks.
The assistance ranges. Some callers can get information on the food resources offered or the phone numbers and addresses of a center that is closer to them. Many of the food pantries have limited resources and are open certain hours, so it is recommended to call in advance. If a location can’t meet the request, they will offer referrals to other options in Arapahoe County.
Many food pantries will only help people a certain number of times per month or year. However in aggregate they have successfully helped thousands of low income individuals and families get access to immediate services. In addition to offering free food, many offer other resources such as holiday meals, school lunches, and provide information on applying for government programs such as food stamps.
An Arapahoe County Colorado food bank can also give referrals to local pantries which are made on an as-needed basis if a center can’t meet your particular need. Anyone that stops by for support can get referrals to community food banks, clothing centers, low cost medical services and clinics, GED classes, adult education, youth guidance programs, Meals on Wheels programs for seniors and legal services.
In addition to the assistance from these food pantries, throughout the region USDA-supplied commodity items are made available to some charities or local soup kitchens. These non-profits will also operate as USDA approved food banks for their subsequent distribution to eligible persons seeking assistance.
For more long term relief, there are SNAP Food Stamps or WIC vouchers for low income families or those in poverty. These programs can also help families or individuals with the costs of purchasing the groceries they need each month to feed their families. Assistance from SNAP food stamps is issued on Electronic Benefit Transfer/QUEST cards.
Salvation Army of Arapahoe and Douglas County
3900 E Arapahoe Rd.
Centennial, Colorado, 80122
Phone number (303) 290-9043
One of the leading social service organizations in the county. Can provide access to a thrift store, food bank, and clothing closet. May also have some limited funds for basic needs such as heating bills or rent. There are also free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals served.
A second office is at 3460 S Sherman St, Englewood, CO, 80113, call (303) 761-6111
Aurora Alliance Church
Church address: 15600 E Alameda Pkwy
Aurora, CO, 80017
Phone number (303) 751-6971
Colfax Community Network
Location 1585 Kingston St
Aurora, CO, 80010
Call (303) 360-9175
The non-profit has applications to SNAP food stamps, housing programs, and services such as Meals on Wheels for the disabled or homebound.
Covenant Cupboard - Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
5400 S Yosemite St.
Greenwood Village, Colorado, 80111
Dial the church at (303) 779-5400 for information on free hot meals, shelter, and food programs. They can refer individuals to clothing closets too.
Aurora Cares, which is run by the Salvation Army in Denver
Address is 1300 S Potomac St.
Aurora, CO, 80012
Dial (303) 597-0464
New Life Fellowship Foursquare Church
Address is 2241 S Holly St,
Denver, Colorado, 80222
Call (303) 759-9919
There are perishable food items, free meals from the soup kitchen, fruits, baby formula and more.
Grace Point Community Church
90 E Orchard Rd
Littleton, CO, 80121
Call (303) 798-6387
May have holiday meals and gifts clothing, provide hot meals, food for children, and other aid.
Arapahoe County Cooperative Ext. Office
Location is 1690 W Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, Colorado, 80120
Phone (303) 730-1920
They offer many federal government resources, such as Summer Food Service, free school lunches, and food stamps.
Smoky Hill Vineyard
Food bank address is 20050 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Centennial, CO, 80015
Call (303) 328-3481
Commodity Supplemental Food Program - Aurora Senior Center
Primary address - 30 Del Mar Cir (Aurora Senior Center)
Aurora, CO, 80011
Call (303) 371-9250
A federal government run and funded program. Focus is on low income seniors and other needy individuals in the community.
Inter-Faith Community Services
3370 S Irving St.
Englewood, Colorado, 80110
Telephone number is (303) 789-0501. Call for hours of food distribution.
Arapahoe County Department of Human Services
14980 E Alameda Dr
Aurora, Colorado, 80012
Phone (303) 636-1170
Can provide information and addresses of local food banks. Also can help people apply for services such as WIC or food stamps. A great place for information on public assistance.
Mobile food pantries
Call 303-371-9250 for location.
Low income families can get free groceries, personal hygiene items, and paper goods as well. They should bring their own box to pack the goods into it.
East Metro Migrant Ed Program
Location 15701 E 1st Ave
Aurora, Colorado, 80011
Dial (303) 365-5817
United Church of Montbello - St. James Presbyterian Church
3601 W Belleview Ave
Littleton, CO, 80123
Restoration Christian Fellowship Church - Food Bank of the Rockies
Location is 15640 E 6th Ave
Aurora, CO, 80011
Broadway Assistance Center (BAC)
1449 W Littleton Blvd
Littleton, Colorado 80120
There are both perishable and non-perishable foods, free fruits, pastries, bread, and other emergency food boxes.
Address is 11149 E 14th Ave
Aurora, Colorado 80010
Servcies include money management classes, free food, job programs, holiday meals, and more in Arapahoe County.
For more information or referrals to food banks, call the following number. Or learn about public aid such as WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or programs such as soup kitchens. Dial 303.371.9250.
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