Free food banks Colorado.
Get free food, groceries, and nutritional support in Colorado from food banks as well as local distribution centers. There are a number of free pantries that are located throughout the state. The locations target their assistance at the low income, unemployed, working poor, and elderly, but many other people may be able to receive help. The free food distribution centers in CO listed below near you do rely on donations and volunteers, so the support is limited.
However each pantry that may be near you does it best to provide some form of assistance, such as groceries free pet food, or information on government benefits, to struggling families and less fortunate in Colorado. Note if a location is not near you in Colorado, there is a phone number at the bottom of the page for referrals to other local food banks.
The food banks, including drive thru pantries open today, below are some of the primary facilities. Many of them are part of Feeding America in Colorado but there are hundreds of other charities, non-profits, churches, and distribution centers that work with these locations. Each and everyone one of them provide free food and groceries to the needy. If a center is not near you, ask for referrals to other locations in your county.
Not only can these food banks provide canned goods, government commodities, food and groceries, but many can also provide information on various public assistance programs. One of the benefits that is most widely available is for emergency SNAP food stamps, which can help many low income households. Locations may also have counseling and other forms of non-financial support such as clothes, free personal toiletries or hygiene supplies, baby formula, and other household goods.
Additional local Colorado free food banks
Providing assistance across the state, Hunger Free Colorado operates a hotline that residents can call for information on everything from pantries to public aid such as SNAP food stamps or free dog or cat food programs. The organization will provide referrals and even help families apply for a program that meets their need. Read more on Hunger Free Colorado.
Find the information, addresses, and phone numbers of pantries and food banks for your city, county, or town and that are specific to those locations.
Care and Share Food Bank provides assistance in the southern part of the state. They support dozens of counties. The region includes Alamosa, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Dolores, El Paso, Fremont, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, as well as Kiowa County. Residetns of La Plata, Las Animas, Lincoln, Mineral, Montezuma, Otero, Ouray, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, or Teller can also contact the non--profit.
There are many programs offered in the Colorado Springs and service area, and the Feeding America locations works with hundreds of local pantries, charities and churches. There are free surplus commodities, including milk, cheese, meat, bread and more. Mobile food pantries provide groceries, and there is also the free Cooking Matters classes as well as emergency food for low-income individuals, the disabled, families, and seniors. The address is 2605 Preamble Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80915. Call 719.528.1247.
Food Bank of the Rockies is part of the Feeding America non-profit and serves Denver and many surrounding counties. The center works with other charities and non-profits. This food bank will provide those locations with their food items such as breads, meats, formula, and rice. Those centers (churches, soup kitchens, etc.) then distribute the items to qualified residents. Or apply for SNAP Outreach, free Nutrition Education classes and more.
The main address is Location is 10700 E. 45th Ave, Denver , CO 80239. The counties covered include Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Delta, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Lake, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Morgan, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, and Yuma.Primary phone number 303.371.9250.
Food Bank for Larimer County is based at 5706 Wright Drive, Loveland, CO 80538. Call 970.493.4477. The distribution centers prtners with soup kitchens, meal programs, and local pantries. Healthy meals and groceries that meet the need of the elderly are passed out too.
Weld Food Bank only covers the county itself. They are part of the regional distribution network but have one focus, and that is on addressing hunger in Weld County. The primary address is 1108 H Street, Greeley, CO 80631. Call 970.356.2199. They also offer thee Feeding America backpack program for weekend meals, medical prescreening for chronic illnesses, applications to SNAP or WIC government aid and other social services.
Community Food Share of Boulder and Broomfield County is based at 650 S. Taylor Ave., Louisville, CO 80027. They operate mobile pantries, partner with charities and senior centers and other non-profits. There are school pantries, free grocery programs, Meals on Wheels, the Senior Box Program (CSFP) and more. For information or referrals, call 303.652.3663.
Arvada Community Food Bank and Community Table
Location is 8555 W 57th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002. Dial (303) 424-6685
A number of resources are provided by this pantry. Food, information, and referrals are among them.
Metro Food Bank at New Life In Christ Church
The address is 2450 N Clay St, Denver, CO 80211. Call (303) 238-2132
Inter Faith Food Bank
2450 W 3rd St, Craig, CO 81625. Main number (970) 824-7355
Call for hours of food distribution, groceries, and meals. Surplus government commodities may be offered. Other food assistance in Colorado includes The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), summer meals, snacks for students and more.
Monte Vista Food Bank
Address of pantry is 245 Washington St., Monte Vista - Colorado 81144. Telephone - (719) 852-4851
Gunnison Country Food Pantry
The main address is 321 N Main St., Gunnison - CO, 81230. Call (970) 641-4156
Thornton Community Food Bank
Location of the center is 8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229. For intake, call (303) 287-7268
The food bank works with and provide food, groceries, and government commodities to other local non-profits, including churches and community action agencies.
Durango Food Bank
989 S Camino Del Rio, Durango, Colorado 81303. Phone number is (970) 375-2672
Low income families can get free groceries, hot meals, food boxes and other support.
More food banks and free pantries in Colorado
To find other food pantries in Colorado that are near you, call 877-460-8504. So these food banks are all non-profit, charity type organizations. However families and individuals do have other options that may be closer to where they live as well from resources in the Feeding America Colorado network.
Other resources are offered too. The federal government food stamp/SNAP program is also an alternative to these Colorado food banks and pantries. It helps very low income families, seniors, and the disabled among others. To learn about or get free food from federal or state of Colorado government assistance programs, click here for more information on these food assistance program options.
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