Denver County and city free food pantries.

Learn where to get free food and groceries in Denver Colorado. Several charitable pantries, soup kitchens and non-profit food banks provide assistance to anyone in the community who needs help. No one is turned away, regardless of background, religion, or other circumstances.

Not only can the Denver food pantries offer meals and items such as groceries, but they are great places to contact for referrals. Get information on state of Colorado and federal government assistance programs, like food stamps, TANF, and WIC. These are resources that are focused on the low income in the county. Also, many of the centers in Denver can also offer meals, perishable items, and support in the form of shelter or limited amounts of assistance for expenses such as bills or rent. Or get free Easter meals, Thanksgiving turkey dinners, or Christmas food boxes from a free pantry in Denver County.

Below you will find phone numbers and addresses of the leading food pantries in the Denver Colorado area. Do not hesitate to call them for assistance. The hours and conditions will vary, but the goal of each of these centers is to help the less fortunate.

Denver Urban Ministries (DenUM)
Address - 1717 E Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80218
Phone number - (303) 355-4896
Food is distributed, and get help in applying for various social service programs. Social workers can help clients apply for financial aid, or benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or WIC. There are also meals on wheels for seniors in Denver, snacks for children, and more. More information on free food from Denver Urban Ministries.





Bienvenidos Food Bank
Location - 2224 W 32nd Ave,
Denver, CO, 80211
Dial - (303) 433-6328

His Love Fellowship
910 Kalamath St.
Denver, Colorado, 80204

Salvation Army (Denver)
Phone number is (303) 295-3366
The Salvation Army is one of the leading charity organizations in the Denver Colorado area. Call them for free food, access to a thrift store, clothing, holiday meals, and other forms of aid. Limited financial help may be offered too for housing or energy bills. There may also be free personal hygiene items or household cleaning goods.





ACS Community LIFT
Location - 5045 W 1st Ave
Denver, CO, 80219
Main phone number - (303) 935-7386

Volunteers of America
Address - 2877 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Dial - (303) 295-2165
The homeless can get a hot meal and information on public aid. They also offer referrals to emergency food banks.

Saint Mary Magdalene - Saint Vincent de Paul Society
2771 Zenobia St.
Denver, Colorado, 80212
(303) 477-4533
An organization of local churches and religious organizations. Can offer food, clothing, monetary help, and general case management. Other items may be personal hygiene goods, emergency boxes of groceries, baby formula, and more. Free Thanksgiving or holiday meals may be served by the churches too.

ACTS Resource Center
2450 Clay St.
Denver, CO, 80211

Crossroads of the Rockies
Address - 2707 W Mississippi
Denver, CO, 80219
Telephone number - (303) 922-8772

Food Pantry and Clothing Bank - Saint Anthony of Padua - Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Location is - 3801 W Ohio Ave.
Denver, Colorado, 80219
Phone number - (303) 935-2431
A clothing closet, food bank, and thrift store are all on site, among other resources.




Jewish Family Service of Colorado
Location - 3201 S Tamarac Dr.
Denver, CO, 80231
Call the center at (720) 248-4716 for hours. Helps regardless of religion.

Denver Inner City Parish
1212 Mariposa Street
Denver, CO 80204
Our food pantry hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-12 and Saturdays from 9-1. Clients need to bring their ID, and can visit once every two weeks. We have no zip code or income restrictions.

Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies
Church address - 960 Clarkson St.
Denver, Colorado, 80218
Phone number - (303) 860-1819
Boxes of food, paper products, and surplus commodities may be offered.

Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church
Location is 1500 S Dayton St.
Denver, CO, 80247
Phone number for church - (303) 752-0546

Redeemed Ones Outreach Ministries
Address: 1425 Florence St.
Aurora, CO, 80010
Dial the center at 303-574-3347
There may be help for senior citizens and the low income in Denver County. A goal is to prevent hunger and feed the low income.

Servicios de la Raza, Inc.
The main location is 4055 Tejon St.
Denver, Colorado, 80211
Telephone: (303) 458-5851

Disability Center for Independent Living, Inc.
4821 E 38th Ave,
Denver, Colorado, 80207

Lurdine's Cupboard and Resource Ministry, Inc.
3205 Adams St.
Denver, CO, 80205
A number of services, resources, and assistance programs for the low income, unemployed, and others who need assistance during a difficult period. The non-profit can help people apply for government benefits too. These are just a few of the options offered. Also get information on resources such as SNAP food stamps, summer meals, and get more information on government food assistance.





Denver Indian Center
4407 Morrison Rd,
Denver, CO, 80219
(303) 936-2688 Ext 111

Good Shepherd - Saint Vincent de Paul Society
(303) 322-7706 Ext. 1027
Call for information of their on site food pantry. Other assistance may be provided too, such as limited financial aid (as funding allows), clothing, case management, and consultations.

Power Invasion Ministries
Address - 455 South Platte River Drive,
Denver, Colorado, 80223
Dial - (303) 455-5622
One free bag of emergency food may be passed out in Denver. There may also be Christmas meals or small gifts for the elderly or children as well as single moms.

Senior Support Services
Address is 846 E 18th Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80218
Phone number - (303) 832-1622 Ext 208
Home delivered meals for seniors, perishable items, and other support. Resources are focused on Denver area senior citizens.

Sharing and Caring Ministries
Address is 3739 Downing St.
Denver, Colorado, 80205
Emergency food and more is offered. This may be rice, peanut butter, fruits, and other items.

Christ's Body Ministries
Address is 16th and Marion
Denver, Colorado, 80203
People of all backgrounds and religions can get food, groceries, and support.

Metro CareRing
Address is 1100 E 18th Ave
Denver, CO, 80203
Main phone number - (303) 860-7200

Macedonia Baptist Church
3240 Adams St
Denver, CO, 80207
Phone - (303) 377-8821
Offers meals, food, groceries, and case management to the needy and low income in the community.





Senior Assistance Center
Food bank address - 2839 W 44th Ave
Denver, CO, 80211
Dial - (303) 455-9642
Other low income senior program and people over 60 years of age. Call them for information on a wide variety of food assistance programs and other help, such as medications, housing, and medications.

Senior High Rise Food Bank
2611 S Decatur St (Senior High Rise Food Bank)
Denver, Colorado, 80219

Denver Hunger Free Hotline
Call (720) 382-2920
Referrals are made to local food pantries as well as public assistance. Learn about formula for infants from WIC, food stamps, and much more. Or get help in applying for SNAP food stamps, which are for very low income families.

Front Range Seniors
Address is 1200 El Paso Blvd.
Denver, Colorado, 80221
Call (303) 371-9250 for hours that food is distributed to the needy.

Denver Rescue Mission
2544 Champa St
Denver, CO, 80205
Main: (303) 294-9961
Not only may there be hot meals or lunches for those in poverty and homeless, but shelter is arranged too.

Redeemer Lutheran Church
3330 W Nevada Pl (Adams County Food Distribution Center)
Denver, CO, 80219

Scott United Methodist Church
Address of church - 2880 Garfield St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Free food can be offered in a crisis.

Twin Parishes
Location is 3360 Humboldt St (Twin Parishes-Central),
Denver, Colorado, 80205
Telephone - (303) 371-9250

Light of the World Roman Catholic Church
Main office is at 10316 W Bowles
Littleton, CO 80127
Call (303) 371-925 for hours.
A mobile food pantry is run.

Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies
Phone number is (303) 860-1819
960 Clarkson St,
Denver, Colorado, 80218
The church offers shelter, hot meals, and free food.




Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.
Location is 2823 Fairfax St.
Denver, CO, 80207
Phone number - (303) 388-0918
A local community center. Holiday meals, food, baby formula, and more.

Southwest Improvement Council
Address: 1000 S Lowell Blvd.
Denver, Colorado, 80219
Phone: (303) 934-2268

Volunteers of America
Address: 2620 Larimer St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Main phone number: (303) 297-0408
Many volunteers provide resources to the working poor, senior citizens, and others who need help in the Denver area. Food and groceries are distributed too.

Denver Department of Human Services
Location of main office - 3815 Steele St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Phone number - (720) 944-3666
The local government agency for Denver County. Can help people apply for food stamps, WIC, and government commodity programs. Also learn about housing resources like section 8, LIHEAP energy assistance, and clothing closets.

Senior Answers and Services, Inc.
Main address: 3006 E Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80206
Telephone: (303) 333-3482
The non-profit operates Meals on Wheels in the city of Denver. Frozen or fresh food is delivered to senior citizens or the homebound. Congregate meals are also served.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
1530 Logan St.
Denver, Colorado, 80203
Tele: (303) 831-7010
Numerous churches offer emergency food boxes. Holiday meals may be provided too, including at Thanksgiving as well as Christmas.





Families in Denver can also call 303-371-9250 for more information on food programs. There are many other charities and churches that run pantries or soup kitchens, as well as resources such as the TEFAP Emergency Food Assistance Program or free school lunches for children in Denver.


By Jon McNamara

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