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Free food pantries, soup kitchens and groceries Arapahoe County.

Emergency food pantries are available for Arapahoe County individuals and families in need of free groceries, meals, information on government benefits, or personal toiletries. The primary centers are located below, but there may be others. Clients can contact one of these food banks near them or pantries in order to get more details on services provided. Find a list of agencies below as well as a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page.

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. There are also free Meals on Wheels services. Many of the food pantries have limited resources and are open certain hours, but some may be open today. 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, school snacks for students, 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
One of the leading social service organizations in the county. There are multiple locations with free food pantries, Christmas or Thanksgiving meals and more. 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. The low income, elderly, single moms or dads and others can get help.

  • 3900 E Arapahoe Rd., Centennial, Colorado, 80122. Phone number (303) 290-9043.
  • A second office is at 3460 S Sherman St, Englewood, CO, 80113, call (303) 761-6111
  • 802 Quari Ct, Aurora, CO, 80011. Phone number is (303) 295-3366
  • There are other sites too. More on Salvation Army assistance in Arapahoe County.

New Life Community Church
Address is 17690 E Iliff Ave
Aurora, CO 80013
Call (303) 368-7567
Low income assistance programs include an emergency, immediate food pantry. There may be Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, Canned Chicken / Meat, Dairy, pasta and other items,

Aurora First Seventh Day Adventist Church
Location is 11400 E Mississippi Ave
Aurora, Colorado 80012
Main number is (303) 755-1617
Provides a food and clothing bank for the community.

Littleton Church Of Christ
Main address is 6495 S Colorado Blvd
Centennial, CO 80121
(303) 741-0265
The emergency pantry has vegetables, fruits, Canned vegetables, canned meats, flour, and fruit juices, cereal and maybe even free baby formula or diapers. Other bag lunches may be offered too.





Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church
1596 S Dayton St
Denver, Colorado 80247
(303) 752-0546

Food Bank of the Rockies and Arapahoe County
This is the leading non-profit in the region. They give referrals, operate free mobile pantries, can help with Meals on Wheels for the disabled or elderly and give other aid. Emergency food assistance may be offered too. Call (303) 375-5850

Agape Christian Church
Address is 2501 California St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-2454
Provides a variety of free services to the community such as: Food pantry, Hot meals, Clothing and resources are available upon request

Littleton Church Of Christ
The food bank and pantry is at 6495 S Colorado Blvd
Centennial, Colorado
For hours, dial (303) 741-0265
The free pantry may have Canned Tuna / Fish, Dried beans, Similac, Ensure for the elderly and others. Donations from Arapahoe County and companies help keep the pantry open.

St Mary Parish Pantry
Address is 6853 S Prince St
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 798-8506
A free, client choice food pantry. Clients can pick up a bag of groceries.

Integrated Family Community Services
Location is 3370 S Irving St
Englewood, Colorado 80110
(303) 789-0501
Shelf-stable food items, pasta, breads, dairy as well as fresh produce and frozen meat when available.

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.

Englewood's Table at Movement 5280
Address is 3485 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
Open to the public on Thursdays 10am-1pm.No ID required.

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 SNAP food stamps. A great place for information on public assistance, including USDA free school lunches, emergency food stamps and more.

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
Phone: 303-371-9250

Broadway Assistance Center (BAC)
1449 W Littleton Blvd
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: 303-893-4108
There are both perishable and non-perishable foods, free fruits, pastries, bread, and other emergency food boxes.





Catholic Charities
Address is 11149 E 14th Ave
Aurora, Colorado 80010
Services include money management classes, free food, job programs, holiday meals, and more in Arapahoe County. The poor, immigrants or migrant workers and others can get help. Free food boxes, meals, boxes of groceries and other goods.

Free food or hot meal programs in Arapahoe County

For more information or referrals to food banks near you, call the following number. Or learn about public aid such as WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. There may be other free food pantries near you, applications to Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or programs such as soup kitchens. Dial (303) 375-5850 or 303.371.9250.


By Jon McNamara

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