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Free food pantries and groceries in Jefferson County Colorado.

Get emergency food in Jefferson County Colorado from free food pantries, soup kitchens, and the government. Assistance is provided for persons experiencing a crisis and who are need of groceries or a meal. The applicants need to live in the greater Golden Colorado region, or anywhere across the county. Below is a listing of the leading free food banks to call in the county for help, referrals, and information.

The types of services offered will vary by location. The pantries can provide some or all of the following. Receive free canned or frozen food, some fresh produce, dairy products, baby formula, breads and meats. All of the support depends on donations from the community.

Many of the Jefferson County Colorado food banks can provide other aid to qualified individuals, including a variety of cleaning products, paper goods, clothing, diapers, and other personal care products. Most of the centers can help around the holidays as well, and can provide Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas meals and gifts or food baskets. If you or your family need help, call one of the food banks operates by charities, churches, or pantries below.

For Such a Time as This
Address: 6400 W 26th Ave
Edgewater, Colorado, 80214
Phone number - (303) 524-9016

Evergreen Christian Outreach
Food bank address: 27600 Hwy 74
Evergreen, CO, 80439
Call (303) 670-1796
A pantry can provide free food, meals, groceries, and more to needy individuals. The non-profit can also distribute clothing, holiday meals, Christmas assistance, and other aid. Learn about government programs too, such as LIHEAP and food stamps. Read more on food assistance from Evergreen Christian Outreach.




Mountain Resource Center, Inc.
11030 Kitty Dr, Conifer, Colorado, 80433
(303) 838-7552
Services provided include the Emergency Food Assistance Food Program. This resource provides free food assistance to qualifying low to moderate individuals through the distribution of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodities.

Christian Action Guild
1401 Ford Street
Golden, Colorado, 80401
Dial (303) 279-5674

Labor's Community Agency
Location is 7510 W Mississippi Ave
Lakewood, CO, 80226
Phone number - (303) 744-6169
Runs a food bank. May also be able to refer individuals to other assistance, including grant programs for bills, rent, and other basic living expenses.

Bear Valley Church
10001 W. Jewel Ave
Lakewood CO 80232
The assistance program is The BVC Community Care Center. The hours are 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and it is open from 4-7 for people or families to get free food and ‘shop’ for groceries and personal care items.

Arvada Community Food Bank
8555 W 57th Ave
Arvada, CO, 80002
Food pantry phone number - (303) 424-6685

Shepherd’s Pantry
Location is 220 S. Yarrow St
Lakewood, Colorado 80226
Dial 303-233-3430
An emergency food pantry is on site. Pasta, bread, soup, and more. Also a breakfast is also served to the homeless and needy.

Green Mountain Christian Church
Address is 10700 W Exposition Dr
Lakewood, Colorado, 80226
Call (303) 985-0754
Call the church to determine when food and meals are distributed. Also can provide referrals to shelter and case management to Jefferson County families.





Carpenter's Cupboard
9170 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 80033
(303) 431-8295
Surplus food, including perishable items like breads and meats may be offered. May also have clothing, diapers, baby supplies, and much more.

The Action Center
8755 W 14th Ave
Lakewood, CO, 80215
Main phone number - (303) 237-7704
Everything from referrals to SNAP food stamps to an emergency box of groceries may be provided. They also offer financial aid or basic needs, including winter coats.

Seniors' Resource Center
Main location - (303) 674-2843 5120 Hwy 73
Evergreen, Colorado 80439
The senior citizens in Jefferson County Colorado are a priority of this non-profit. Low income residents, or the homebound, can request a low cost, Meals on Wheels service. There are also feeding sites, surplus commodities, and free Christmas meals for the elderly.

Mobile Food Pantry
This is administered by the Food Bank of the Rockies. It visits multiple sites in the county during the course of a month, per below. It offers groceries, hot meals, and more to income qualified families. Locations are as follows. For more information, call 1-877-460-8504.

  • Healing Waters Family Center - 6475 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80214.
  • Jefferson Avenue United Method - 4425 Kipling, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
  • Phillips United Methodist Church, 1450 S Pierce St, Lakewood, Colorado, 80232.

Hope Crossing Church
3000 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227
Free meals, a pantry, and food for zip codes of 80219, 80232, 80226, and 80227 only.





Mean Street Ministry
Address is 1380 Ammons St.
Lakewood, CO, 80214
Call 303-232-2500
Both a free pantry and soup kitchen/cafe are at this charity.

The list above are just a few of the pantries and food assistance programs in Jefferson County. For additional referrals, dial 303.371.9250. Examples of other resources range from summer meals for children to Senior Brown Bag as well as the USDA funded Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).


By Jon McNamara

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