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Closed due to weather

We wish that we could be open to serve our community today, but we cannot risk yours and our staff and volunteers’ safety today, Friday, February 7, with the hazardous weather conditions. Generally, if Denver Public Schools close, we will also be closed. We hope to see you soon — just not today!

NOTE: The Commodities distribution is also cancelled.

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Sorry, we are are closed for the holidays and reopening January 2 at 10:00 am. We do our best to distribute food for the holidays in advance, and we are sorry if you were unable to make a visit and are experiencing a food shortage this holiday. Thank you for your understanding of giving our loyal staff and volunteers a few days off.

COVID-19 Update
 
(Please check back here regularly during this time of uncertainty for updates)

Community Ministry Food Pantry will be open our regular hours to serve those in need in Southwest Denver. Note that emergency food services, including Community Ministry, are exempt from the “Stay at Home” mandate. However, we are limiting the number of neighbors allowed inside the building at one time, and, please leave your children at home or with a friend. Neighbors will receive enough food for their families for a week, but will not be able to go through the pantry to choose their own food as has been our practice. Please be prepared to wait outside the building until your turn for admission. Remember to bring your orange Community Ministry ID card with you to expedite getting served. 

The children’s clothing bank is closed indefinitely.

Donations of food will be still be gratefully accepted during regular pantry hours. Please use the door in the alley for donations.

Extra (healthy) volunteers are also needed during this time when many of our regular volunteers are unable to help. Sign up on our Volunteer Opportunities page.

Our goal is to help people through this difficult time in a manner that keeps them and our volunteers safe. We beg your understanding for the inconvenience these protocols cause. 

Our regular sanitation protocols cover the areas of concern for the transmission of Covid-19, but we have also increased the frequency of our surface area disinfection, and we will be maintaining 6 feet of distance from each other when possible. For the safety of our neighbors, staff and volunteers, we respectfully request that you do not visit if you are experiencing a respiratory illness and especially if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath. Symptoms of respiratory illness include: nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore or scratchy throat, painful swallowing, cough, watery eyes, headache, fatigue, or body aches.

We will post updates here as they occur.  Thank you for your patience!

Mission

To meet the basic needs of qualified people in Southwest Denver who are experiencing economic hardships and related problems.

Who we serve

The Food Pantry of Community Ministry serves residents living in the 80204, 80219, 80223, 80236 and 80227 (Denver County) zip codes. Clients living outside these zip codes may be served one time and will be referred to other agencies in their area. The Clothing Bank has no boundary restrictions.

Location

Community Ministry of Southwest Denver
1755 S. Zuni
Denver, CO 80223

Hours

The Food Bank is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and Tuesday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., and Wednesday evening 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. The Clothing Bank is open Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to closing to receive services.

Community Ministry - Unity in Caring

Helping others help themselves.

Getting Involved

Donate

Your donation will be stretched to maximize the benefit to those in need and there are multiple ways you give.

Volunteer

Stocking, shopping, transporting, filing, marketing, listening, accounting, sorting, cleaning, writing, organizing, ... the list of opportunities is long. You are sure to be needed.

Garden Sharing

Explore ways you can share your garden or participate in one of the many community gardens and help to provide fresh wholesome produce to those in need.

Host a Drive

Organize or help to host a food or clothing drive event at your organization or event in support of Community Ministry.

Food and Clothing Donations

Canned and boxed foods are always welcome during our regular hours, as well as clean children's clothing (please, no adult clothing). Want to start a food drive at your job? Ask us how we can help.

Our Work

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Food Pantry

We offer a self-shopping food pantry with a variety of non-perishable and produce choices. Milk, eggs and meat are are also available. For more information click here.

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Children's Clothing Bank

The clothing bank offers slightly used clothing, new socks and underwear for kids 0 to12 years of age. Coats are available for adults and children. Click here for more information.

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School Supplies

Children entering 1st through 5th grade are eligible to receive school supplies. Click here for more information.

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Energy Assistance

Community Ministry partners with Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) to provide utility assistance. Click for more information.

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Holiday Food Boxes

Thanksgiving or Christmas boxes are given out in addition to the regular food pantry visits. Click here for more information.

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Sharing Tree

Children between 0 and 10 may be registered to receive Christmas gifts. Click here for more information.

Community Ministry Overview

A quick introduction to how we make a difference.

The Power of Five for Five for Five

Watch this now to see how choices for spending only small amounts of cash can make a big difference … maybe to somebody you know.

Upcoming Events

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Foodraisers

Each month Community Ministry partners with a variety of local restaurants to provide people a fun place to have dinner while raising money for the organization. The Garlic Knot located at 3200 S. Wadsworth in Lakewood, CO donates a portions of the receipts on the first Tuesday of each month to Community Ministry.

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Caring by Candlelight

This ladies only tea is held the first Friday in December. Based on "advent by candlelight" this lovely evening includes desserts, hors de oeuvres, a silent auction, special music and guest speakers.

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Celebration of the Heart

Celebration of the Heart is the gala event for Community Ministry. The theme for 2019 is "Roundup". Everyone is encouraged to wear their cowboy hats and boots. In addition to the silent auction and dinner, there will be Country Western Music, Square dancing, Black Jack, games and a photo booth.

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Footsteps 4 Food

Footsteps 4 Food is a 5k Walk/Run along the Bear Creek Trail to raise money for Community Ministry. It is held on the second Saturday of September.

People are saying...

Taylor G.

Thank you so much to Energy Outreach Colorado and Community Ministry for paying my electric bill and helping with food and clothing. This will help me get back on my feet and get a new job so my son and I can start to do better. Thank you.

Rachel T.

I want to thank Community Ministry for all the help they have provided me and my family . You were there when my husband was laid off and money was scarce. You provided food and helped pay our utility bill. Thank you so much.

Tracie V.

I want to thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. We have been to the food bank a few times. and it has been a real help. I want to say that if it wasn't for your help today and your food bank, I don't know what I would do. I feel so blessed to know that there are people out there like you that will help people out whether they're in need. Thank you so very much.

Tamicka R.

Community Ministry has been very kind and generous to me and my family. Over the years they have helped me with food, clothes, school supplies , Christmas presents and holiday food boxes. We would have been without food many times had it not been for them. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Anonymous

I'm very pleased with everything at the pantry. The volunteers are pleasant and helpful. I appreciate being able to get food. Thank you.

Anonymous

The food bank works very hard to keep clean and ready.  They are probably the best around.

Anonymous

Thank you Community Ministry for helping me with my Excel Bill and Thank you for the backpack and school supplies and the food. God Bless you all.

Anonymous

Thank you for help with our utility bill. Your assistance will help us by greatly reducing the stress we were under by not being able to pay it. The food bank assistance is greatly appreciated. Blessing to you all.

A. Rogers

I would like to thank you for all your help. Being a single mother of three and raising my three siblings is very hard. Without your help we would be hungry and sitting in the dark.

Gonzales Family

This year has been a struggle for our family. I got a job, and then every help I had been receiving was taken away instantly. I could never get ahead, but I have faith that things will get better again. I greatly appreciate all the help Community Ministry has given my family with food, clothing, energy assistance, a Christmas food box and gifts for the children. Thank you all so very much.

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Community Ministry - Unity in Caring

Making every neighbor's visit count.

Meet our Team

Joyce Neufeld

Executive Director

Service and organization are the words that describe my professional, volunteer and personal life. As the Executive Director for Community Ministry I enjoy expanding services through collaborating with other agencies, administration and fundraising.

Michelle Scheffer

Food Pantry Manager

I love my community. As part of the staff at Community Ministry I get to do that at a very hands-on level. When I was in need, Community Ministry helped me with more than just food. They encouraged me to look beyond my own needs and reach out to help others. Everyday I feel so honored to be serving my neighbors.

Shelley Yetter

Executive Coordinator

My heart has always been drawn to helping people struggling with basic needs, so becoming a part of Community Ministry's staff was a no-brainer. Now I use skills I acquired as a teacher behind the scenes to help Community Ministry as it reaches out to those in need and to those who have the means to provide those needs.

Contact Us

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1755 S. Zuni
Denver, CO 80223, USA

Phone number:

303.935.3428


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