Food Pantry

Purpose

The purpose of the Community Ministry Food pantry is to provide emergency food for families and individuals who are in need of assistance.

Boundaries

Community Ministry serves residents living in the 80204, 80219, 80223, 80236 and 80227 (Denver County) zip codes and people referred by one of our partner churches. Neighbors living outside these zip codes are served one time and referred to other agencies in their area. A listing of food banks, hours and requirements can all be obtained from Hunger Free Colorado at 720-382-2920.

Visit Limits

Neighbors may come 12 times per year 30 days apart.

Requirements

To receive services neighbors must have children or grandchildren living in their home ages 12 and under. They may not pick up clothes for families members not living under the same roof.To receive services, neighbors must provide documentation for everyone living in their household on the first visit each year. This can be a driver’s licenses, social security card, School ID, Medical card or custody papers etc. Neighbors must also bring a piece of mail with their address that is post marked within that last 30 days to verify their address. ID and a piece of mail are required at each visit.

Location

The Community Ministry food pantry is located at 1755 S. Zuni. This is two blocks north of Jewel and approximately eight blocks east of Federal Blvd. View Map.

Hours

The food pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Tuesday from 1-4:00 p.m. You must arrive 30 minutes prior to closing to receive services.

Food Provided

Community Ministry has a self shopping food pantry so that clients can choose their own food within certain guidelines. The amount of food they may choose is designed to be a week’s worth of groceries varying in size based on the number of people living in the household. Community Ministry follows nutritional guidelines consistent with its food pantry partners. Items distributed include pasta, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, fresh produce, rice, dried beans, peanut butter, baked goods, eggs,  milk, meat,  cereal and toiletries depending on availability.

Resources

Food for the food pantry is donated by supporting churches, community business, and school food drives, 9Cares, King Sooper’s Reclamation, Panera Bread, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodities Supplemental Food Program. Food is also purchased from Food Bank of the Rockies, Rocky Mt. Eggs and Meadow Gold Dairy.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Community Ministry, a 501(c)3 emergency relief agency, receives TEFAP government supplies administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Community Ministry does not charge a fee to clients for these supplies.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). (Link to USDA Non-Discrimination Statement)

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