The purpose of the Community Ministry Food pantry is to provide emergency food for families and individuals who are in need of assistance.
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 .
Neighbors may come 12 times per year 30 days apart.
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.
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.
The food pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Tuesday from 2-4:30 p.m. You must arrive 30 minutes prior to closing to receive services.
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.
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 receives TEFAP government supplies and does not charge a fee to clients. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Updated on 2019-02-07T17:35:19+00:00, by .