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Feb 15

Food Resources

Posted on February 15, 2023 at 1:50 PM by Nate Day

There are lots of resources for Jefferson County residents to obtain food and food delivery. Take a look below at the complete list of resources:


FOOD

  • It’s simple, free, and easy to receive free groceries from the Action Center. Each week your household can receive a pre-packed box of groceries filled with healthy, high quality food like fruits, veggies, meat, dairy, and much more. (Selection varies daily). With easy access, you can just drive-thru or walk up. The grocery is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am to 3pm – closed for lunch from 12pm to 1pm daily. No appointment or documentation required. Mail may be picked up when the grocery is open. Vouchers for Colorado IDs, drivers' licenses, and birth certificates are also available upon request (quantities are limited). 
  • Belmar Church in Lakewood provides food every Thursday evening at the church. There are no pre-qualifiers and all are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and food is given out between 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. A photo ID is requested but not required. All services are free. For more information email Belmar Church or call 303-986-5500. 
  • Benefits in action continues to provide SNAP navigation and application assistance, as well as help with finding open food banks and pantries. For any needs, contact 720-221-8354 or email Benefits in Action
  • BGoldN is an innovative food assistance program run out of the city of Golden. BGoldN is offering many different options for food assistance including prepackaged pickup and delivery services for individuals who are unable to leave their home. 
  • The Calvary Food Shelf at Calvary Church in Golden remains open with shelf stable and fresh food (limited), $10 grocery cards, toiletries (as long as they last); we're using a "grab and go" model of distribution right now and will most likely add delivery to those who are unable to get out. We also have travel-type bags of food for the homeless population. 
  • Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) is the online portal to assistance programs. Skip the office visit by completing an application and managing benefits on the Colorado PEAK website. 
  • A free drive-thru Pet Food Bank is available for pet owners to continue taking care of their pets and to keep them out of shelters. Walk-ins are accepted at all their locations and Spanish language services are available. To find a location near you and to view their schedule visit the Colorado Pet Pantry website
  • Community Table ensures that the residents of Arvada and neighboring communities in Northern Jefferson County have a place to go for emergency food. 
  • Denver Food Rescue, Bondadosa, Focus Points Family Resource Center and Lost City have partnered to deliver free, prepared meals to homebound families and elderly individuals in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Submit an application to receive meals at Denver Metro Emergency Food Network
  • Evergreen Christian Outreach offers a food bank for the Evergreen area. 
  • Golden Backpack Program is continuing to help distribute food to kids with help from community partners since schools are closed. 
  • Hunger Free Colorado connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems, and social change to end hunger. 
  • Jeffco Eats help kids and families eat by providing food over the weekends to ensure that no child goes hungry in Jeffco Title One Schools, GAP schools, Section 8 apartments, rec centers, parks, and Head Start programs. 
  • Jeffco Schools will be implementing meal service based on the most current learning model at the time. Meal service will consist of meals provided in person, take home meals from school sites and multiple meal pickups for remote learners. 
  • Kaizen Food Rescue is partnering with organizations across the Denver Metro Area to provide food at various mobile food pantry. Please check the website calendar for additional information for food pick up at the different sites. 
  • Light of the World offers a Holy Family Center Food Pantry, as well as financial and employment guidance. 
  • Mountain Resource Center provides basic needs, Public Benefits Program Assistance and Veterans Support Services. Call 303-838-7552 or go online. 
  • Some stores are offering hours of service designated for older shoppers. Check out the full list from AARP
  • Waterstone Food Pantry is a partner agency of Food Bank of the Rockies. Serving customers in the west Littleton/Morrison area using a curbside drive-up contactless model. We provide shelf-stable foods as well as meat, dairy, and fresh produce. 


FOOD Delivery 

  • Home grocery delivery service is available to all Access-a-Ride (AaR) customers. RTD is offering this service during the COVID-19 state of emergency to provide current Access-a-Ride customers with a food delivery option that does not require leaving home. No fare is required for customers to use this service. Grocery pickup is now available from King Soopers, Safeway, Community Ministry Southwest Food Bank, Senior Hub Senior Solutions and Adams County Food Bank. Customers must place their grocery order themselves and schedule a pick-up on the RTD website with AaR one day in advance.
  • Benefits in Action (BIA) is providing food delivery to individuals. Fill out the form on their website and BIA will contact and deliver directly to you. If there are low-income senior housing facilities whose residents need food, BIA will deliver there as well. For housing facilities, email [email protected] or call 720-221-8354. For delivery geography, BIA is currently delivering to Lakewood and surrounding neighborhoods. 
  • Bondadosa via the Denver Metro Emergency Food Network is now delivering free, prepared meals across Jefferson County. Note: their website does say there is a waitlist, but their capacity is grown far quicker than being able to actively change the site, so there is no waitlist. Sign up for meals on the Denver Delivered website using the available form. 
  • If you need transit to the grocery store call the Hunger Free Colorado hotline, 855-855-4626 (Statewide Toll-Free); 720-382-2920 (Denver Metro) to receive a code for a free Lyft ride. 
  • Integrated Family Community Services offers contact-free grocery box distribution for pick-up: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 - 11:30 am and 1 - 3 pm and Drive-Thru: Wednesday: 8:30 - 11:30 am (while supplies last). 


Find a complete, comprehensive list of resources including resources for HOUSING, MENTAL HEALTH, AGING & ADULT and more at www.jeffco.us/4019