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There are numerous ways to donate to Greater Park Hill in support of our food programs, including our Emergency Food Pantry, the Weekend Food Program, and our Free Farm Stand. We accept both financial donations and donations of fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food.

Calling all Donors! We want your input!

The GPHC food pantry couldn’t exist without each and every one of you! We are currently evaluating what is working well at the food pantry and what could be improved. Your opinions and concerns are key to this evaluation, which is why we are asking you to compete the short questionnaire linked below. It shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes and everything is confidential.

The online survey can be found at this link: https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_agADTqcXTQZcwg5

Please note that all questions are in reference to the food pantry and the farm stand (a program of the food pantry) only. These questions do not pertain to any other programs or services offered by GPHC.

If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey, there are surveys available for pick up at GPHC (2823 Fairfax Street, open Mon-Thurs, 9am-3pm).

If you are a member of a faith community or other organization that donates as a group (or you know any other food pantry donors), please feel free to share this link. The survey will close November 1, 2017.

 

How to Donate

If you wish to support us financially, please use one of the following options:

  • You can provide financial support to our Weekend Food Program, serving over a hundred school children in Park Hill, below.

If you are interested in donating fresh, frozen or non-perishable food, you can do so at our office located at 2823 Fairfax during our regular business hours, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm. You can also donate non-perishable items at the Park Hill Branch of Denver Public Library (4705 Montview Blvd) or at Cake Crumbs (2216 Kearney St) during their regular business hours.

 

During the growing season (approximately June through October), we operate a Free Farm Stand on Mondays from 10am-1pm. We accept donations during our normal hours. We have several refrigerators and can keep food fresh for about a week. The farm stand is set up outside (in inclement weather, we bring it into our lobby) and we welcome anyone to take produce or bring your own garden extras. Join us at 2823 Fairfax Street!

 

  • You can donate specific food items to our Weekend Food Program through our
    Amazon Wishlist
  • If you enroll in Amazon Smile, a small percentage of your eligible purchases will be donated to support our overall programming:
    Amazon Smile

If you are interested in hosting a food, fund, or item drive, please review our So You Want to Host a Food Pantry Drive document for more information.

What to Donate

We accept any and all frozen, fresh or non-perishable items that have not expired. However, there are certain items our clients prefer.

 

Vegetables – We distribute all kinds of canned vegetables, but some favorites include: spinach,  corn, tomatoes, and potatoes.

Fruit – All types are welcome and wanted! We frequently run out of cans and jars of fruit.

Protein – Canned meats such as salmon, spam, chicken, sardines, Vienna sausages, turkey, and tuna are always a hit! Black eyed peas are a popular item and we also distribute peanut butter and canned beans.

Packaged Meals and Soups – Our clients enjoy tuna helper, hamburger helper, rice meals (in either bags or boxes), hearty soups, pasta sides, and rice sides.

Carbohydrates – We would like to distribute more rice and dehydrated potatoes.

Other – Our clients would also enjoy flour, jelly, and kitchen condiments (olive oil, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, mustard, ketchup, etc).

Hygiene – Chapstick, baby wipes, toothbrushes, lotion, and travel-size and regular-size hygiene products are always needed.

Household – We would like to have more toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning supplies to distribute. We accept opened and partially used cleaning products, but please do not give us mostly empty bottles.

 

We always need reusable, paper, and plastic grocery bags for our clients to use.

 

For the Weekend Food Program, we are only asking for a few specific things,  so that we can give each child a similar bag of food. We are a proud partner of Food Bank of the Rockies. Donations we need include:

  • Individually wrapped cereal bars and granola bars
  • Individual fruit cups and applesauce
  • Small boxes of raisins
  • Individual servings of macaroni and cheese
  • Boxes of individual servings of instant oatmeal
  • Individual cereal bowls

We also need your financial support to grow this program and address the need in our neighborhood.

Thank you for considering donating to our food programs!

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