Donate

How can you best support us at this time?

The following ways to donate will best support our needs at this time: 1. Sign up for (or renew) membership | 2. Make a donation to the general fund | 3. Drop off a food donation (2823 Fairfax Mon/Wed from 9am-3pm or at Cake Crumbs during business hours) | Thank you for your support during the pandemic.

Become a member

Make a financial contribution by registering as a member! Membership supports our mission and our programs, keeps you “in the know” through our monthly member email, and provides you with voting privileges at our annual meeting in October.

Make a general financial contribution

Making a financial contribution to our general fund helps us do many things, like maintaining our facility, keeping our small staff employed, publishing our newspaper, and continuing our tradition of advocacy for the neighborhood.

Make a financial contribution to our Food Programs

These funds will be “restricted” and can only be used for our food programs, such as the Emergency Food Pantry, Weekend Food Program, and Thanksgiving Giveaway. 

Shop with Amazon Smile

When you shop with Amazon Smile, a small percentage of your eligible purchases will be donated to support our overall programming.

Donate fresh, frozen, or non-perishable food.

If you are interested in donating fresh, frozen or non-perishable food, you can do so at our office (2823 Fairfax St). You can also drop off non-perishable items at Bikes Together (2825 Fairfax St) the Park Hill Branch of Denver Public Library (4705 Montview Blvd) or Cake Crumbs (2216 Kearney St) during their regular business hours.

We have several refrigerators and freezers. If you plan to donate a large quantity of items that need to be refrigerated or frozen, please contact us first so we can make sure we have room.

If you are interested in hosting a food or fund drive, please review our Hosting a Food Drive document for more information.

Donate

What to Donate

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

Vegetables – All types of canned and fresh vegetables. Some favorites include spinach,  corn, tomatoes, and potatoes.

Fruit – All types. We frequently run out of cans and jars of fruit.

Protein – Canned meats (salmon, spam, chicken, sardines, Vienna sausages, turkey, and tuna), black eyed peas, peanut butter and canned beans.

Packaged Meals and Soups – Tuna/hamburger helper, rice meals (in either bags or boxes), hearty soups, pasta/rice sides, and ramen.

Carbohydrates – Rice, potatoes, cereal, and pasta. 

Other – Coffee, tea, Ensure, flour, jelly, condiments, olive oil, vegetable oil, salt, pepper.

Hygiene – Chapstick, baby wipes, toothbrushes, lotion, and other hygeine products.

Household – Toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning supplies. We accept opened and partially used cleaning products, but please do not give us mostly empty bottles.

Bags– Reusable, paper, and plastic grocery bags for our clients to use.

For the Weekend Food Program (Kids) – Individually wrapped cereal bars and granola bars, individual fruit cups and applesauce, small boxes of raisins, boxes of individual servings of instant oatmeal, individual cereal bowls, fruit snacks.