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Emergency Food Pantry



Our no-cost Emergency Food Pantry assists food-insecure individuals, seniors, families and students residing in Park Hill. Please note that you must have a valid ID to register for our emergency food pantry. At this time, we regrettably cannot accommodate non-Park Hill residents. We hope this is temporary.

We provide shelf-stable canned and packaged foods, as well as fresh vegetables and fruits, eggs, butter, cheese and frozen proteins, including chicken and ground beef. In addition, we provide toiletry products, personal hygiene items, paper products, baby formula (when available), adult diapers, dog and cat food (when available) and miscellaneous items, including ground coffee (thank you, Starbucks!), tea and condiments. 


Our Emergency Food Pantry is open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax Street. We provide a free three-day supply of food based on household size.


Proof of Park Hill residency is required on your first visit. Please bring proof of identification. When you come in to shop, please also bring your own shopping bags. As well, if you’re not feeling 100 percent well, please stay home. 


In-Kind Food DonationsNon-expired food donations may be dropped off at 2823 Fairfax St. between 9:30  a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, between noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays AND on Saturday by appointment only. If those days aren’t convenient, please consider dropping off food donations for our pantry at the Park Hill Branch Library or Mayfair Liquors, both of which have donation bins. 

You can also donate to our food pantry directly from our Amazon wish list:

We also accept unopened toiletries and household essentials, including shampoo, detergent, pet food, toothpaste, diapers, baby wipes and soap. Please, please check the expiration dates before dropping off food donations, and please do not leave any donations outside our front door. Because of space constraints, we cannot accept clothing save for new gloves and socks. Thank you!

Current Food Pantry Needs (March 2024):

Dry cereal
Hearty canned soups and stews
Canned ravioli and SpaghettiOs 
Boxed rice and pasta packaged meals 
Pasta sauce
Canned tomato sauce
Tomato paste
Canned vegetables, especially corn, green beans and black-eye peas
Dry spices and salt-and-pepper
Cornbread, pancake and biscuit mixes
Canned fruit (pineapple and peaches)
Canned fish and meats (tuna, salmon, sardines, Spam, chicken)
Fresh apples and oranges
Dairy products (milk, butter and cheese)
Size 3, 4, 5 and 6 diapers
Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels and Kleenex)
Toiletries (shampoo, soap/body wash, conditioner, toothpaste)

Food Pantry Donations

Our Emergency Food Pantry relies, almost entirely, on in-kind food donations and financial contributions. Your support ensures that we can keep our shelves stocked and our refrigerators and freezers full of food for those who need it most. 

Monetary: To make a charitable contribution, please donate here. Every cent donated to our food programs is restricted. 

Food Drives: If you’d like to spearhead a food drive on our behalf, please reach out to Lori Midson, our executive director: 

We are a proud partner of Food Bank of the Rockies and registered with Ample Harvest. Any expired food is either composted onsite or collected and donated to local animal rescues. 

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. 

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: 202.690.7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Make a financial contribution to our Food Programs

These funds will directly support our no-cost community food programs, including our Emergency Food Pantry, weekend food program and annual Thanksgiving Giveaway.

Donate food

Learn more about what, when, and where to donate.