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Thanksgiving Giveaway

In 2013, Greater Park Hill Community, Inc held its first official Thanksgiving Giveaway. And what a success it was! Now an integral part of the numerous services we offer at GPHC, our annual Thanksgiving Giveaway tradition — now in its 10th year — is a collaborative effort that unites our staff, board members, donors, neighbors, partners and tireless volunteers, all of whom are instrumental in distributing free Thanksgiving food boxes for upwards of 350 in-need families — including elementary school students, low-income housing residents and clients of our own organization. Last year we provided 1,370 meals and 350 King Soopers gift cards, received 164 donations, raised $15,000 and distributed 150 pies, 130 bags of dinner rolls and 4,400 cans and packages of Thanksgiving essentials. And this year we hope to nourish even more of our neighbors. 

To read more about the history of our Thanksgiving Giveaway, please read this article

Register to Receive aN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY Box

Registration for Thanksgiving boxes begins on Monday, October 17.  Please call 303-388-0918 or stop by the office on Mondays or Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to ask any questions and sign up for your food choices. The cutoff date to order a Thanksgiving box is Wednesday, November 16 at noon.

Boxes are distributed on the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week and your specific pickup window is based on the first initial of your last name


There are multiple volunteer opportunities — everything from collecting food and sorting and boxing up food items to distributing Thanksgiving boxes to our homebound clients. To volunteer your time, please fill out this form.


Make a financial contribution to our Food Programs

Funds contributed through our online giving form directly support our food programs, including all food purchased for our Thanksgiving Giveaway.

As of Tuesday, November 15, here’s a list of items we currently need:

Canned black-eyed peas

Canned yams

Fresh or frozen dinner rolls

Fresh potatoes/sweet potatoes

Fresh carrots

Fresh onions
Fresh poultry herbs (thyme, sage and rosemary)
Fresh and frozen holiday pies (we have the capacity to store these)

Please drop off your Thanksgiving donations/financial contributions at 2823 Fairfax Street. We would love to have all of our food shopping done and Thanksgiving boxes filled by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16.  We can take perishables until noon on Thursday, November 17. THANK YOU!

Here’s our November in-office and holiday schedule:
Tuesday, November 1 — 8 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, November 2 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 3 — CLOSED
Friday, November 4 — CLOSED
Monday, November 7 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8 — CLOSED
Wednesday, November 9 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 10 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, November 11 — CLOSED
Monday, November 14 — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Tuesday, November 15 — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 17 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
Friday, November 18 — 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, November 21 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thanksgiving distribution; no food pantry)
Tuesday, November 22 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thanksgiving distribution; no food pantry)
Wednesday, November 23 — CLOSED
Thursday, November 24 — CLOSED
Friday, November 25 — CLOSED
Monday, November 28 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, November 29 — 8 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, November 30 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


We are SO appreciative of all our donors, neighbors, volunteers and companies that make our Thanksgiving Giveaway so gratifying. The success of this annual program is a direct result of their food donations, financial contributions and/or organized food drives/collections. Thank you so much!