Mission

To meet the basic needs of qualified people in Southwest Denver who are experiencing economic hardships and related problems.

Who we serve

The Food Pantry of Community Ministry serves residents living in the 80219, 80223, 80236 and 80227 (Denver County) zip codes. Clients living outside these zip codes may be served one time and will be referred to other agencies in their area. The Clothing Bank has no boundary restrictions.

Location

Community Ministry of Southwest Denver
1755 S. Zuni
Denver, CO 80223

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Hours

The Food Bank is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Tuesday from 2-4:30 p.m. The Clothing Bank is open Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to closing to receive services.


Community Ministry - Unity in Caring

Helping others help themselves.

Getting Involved

Donate

Your donation will be stretched to maximize the benefit to those in need and there are multiple ways you give.

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Volunteer

Stocking, shopping, transporting, filing, marketing, listening, accounting, sorting, cleaning, writing, organizing, ... the list of opportunities is long. You are sure to be needed.

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Garden Sharing

Explore ways you can share your garden or participate in one of the many community gardens and help to provide fresh wholesome produce to those in need.

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Host a Drive

Organize or help to host a food or clothing drive event at your organization or event in support of Community Ministry.

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Food and Clothing Donations

Canned and boxed foods are always welcome during our regular hours, as well as clean children's clothing (please, no adult clothing). Want to start a food drive at your job? Ask us how we can help.

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Our Work

Food Pantry

We offer a self-shopping food pantry with a variety of non-perishable and produce choices. Milk, eggs and meat are  are also available. For more information click here.

Children’s Clothing Bank

The clothing bank offers slightly used clothing, new socks and underwear for kids 0 to12 years of age. Coats are available for adults and children. Click here for more information.

School Supplies

Children entering 1st through 5th grade are eligible to receive school supplies. Click here for more information.

Energy Assistance

Community Ministry partners with Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) to provide utility assistance. Click for more information.

Holiday Food Boxes

Thanksgiving or Christmas boxes are given out in addition to the regular food pantry visits. Click here for more information.

Sharing Tree

Children between 0 and 10 may be registered to receive Christmas gifts. Click here for more information.

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Upcoming Events


Foodraisers

Each month Community Ministry partners with a variety of local restaurants to provide people a fun place to have dinner while raising money for the organization. The Garlic Knot located at 3200 S. Wadsworth in Lakewood, CO donates a portions of the receipts on the first Tuesday of each month to Community Ministry.

Caring by Candlelight

This ladies only tea is held the first Friday in December. Based on "advent by candlelight" this lovely evening includes desserts, hors de oeuvres, a silent auction, special music and guest speakers.

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Celebration of the Heart

Celebration of the Heart is the gala event for Community Ministry. It features a silent auction, dinner and other exciting entertainment.  This event takes place in spring each year.

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Footsteps 4 Food

Footsteps 4 Food is a 5k Walk/Run along the Bear Creek Trail to raise money for Community Ministry. It is held on the second Saturday of September.

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People are saying…

I want to thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. We have been to the food bank a few times and it has been a real help. I want to say that if it wasn't for your help today and your food bank I don't know what I would do. I feel so blessed to know that there are people out there like you that will help people out whether they're in need. Thank you so very much.

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Community Ministry has been very kind and generous to me and my family. Over the years they have helped me with food, clothes, school supplies , Christmas presents and holiday food boxes. We would have been without food many times had it not been for them. Thanks and keep up the good work.

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This year has been a struggle for our family. I got a job and then every help I had been receiving was taken away instantly. I could never get ahead but I have faith that things will get better again. I greatly appreciate all the help Community Ministry has given my family with food, clothing, energy assistance, a Christmas food box and gifts for the children. Thank you all so very much.

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I want to thank Community Ministry for all the help they have provided me and my family . You were there when my husband was laid off and money was scarce. You provided food and helped pay our utility bill. Thank you so much.

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I would like to thank you for all your help. Being a single mother of three and raising my three siblings is very hard. Without your help we would be hungry and sitting in the dark.

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The past months have been devastating for me, my husband and our three children. My child support stopped, our rent was increased, my husbands father was critically ill for weeks and passed away. I have faced over run  charges on my utility bill each month that has accumulated to a huge amount and then I received a shut off notice. I appreciate all that Community Ministry has given my family. We have received clothing and food and now help with our energy bill. Thank you

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Thank you so much to Energy Outreach Colorado and community Ministry for paying my electric bill and helping with food and clothing. This will help me get back on my feet and get a new job so my son and I can start to do better. Thank you

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Community Ministry - Unity in Caring

Helping others help themselves.

Meet Our Team!

Davida Gonzales

Davida Gonzales
Food Bank Operations Manager

I work with agencies such as Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR), Food Exchange Resource Network (FERN) and Hunger Free Colorado to develop best practices for food pantries in the Denver Metro area. Mentoring agencies to run a self-choice food pantry has been rewarding and challenging as we help make this model work for them.

Joyce Neufeld

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Executive Director

Service and organization are the words that describe my professional, volunteer and personal life. As the Executive Director for Community Ministry I enjoy expanding services through collaborating with other agencies, administration and fundraising.

Shelley Yetter

Shelley Yetter
Executive Assistant

My heart has always been drawn to helping people struggling with basic needs, so becoming a part of Community Ministry's staff was a no-brainer. Now I use skills I acquired as a teacher behind the scenes to help Community Ministry as it reaches out to those in need and to those who have the means to provide those needs.

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1755 S. Zuni
Denver, CO 80223, USA

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Office: 303.935.3428
Food Bank: 303.936.0469

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Updated on 2015-08-16T17:47:18+00:00, by Phil Neufeld.