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Purpose: The purpose of the Community Ministry Food Bank is to provide emergency food for families and individuals who are in need of assistance.

Boundaries: Community Ministry serves residents living in the 80219, 80223, 80236 and 80227 (Denver County) zip codes. Clients living outside these zip codes are served one time and referred to other agencies in their area. A listing of food banks, hours and requirements can all be obtained from Hunger Free Colorado at 720-382-2920 .

food1Location: The Community Ministry food bank is located at 1755 S. Zuni. This is two blocks north of Jewel and approximately eight blocks east of Federal Blvd. View Map.

Hours: The Food Bank is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. You must arrive 30 minutes prior to closing to receive services.

Requirements: To receive services, clients must provide documentation for everyone living in their household on the first visit each year. This can be a driver's licenses, social security card, School ID, Medical card or custody papers etc. Clients must also bring a piece of mail with their address that is post marked within that last 30 days to verify their address.  ID and a piece of mail are required at each visit.

Visits: Clients may come only four times per year and must wait 30 days between visits. People 55 or older may come once a month.

food2Food Provided: Community Ministry has a self shopping food bank so that clients can choose their own food within certain guidelines. The amount of food they may choose is designed to be a week's worth of groceries varying in size based on the number of people living in the household. Community Ministry follows nutritional guidelines consistent with its food bank partners. Items distributed include pasta, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, fresh produce, rice, dried beans, peanut butter, baked goods, milk, cereal, baby food, soap, toilet paper, and diapers depending on availability.

Resources: Food for the food bank is donated by supporting churches, community business, and school food drives, 9Cares, Bronco Wives, King Sooper's Reclamation, Safeway Bakery, Entenmann's Bakery, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodities Supplemental Food Program. It is also purchased as needed from Food Bank of the Rockies.

food3Staff: One part-time coordinator, one assistant and volunteers...