The Community College of Denver, in partnership with Foodbank of the Rockies (FBR) Mobile Food Pantry, distributes pre-made grocery boxes twice a month for all Cityhawks. Students, faculty, & staff can drive through or walk up to pick up your free grocery box. We will have distribution at both Auraria and Lowry campuses. Additionally, FBR provides a Monday distribution once a month at Mile High Stadium which students can also use. If you haven't been to our mobile pantry before, you can pre-register & save yourself some time at the line. simpy visit the CNCT website (pronounced "connect") prior to coming to the MFP and fill out your new client profile. Be sure to mention that CCD sent you.
You can also sign-up to volunteer!
We typically have two in-person food pantries. One on our Auraria campus and one at Lowry. Due to Covid-19, both in-person pantries are currently closed.
Each October/November many students gather with family and friends for various holidays and celebrations. To help stretch the grocery budget, students can sign up to receive a free grocery box as part of our CCD Fall Harvest program. These grocery boxes are packed full of fresh produce, pantry items like canned veggies, milk/cheese, and more. Registration opens in mid-September.
We are currently able to offer small "Grab N' Go" bags to help hold students over between our mobile food pantry service dates. These bags will mostly have shelf-stable items like canned veggies, ramen/mac-n-cheese, coffee, and breakfast cereal/oatmeal. When we have fresh produce, bread, or dairy available we will also include these items in our Grab N' Go bags. Students may schedule a pick-up date/time by filling out this form
Because of our incredible community-partnerships with area foodbanks we now also have Snack Stops across campus. If you need a quick snack (pretzels, chips, cookies, etc) to hold you over between classes simply stop by any of our Snack Stop locations. Students are encouraged to limit themselves to two items per day to help ensure our supplies can help everyone.
Due to Covid-19, our pet food pantry is currently closed.
Off-campus, the City of Denver and the State of Colorado also offer several services to assist with food needs. Please use these resources to contact local food banks.
1212 Mariposa Street
Denver, CO 80204
Call for a list of food banks according to zip code.
877.460.8504 (toll-free) or 303.371.9250
The Food Resource Hotline keeps all information confidential and has bilingual staff ready to help Coloradans find food and nutrition resources in their community, as well as provide assistance for applying to federal nutrition programs such as SNAP.
1100 E 18th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203