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CCD Mobile Food Pantry

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!

In-Person Food Pantry

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. 

Fall Harvest Grocery Boxes

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.

Grab N' Go Bags

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    

Snack Stop

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.

  • Care & Conduct Front Desk (Tivoli)
  • Cherry Creek Building Welcome Desk 
  • Confluence Building Welcome Desk 
  • Counseling Center Front Desk (Tivoli)
  • Student Life Office Front Desk (Tivoli)

Pet Food Pantry

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.

Denver Inner City Parish

1212 Mariposa Street
Denver, CO 80204

Hunger Free Hotline

Call for a list of food banks according to zip code.

Food Bank of the Rockies
877.460.8504 (toll-free) or 303.371.9250

Food Resource Hotline (885-885-4626)

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.

Metro Caring

1100 E 18th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

Colorado Food Stamps (SNAP)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)