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 in the line. simply 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 have two in-person food pantries: one on our Auraria Campus and one at the Lowry Campus. Both food pantries are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Because of our incredible community partnerships with area food banks, 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 so everyone may have a snack.
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
1100 E 18th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
A spreadsheet of Food Pantries across the Denver Metro Area.
Families are encouraged to complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application to be eligible for additional family benefits and school funding, including items such as fee waivers, EBT benefits, and to ensure proper funding for schools.
877.460.8504 (toll-free) or 303.371.9250
Call for a list of food banks according to zip code.
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Whether you need financial assistance while in school, help with grocery bills, quality care for your child or children, or support finding health insurance, we’re here to help you stay safe and well and get where you want to be.