All Community College of Denver students have access to SPARC Food Pantry located in Tivoli 260. Each student is eligible for 15 items/week plus 3 additional items for every member of your home you share meals with, and 3 additional items if you bring a reusable bag. SPARC Food Pantry is open Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm and Fridays 9:30am-4pm.
The Community College of Denver SPARC Human Services Office provides support to students in crisis. We know that food insecurity is just one symptom of a bigger problem. When students come to our office they get access to our food pantry, they can get connected with a case manager for things other things like housing insecurity, legal concerns, childcare support, transportation support, and clothing.
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The Community College of Denver Lowry Campus, in partnership with Foodbank of the Rockies (FBR) Mobile Food Pantry, distributes pre-made grocery boxes once a month for all Cityhawks. Students, faculty, & staff can drive through or walk up to pick up your free grocery box.
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
We can connect Colorado families and individuals to SNAP/food stamps, food pantries, free meal sites, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and other nutrition programs geared towards families, children and older adults.
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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.