Feeding Denver's Hungry :: The FREE Grocery Store

Our Mission:

Compassionately reaching out to nourish and meet the physical needs of the underserved and overburdened.

Please do not send an email to us asking to sign-up as everything you need to know is posted on this page. Starting with the month of December 2021, he had to change our model to a "Drive-Thru Service" and we are only able to accommodate the one day per month at this time. In the meantime, we are working on the "Find Food" section of our website that will have a listing of other sources for food help programs.

Introducing the FREE Grocery Drive-Thru Service

** At this time we are not offering the Free Grocery Store Shopping, we were forced to change our model **

** The Drive-Thru Service will only be held on December 18, 2021 this month **

Effective December 1, 2021, we were forced to move to a new warehouse location. With this move, we are not able to offer the FREE Grocery Store “Shopping Experience.” Instead, we are now offering the FREE Grocery Store “Drive-Thru Service” in its place.

The FREE Grocery Store allows households that are part of the Denver Metro Community that needs help with their grocery needs to “Drive-Thru” for FREE. Please note that some products may require a small donation. 

All households that would like to “Drive-Thru” the FREE Grocery Store, will need to finish reading this ENTIRE page and then sign-up for a time-slot that is available for the “Drive-Thru Service” on December 18, 2021.

Please remember, that most of the items that your household is receiving for free, is not free to us. We work completely from Donations and with the help of Volunteers.

Feeding Denver's Hungry HAS MOVED!

** Effective December 1, 2021, Feeding Denver's Hungry has a new warehouse location

Effective December 1, 2021, Feeding Denver’s Hungry has a new address.

14100 E 35th Place, Aurora CO 80011

https://goo.gl/maps/2bmoGEqHZGj45kyc6

You may click on the link and it will redirect you to Google Maps to help you find us easier.

As the image states, Volunteers are An Essential Part Of Our Team. Without Volunteers like you, the FREE Grocery Store would not be able to offer our community the opportunity of shopping for FREE at the FREE Grocery Store.

We encourage everyone to visit the Volunteer Page and sign-up for when you are available to Volunteer and help is keep this program going. 

Please Note: If we feel that we do not have enough Volunteers for an event and/or program, we will be forced to cancel the event and program for that particular day.

Volunteers must be 16 years of age and older.

Many varieties of Volunteer opportunities available!

We even accept some court appointed Volunteer requirements!

Lastly, we showcase our Premier Volunteers onto the Volunteer pages!

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FREE Grocery Store "Drive Thru Service" Rules - Updated November 29, 2021

  • The FREE Grocery Store “Drive-Thru Service” is only available by appointment and not able to accept un-registered visitors.
  • The FREE Grocery Store “Drive-Thru Service” is allowing 1 appointment per household per vehicle.
  • The FREE Grocery Store “Drive-Thru Service” is allowing 1 household per vehicle. We apologize, we are not able to allow multiple Households within the same vehicle.
  • For COVID-19 Prevention, we are are requiring all persons within the vehicle to wear a mask.
  • We ask and require that all occupants of the vehicle remain inside the vehicle at all times while visiting the “Drive-Thru Service.”
  • We ask that all vehicles have their truck bed, trunk, cargo area and backseat area clear and open to accept the boxes that we will be providing to your household.
  • The boxes that a household received from the FREE Grocery Store’s “Drive-Thru Service” may contain different items than what another household may receive.
  • The FREE Grocery Store is always in need of Volunteers while the FREE Grocery Store is open! Please visit the Volunteer Page to see our Volunteer Availability schedule! If the FREE Grocery Store  does not have enough Volunteers for that day, FDH may be forced to cancel the shopping appointments for that day.
  • Any reserved appointment that is considered as a “No Call / No Show” may not make any further appointments for the current month and the following 2 months. Any household that is considered as being repetitive of a No Call / No Show household  may be blocked from making future reservations within any of Feeding Denver’s Hungry programs.
  • As the FREE Grocery Store is FREE to everyone, most of the items is not free to Feeding Denver’s Hungry. If you are able to, please make a donation to Feeding Denver’s Hungry to help keep the great inventory coming in! If you are not able to donate, we completely understand. Maybe next time.
  • Email address that the confirmation comes from will be “NoReply@SignUpForms.com”
  • If using an Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo, Gmail or other FREE email services, the confirmation email will most likely appear in your Spam/Junk Folder(s)
  • You may have to click on the link and/or option to show/download all pictures
  • Please save your confirmation email for your check in time
  • Please be prepared to show us the email confirmation with the QR code at time of check-in
  • Please save a screen shot of your QR code or print it off, in case you accidentally delete your email.

Cancelation Policy & No Call / No Show Policy

Updated: October 18, 2021

Section Originally added on August 17, 2021. | Section last updated on October 18, 2021.

The FREE Grocery Store is FREE to everyone within the Denver Metro Area Community. Due to a high demand of the FREE Grocery Store along with the regulations from our Donors and Grant Providers, we are required to enforce a strict Cancelation Policy and a No Call / No Show Policy.

If for ANY reason that your household needs to cancel a reservation, the reservation must canceled by 12:00 noon of the day BEFORE your scheduled appointment. Cancelations may done by

If for any reason that your household does not cancel by 12:00 noon the day before the reservation, your household will not be able to shop for the remainder of the current month and the next two months following the current month.

Continued No Call / No Show  appointments for the FREE Grocery Store can and may prevent your household from signing up for other services and/or programs that may be offered from Feeding Denver’s Hungry.

Your Reservation Confirmation Might Just Be In Your Spam / Junk Mail Folder

When a household makes a reservation for the FREE Grocery Store, the email address that used on the form will receive a Reservation Confirmation Email. If you are using a Free Email Service Provider (such as Google, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, MSN, Yahoo, AOL and others), they tend to place your confirmation automatically into the SPAM/JUNK folder. If you do not receive your confirmation email within 30 minutes after your sign-up, PLEASE check your Spam and/or Junk folder(s).

The following Links are some self help guides that you may/can follow to help prevent these emails from going into your Spam/Junk folders. 

Donating to the FREE Grocery Store

The FREE Grocery Store accepts all kinds of donations. We  accept donations starting with, but not limited to, the following items:

  • Fresh Produce from Farmers
  • Fresh Produce from Private Individual Growers
  • All Canned and Dry Goods
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Laundry Supplies
  • Pet Supplies
  • Baby Supplies
  • Toys
  • Clothing
  • Other Household Items

We do ask and require that all food items be in their best shape possible, unopened and and within their “best by” and/or “expiration dates” as posted on the items. For all non-food items, we will inspect each item as they come in and make OUR best decision as to what we believe we will be able to provide to the community.

If you would like to make a donation to the FREE Grocery Store, please contact Jim Scharper directly by text message (best and quickest response time) at (720) 276-2118 or by email at Jim@FeedingDenversHungry.org.

2021 TEFAP Income Eligibility Guidelines

A household may meet TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) income-based standards in either either of the following two ways:

1. Participate in one of the following Public Assistance Programs (PA).

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
  • SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)
  • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Old Age Pension (OAP
  • Aid to Needy Disabled (AND)
  • Aid to the Blind (AB)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicaid Eligible Foster Children

2. If the household does not participate in any of the above Public Assistance (PA) Programs, the household must have a combined gross income that does not exceed the maximum income limit for the applicable household size. (AI)

2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Household Size Maximum Weekly Household Income Maximum Monthly Household Income Maximum Annual Household Income

1

$495

$2,147

$25, 760

2

$670

$2,903

$34,840

3

$845

$3,660

$43,920

4

$1,019

$4,417

$53,000

5

$1,194

$5,173

$62,080

6

$1,368

$5,930

$71,160

7

$1,543

$6,687

$80,240

8

$1,718

$7,443

$89,320

For each additional family member, add

$175

$757

$9,080

Please do not send an email to us asking to sign-up as everything you need to know is posted on this page. Starting with the month of December 2021, he had to change our model to a "Drive-Thru Service" and we are only able to accommodate the one day per month at this time. In the meantime, we are working on the "Find Food" section of our website that will have a listing of other sources for food help programs.

*** Due to the high request amounts that we have received, we are limiting each household to 1 reservation per month ***

The FREE Grocery Store Appointment Registration Form

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