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

** October Registrations will be available on Monday, September 27th **

Due to the high demand request of us, we have updated the No Call / No Show Policy

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

We have made some great updates to this page, so be sure to check out and READ EVERYTHING to help make this easier for you , the community and us on the back end!

Mask Mandate Requirements Updated - 07/28/2021

As of July 28, 2021, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is highly recommending that everyone should wear a mask while indoors, even if you are vaccinated. Here at Feeding Denver’s Hungry, we have reviewed the statement from the CDC and from the State of Colorado and our local jurisdictions. With that in mind, to help us stay protected as well as protecting the community that we serve, Feeding Denver’s Hungry will start requiring masks to be worn while visiting our facilities and/or functions. Please feel free to visit the Contact-Us Page and provide us with any comments or questions that you may have regarding this matter.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN WHILE VISITING THE FEEDING DENVER'S HUNGRY FACILITY!

Temperature Checks - 09/27/2021

In the fight against COVID-19 and the Coronavirus, Feeding Denver’s Hungry will start performing temperature checks of all visitors that come to the Feeding Denver’s Hungry warehouse and the FREE Grocery Store. This does include Children of ALL AGES.

Vaccination Requirements - Starting November 1, 2021

Starting November 1st, 2021, Feeding Denver’s Hungry will require proof of Vaccination for the COVID-19 aka Coronavirus. We are doing this in accordance with other businesses and organizations within the State of Colorado. By us performing this, it will help us to protect the Volunteers along with the fellow Members of the Community that we serve.

You may present your actual Vaccination Card, a photo copy of your Vaccination Card, and/or a picture of your Vaccination Card on your mobile device.

We will be requesting this of all visitors that are 12 and older. If your child that is 12 and older and they have not been vaccinated, they will not be allowed to enter the Warehouse and/or the FREE Grocery Store.

We will accept a NEGATIVE COVID-19 Test with the results being provided within the last 72 hours.

Introducing the FREE Grocery Store

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

With the move to our new and bigger warehouse, we are not able to offer the Drive-Thru Handouts any longer. INSTEAD, Feeding Denver’s Hungry is now offering one of the kind FREE Grocery Store!

Please be sure to read this entire page as there are some important information for you regarding the new FREE Grocery Store.

Thank you for being a part of our community and happy shopping!

Denver Public Library BookMobile

Every other Wednesday from 2p-4p starting September 29, 2021

The FREE Grocery Store by Feeding Denver’s Hungry is proud to announce a brand new partnership with the Denver Public Library as the BookMobile.

Starting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 and every other Wednesday after that from 2p to 4p.

Can’t get to a Library? Denver Public Library’s bookmobiles visit Schools, Assisted Living Facilities and other Non-Profit Events throughout Denver. Anyone is welcome to join us and browse at any bookmobile stop.

For information about the Bookmobile service, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bookmobile.dpl  call 720-865-1112 or email them at mobile-services@denverlibrary.org.

BookMobile will be at the FREE Grocery Store on:

  • September 29, 2021
  • October 27, 2021
  • November 10, 2021

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The FREE Grocery Store Hours effective September 1, 2021

Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 2:00p to 6:00p

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 10:00a to 2:00p 

Reminder: The Free Grocery Store is available by Appointment Only. At this time, we are not able to accept walk-in visitors or shoppers.

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

FREE Grocery Store Address:

11402 East 53rd Avenue, Suite 200, Denver Colorado 80239

Door #36 on the back left side!

Free Grocery Store Rules - Updated August 23, 2021

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

  • The FREE Grocery Store is only available by appointment and not able to accept walk-in visitors.
  • The FREE Grocery Store is allowing 1 appointment per household during the month of September 2021.
  • The FREE Grocery Store is always in need of Volunteers on Wednesday and Saturdays while the FREE Grocery Store is open! Visit the Volunteer Page to see what our Volunteer Availability is!
  • Any reserved appointment that is considered as a “No Call / No Show” may be blocked from making future reservations within any of Feeding Denver’s Hungry programs.
  • Registration for appointments closes at 7p the night before the FREE Grocery Store opens, or when all available time slots are filled (whichever is first).
  • To help keep this program available to everyone within the community, a Feeding Denver’s Hungry Volunteer and/or Coordinator may limit the quantity of certain items. 
  • The FREE Grocery Store’s inventory may change from day to day and week to week. What you (or a friend/family member) received this visit, may not be available on your next visit.
  • Regardless of the Mask Mandate Requirements that are in place, I am aware that I must wear a mask while visiting the FREE Grocery Store and/or the Feeding Denver’s Hungry’s warehouse.
  • 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.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN WHILE VISITING THE FEEDING DENVER'S HUNGRY FACILITY!

Cancelation Policy & No Call / No Show Policy

Updated: September 24, 2021

Section Originally added on August 17, 2021. | Section last updated on August 23, 2021.

The FREE Grocery Store is FREE to everyone within the 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 within 24 hours in advance to the scheduled appointment. Cancelations may done by

If for any reason that your household does not cancel within 24 hours of 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

** October Registrations will be available on Monday, September 27th **

Due to the high demand request of us, we have updated the No Call / No Show Policy

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

We have made some great updates to this page, so be sure to check out and READ EVERYTHING to help make this easier for you , the community and us on the back end!

The FREE Grocery Store Appointment Registration Form

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