Increasing Access To Nutritious Food From Local Producers

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This summer and into the fall, tens of thousands of Jeffco kids and residents will have increased access to fresh, nutritious, culturally relevant, and locally produced food. Colorado Gives Foundation awarded $957,000 to 30 Jeffco nonprofits providing hunger relief through local food pantries, local business, and mobile distribution. The funding supports efforts that gets food from local farmers and businesses to people who need it most by providing funding to purchase nutritious food, address transportation barriers, connect people with other wraparound services, and enable food to be accessed more easily to where people live, learn, work, and play. 

Funding recommendations prioritized those who operate a Food Pantry, Food Bank, or increase direct access to food, those who operate a mobile food pantry or food assistance within a community, those who can accept WIC or SNAP benefits, those who have a commitment to purchase locally produced food, and those who are committed to advancing equity and transforming processes to be more community-led. With this grant opportunity, we hope to provide more support to our neighbors furthest from thriving and ensure access to nutritious, locally produced food. 

2023 Food Pantry Assistance Grant Recipients:

  1. A Precious Child, Inc. 
  1. Archway Housing & Services, Inc. 
  1. Arvada Community Food Bank, Inc. 
  1. Authentic Life Church 
  1. Barton Institute for Community Action 
  1. Benefits in Action 
  1. Brown Bag Ministries, Inc
  1. Centennial Community Church 
  1. Christian Action Guild, Inc 
  1. Evergreen Christian Outreach 
  1. GoFarm 
  1. Golden Backpack Program, Inc. 
  1. Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church 
  1. Growing Home 
  1. Integrated Family Community Services 
  1. Jeffco Eats 
  1. Jeffco Public Schools 
  1. Jeffco Public Schools
  1. Jeffco Schools Foundation 
  1. Kaizen Food Rescue 
  1. Light of the World Catholic Parish in Littleton 
  1. Mountain Resource Center, Inc. 
  1. Revive Church Colorado 
  1. Ride Provide, Inc. 
  1. The Action Center 
  1. The Rising 
  1. Tin Shed 
  1. Trailhead Institute 
  1. Vivent Health 
  1. Wheat Ridge Poultry and Meats, Inc. 

Key Grant Dates

  • June 1-December 31:  6-month Grant Period 
  • January 31, 2024:  Final Reports Due