Denver Metro Emergency Food Network
has delivered 326,342 free meals since March 18, 2020.
A broad coalition of volunteers, community partners, and donors came together to make this essential, emergency meal delivery possible. As the emergency food network comes to a pause on August 30, we want to share our gratitude and the impact you had on our community. See our impact report, published September 8, 2020.
If you are in need of food, please use this list of food resources we have curated.
Check out our latest video below and all videos on our YouTube Channel.
In the Denver Metro Area, thousands of families, elderly, and individuals are in need and have reduced food security and access to food due to the risk of COVID-19. To address this need the Denver Metro Emergency Food Network was launched in March 2020 to provide safe, free, prepared meals delivered to those in need.
The Colorado Emergency Food Network is a registered non-profit with the state of Colorado. Denver Food Rescue serves as our 501c3 fiscal sponsor. All donations are tax deductible.
Founded in 2017, Bondadosa is a social enterprise that harnesses the power of Colorado's community of producers, growers, and small businesses. We serve as the front line in the fight against food injustice by utilizing technology to build a better distribution network. We also support emerging startups focused on agriculture and sustainable transportation.
DENVER FOOD RESCUE
We increase health equity with Denver neighborhoods by rescuing high-quality, fresh produce and perishable foods that would otherwise be thrown away by grocery stores, farmers markets, and produce distributors. With the help of our amazing volunteers, the food we rescue is delivered (often biked!) to Denver neighborhoods for direct distribution at No Cost Grocery Programs (NCGPs). NCGPs are co-created with existing community organizations like schools, recreation centers, and nonprofits that are already established and trusted within the neighborhood, decreasing transportation barriers.
FOCUS POINTS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
At Focus Points, we believe that a strong family is made up of thriving individuals. This means that both children and caregivers have the support they need to pursue their goals. Our multigenerational programs meet families’ needs by connecting them to resources to build healthy, strong families.
FRIENDS & FAMILY
Friends & Family is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide educational events and programming for members of the food and beverage industry in Colorado. We do good things for good people. We invite to you join us. We welcome people from all areas of industry. The Core:: Employees of restaurants (front and back of house), bars, coffee shops, etc. The Makers: Employees of distilleries, breweries, and other food or beverage businesses. The Network: sales representatives, distributors. The Allies: food and beverage writers, bloggers, photographers and public relations companies.
LOST CITY DENVER
Lost City is a social impact restaurant and community space that offers specialty coffee, delicious housemade food, full catering and event hosting, and (coming Spring 2020 to River North) a cocktail bar. We have locations at the River North Taxi campus and in Capitol Hill. Lost City is a mission-driven business with two areas of impact focus: first, supporting and celebrating immigrant and refugee communities here in Colorado through mentorship, fundraising and related support; and second, leaning into serving the underserved in our local Denver neighborhoods.
The Colorado Emergency Food Network is a registered non-profit with the state of Colorado.
Denver Food Rescue serves as our 501c3 fiscal sponsor.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Please text us at the following number for immediate response.
Interested in volunteering to deliver food? Fill out the following form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.
Text (720) 594-2065 for more information