Growing Home’s top needs center around keeping the Food Pantry stocked with healthy, nutritious food. The best opportunities for dropping off donations are on:

We accept donations at the Growing Home office between the hours:

  • Monday from: 8:30am to 2:00pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 9:30am
  • Thursday from: 8:30am to 9:30am or 12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Friday from 8:30am to 9:30am
  • Saturday from 8:30am – 9:30am

Donations cannot be accepted during the 10:00am to 12:00pm service (Tuesday through Saturday) due to the fact that we are assisting our participants.

If these times don’t work, please contact us at to coordinate your donation.

Please refer to the lists below to see our most-needed items. Also, keep in mind that opened, used, or repackaged items cannot be accepted.

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Meat
  • Vegetables:
    • Tomatoes and tomatillos
    • Onions
    • Potatoes
    • Lettuce
    • Broccoli
    • Cauliflower
    • Carrots
    • Bell Peppers and Chiles
    • Zucchini and squash
    • Celery
    • Corn
  • Fruit:
    • Apples
    • Avocados
    • Pears
    • Oranges
    • Bananas
    • Melons
    • Pineapples
  • Rice
  • Maseca and tortillas
  • Beans (black, pinto, black eyed peas, cannellini beans)
  • Pasta
  • Cereals (oats, dry cereals)
  • Grains:
    • Maseca
    • Cereals
    • Pasta
    • Rice
  • Proteins:
    • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, salmon)
    • Beans (black, pinto, black eyed peas, cannellini beans)
    • Peanut butter
  • Vegetables:
    • Corn
    • Green beans
    • Tomatoes (whole, diced, sauce)
  • Fruit:
    • Canned peaches
    • Canned oranges
    • Canned mixed fruits
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Broth
    • Crackers
    • Jelly
    • Granola and fruit bars
    • Gummies
  • Soap (4 oz bar)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (16 oz bottle)
  • Hand Soap (12 oz bottle)
  • Toothpaste (8 oz bottle)
  • Toothbrush (standard size)
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Diapers (Sizes 4, 5)
  • Pullups (Sizes 4T, 5T, 6T)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Disposable Face Masks

While we greatly appreciate your generous donations, Growing Home is not able to accept the following items:

  • Child/infant car seats

  • Used mattresses of any size, including crib mattresses

  • Clothing

  • Furniture

  • Household items

If you have a question about whether Growing Home is able to accept a specific donation, please call (303) 426-0430 or email and ask us! If we cannot accept your specific donation we will happily refer you to one of our trusted partner organizations.

Thank you!

Another easy way to help Growing Home is by making a monetary contribution. This is a great way you can support vulnerable families in our community through these tough and uncertain times. Click the button below to make a contribution today.


If you have recently donated and would like to collect a receipt for your donation, please click the “In-Kind Contributions Receipt” button below, complete the form, “Print or Save PDF”, wait for the form to generate then select the destination option of “Save as a PDF”. For support with receipting or other questions, email or call (303) 426-0430.

In-Kind Contributions Receipt