Growing Home’s top needs (for at least the next few weeks) center around keeping the Food Pantry stocked and operational during the Coronavirus pandemic.

This has changed the needs of the Food Pantry. Below is a list of the foods and non-food items that Growing Home needs to keep serving families during this crisis.

Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:30am and 1:30pm at our distribution center at The MAC Recreation Center located at 3295 W 72nd Ave, Westminster, CO 80030. Please contact Growing Home prior to dropping off donations. If you are unable to drop off your donation during the scheduled window, please contact Paula Martin Carvajal, Food Access and Justice Coordinator, at 720-407-1989 or paula@growinghome.org. This will ensure a staff member is on site to receive your donation, while protecting you from unnecessary risk of virus exposure.

Growing Home’s most needed items

  • Diapers of any size, but particularly sizes 5 and 6

  • Baby wipes

  • Hygiene items

  • Fresh produce

Growing Home’s other food pantry needs:

  • Canned vegetables – particularly corn, tomatoes, and mixed vegetables

  • Rice

  • Pasta

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Salsa or hot sauce

  • Canned beans

  • Canned fruit

  • Macaroni & cheese

  • Canned soups

  • Canned tuna in water

  • Canned chicken

We need hygiene kits/items:

  • Kits can include (but are not limited to) shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, etc.

Growing Home also needs non-food items to keep the food pantry sanitized and protect staff, volunteers, and visitors:

  • Surgical-type face masks

  • Disposable latex, vinyl, or nitrile gloves

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Disinfecting wipes

  • Plastic zipper bags – quart and gallon

  • Reusable shopping bags

Another easy way to help Growing Home’s food pantry is by supporting our current fundraising campaign. This is a great way you can support vulnerable families in our community through these tough and uncertain times. Growing Home is committed to maintaining essential services for families in need, and you can help this vital work continue by making a donation. Click here to learn more about the campaign, or click the button below to make a contribution today.

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  assistance@growinghome.org and ask us! If we cannot accept your specific donation we will happily refer you to another worthy organization.