For the months of November and December, the Food Pantry really needs:  

  • Cooking oil (vegetable, canola, etc.) or shortening
  • Dried corn husks and masa mix for tamales
  • Salt and spices, especially cinnamon sticks
  • Condensed or evaporated milk
  • Baking soda, baking powder, sugar
  • Canned hominy 
  • Hot chocolate mix (especially Abuelita brand) and marshmallows

Growing Home’s Food Pantry always needs:

  • Canned tuna
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned corn or tomatoes
  • Other canned vegetables (no green beans, please)
  • Fresh fruit & vegetables
  • Meats
  • Beans, canned or dry
  • Low-sugar cereal
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt

Non-Food Items that Growing Home Needs:

  • Diapers: all sizes, especially 4-6, and Pull Ups
  • Children’s books – new or gently used only, please
  • Hygiene items: travel or hotel sizes are great!
  • Cleaning supplies for the food pantry
  • Zipper-top bags (quart or gallon)

Donation drop off hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, or Saturdays 10am-12noon, in Suite 110.  Please do not leave items in the hallway or outside the building, as they may not be processed in a timely manner.

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 another worthy organization.