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.

Please contact Growing Home prior to dropping off donations by calling Miranda Graul, Chief Development Officer, at 720-407-1971 or miranda@growinghome.org. This will ensure a staff member is on site to receive your donation, while protecting you from unnecessary risk of virus exposure. Due to limited on-site staffing and to maintain appropriate social distancing, Growing Home is only able to accept unscheduled donations between 8:30AM-9:30AM, Monday-Saturday.

Growing Home’s 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

  • Boxes for packing food for distribution to families

  • 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 Virtual Food Drive.  This is the easiest 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 Virtual Food Drive, or click the button below to donate through Colorado Gives today.

If you wish to donate food, diapers, or hygiene items, please contact Miranda Graul at miranda@growinghome.org or 720-407-1971 to make dropoff arrangements.  Please do not leave items in the hallway or outside the building.  

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.