We Need Your Help!

For our Thanksgiving meal distribution program this year, we are looking for volunteers to join us in preparing meal kits for 450 families in our community. From Wednesday, November 18, to Friday, November 20, volunteers will be receiving incoming food donations, sorting those items, and assembling meal kits. On Friday, November 21, and Monday, November 23, we are looking for volunteers to assemble meal kits in the morning and distribute those in the afternoon.* You can view the volunteer roles and available shifts down below.

Volunteer Roles

Receivers will join the Growing Home team on Wednesday, November 18, and Thursday, November 19, to help receive incoming food donations and to organize those in specified areas throughout our storage and distribution facilities.
Sorters will join the Growing Home team on Thursday, November 19, and Friday, November 20. This no-contact role does not require volunteers to interact with participants or donors. As a sorter, you will be assigned a specific food item. You will then be responsible for sorting the correct number of that food item to each meal kit station.
Assemblers will join the Growing Home team Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday November 21, 23, and 24. This is a no-contact role. As an assembler, you will ensure that the correct number of each meal kit size is prepared with the correct number of food items. Don’t worry, you’ll have a list to refer to so that we get the count right!
Distributors will join the Growing Home team Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday November 21, 23, and 24. As a distributor, you will help stock distribution tables with labeled meal kits. You will also have the option of checking families in to ensure that each family gets their meal kit from a friendly member of our staff or volunteer team! Note: The number of families picking up baskets at any given time has been limited, lines will be spaced for appropriate social distancing, and all families will be required to wear PPE.

Available Shifts

  • 9:00-1:00
    • Receivers and sorters
  • 1:00-5:00
    • Receivers, Sorters, Assemblers
  • 9:00-1:00
    • Receivers and Sorters
  • 1:00-5:00
    • Receivers, Sorters, Assemblers
  • 10:00 – 12:30
    • Receivers, sorters, assemblers
  • 12:30 – 3:00
    • Receivers, Sorters, Assemblers
  • 3:00 – 5:00
    • Receivers, Sorters, Assemblers
  • 9:30 – 11:30
    • Assemblers
  • 12:30 – 2:30
    • Distributors
  • 2:00 – 4:00
    • Distributors
  • 9:00 – 11:00
    • Assemblers
  • 11:00 – 1:00
    • Assemblers, Distributors
  • 3:00 – 5:00
    • Distributors
  • 4:30 – 7:00
    • Distributors
  • 9:00 – 11:00
    • Assemblers
  • 11:00 – 1:00
    • Assemblers, Distributors
  • 3:00 – 5:00
    • Distributors
  • 4:30 – 7:00
    • Distributors

*We have limited the number of families picking up meal kits at any given time in addition to other precautions taken to mitigate health risks such as social distancing spaces in pickup lines as well as use of PPE.

Contact Information:

To confirm your participation or if you have any questions, please contact David Gonzalez at david@growinghome.org or (720) 407-1986 to let us know how and when you’d like to join us!

If you’re short on time but are still looking to get involved, we encourage you to contribute online by funding a meal kit for a family in our community today. Visit our donations page to make a contribution.