Bienvenidos Food Bank

A nonprofit organization

For every $1 donated we can provide more than $9 worth of food, including fresh fresh fruits & vegetables, milk, eggs and meats.


“Coming to Bienvenidos has been really friendly and comforting. It just felt like home here.”

"Nobody asked probing questions. I was glad I didn't have to get too much into my story, which made me more comfortable. I could come and do what I had to do."

“I’m very pleased there’s a place like this. After four years of being homeless, I got an apartment and money is very short. This is keeping me alive.”



No one should go hungry in our community. Bienvenidos Food Bank provides emergency and supplemental food assistance and other resources for families in need.

Background Statement

In 1976, a group of concerned neighbors and church leaders started a food bank at the St. Patrick's Action Center to serve struggling families in northwest Denver. The program grew under the leadership of community activist Ellen Torres, who also helped establish the nonprofit Northwest Family Assistance Center. When the Action Center closed in 1998, the two organizations merged and served in a number of Northwest Denver locations. Ellen Torres continued to run the all-volunteer nonprofit until her death in 2001. However, a group of dedicated volunteers and friends came together to kept the program growing and thriving.

Bienvenidos Food Bank (now located at 3810 Pecos St.) has developed into a strong, independent, community-based nonprofit organization focused on hunger relief and food security. We continue to be an organization rooted in the Northwest Denver community but serve anyone in need.

Organization Data


Organization name

Bienvenidos Food Bank

other names

Bienvenidos Food Bank, Northwest Family Assistance Center

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Organization Size

Medium Organization


3810 Pecos Street
Denver, CO 80211


P.O. Box 11948
Denver, CO 80211

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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