Community Table | Gather Around
(formerly Arvada Community Food Bank)
Founded in 1982, the Arvada Food Bank, now known as Community Table, began distributing food to hungry families from a small house. Now, in our 41st year, we have grown to be one of the largest emergency food assistance providers in metro Denver, serving Arvada, Edgewater, northern Denver, Federal Heights, Golden, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and surrounding communities. Community Table employs ten staff members and 500 volunteers to feed and provide support and resources for thousands of struggling families annually.
Although providing food is still our core, our support for those in need extends far beyond. In 2014, we added a ‘hand up’ by adding programs and resources struggling families need to lift themselves out of poverty, including emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities, public benefits application assistance, client computer room and more. In 2019, we began hosting showers for people experiencing homelessness, and we opened an onsite health clinic for underinsured and uninsured children and adults.
Our support for those in need continues to grow. We now offer laundry, shower, vision and dental services, GED tutoring and test preparation and even cooking programs for those on a budget. With your continued support, we know we can do even more to help people in need.
Our current FOOD programs include:
CLIENT CHOICE PANTRY. Provides dignity and empowers those in need to choose their favorite foods. Our shelves are stocked with fresh produce, meat, dairy products, canned goods, bread, personal care products and pet food.
DRIVE-THRU AND WALK-UP FOOD BOXES. We offer prepackaged food boxes for those who cannot or prefer not to shop, including fresh produce, canned and boxed goods, dairy products, meat, milk, bread and personal care items. We’re now open on select Saturdays for food box pickup.
MOBILE PANTRY. Brings food to under-served communities, including seniors and disabled adults at low-income housing complexes, homeless students at community college campuses, families living in “weekly” motels, seasonal farmworkers at mobile home parks and more.
FEEDING THE FUTURE. Provides hungry schoolchildren and homeless teens with snacks, ready-to-eat meals and weekend food to help ensure that all students are well-nourished and ready to learn.
HOME DELIVERY of food and essentials for homebound seniors and disabled adults.
USDA PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS. Additional monthly food assistance for families and older adults who meet eligibility guidelines. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is available for pick up monthly in our Client Choice Pantry. The Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides monthly food boxes to seniors 60+.
Our current HUMAN SERVICES programs include:
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for rent, utilities, deposits, medical co-payments and more.
PUBLIC BENEFITS APPLICATION ASSISTANCE for food stamps, health care, veterans care, disabilities and more.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE NAVIGATION for human service resources, information and referrals—all in one place.
CLIENT COMPUTER ROOM available to apply for public benefits; search for housing, resources and job opportunities; work on resumes; GED study and practice; improve computer skills; and more.
HOMELESSNESS SUPPORT, assistance and referrals to help improve the lives of unsheltered people.
COMMUNITY TABLE HEALTH CLINIC offers FREE onsite medical care for uninsured, underinsured and unsheltered children and adults.
SUPPORT SERVICES include showers, laundry, vision, dental, job training, cooking, nutrition, and more.