Community Table

A nonprofit organization

100% complete

$82,000 Goal

Across Colorado, 1 in 12 people goes hungry every day, and 30% are children. 

You can help feed your hungry neighbors and give them the resources they need to lift themselves from poverty.  Your support can end families struggling between buying food and paying other expenses. For every $10 we receive in donations, we can provide 30 nutritious and satisfying meals for hungry families in our community. 

Words of Thanks

These are just a few of the many comments we receive from families we are able to help due to the kindness and generosity of the community. 

"When we sit down to dinner, we thank God for the food bank."     - Eric

“During these tough financial times, the Community Table food bank has been a real lifesaver. When you’re hungry, it’s difficult to focus on much else. The volunteers and staff are kind and friendly. The food is well organized, and the portions are generous. I am truly grateful for their assistance."    - Tosha

“I love this food bank. The people are very kind, and the food is never spoiled. The selection is awesome, and you get to choose your own stuff. They always have unlimited bread. They have computers, and the Bridges program is really nice too if you need more help.”     - Amanda

“Thank you very much for being here for us who need you. I cried when I left after receiving food. You took a huge weight off my shoulders. GOD bless you and everyone there.”     - Anna

“Very nice and helpful people. My cabinets were bare, so I went there, and they helped me out. I love my Community Table.”     - Barry

“…I found Community Table on the state’s resource page and am so thankful for everyone involved with the organization. Not only were they super friendly, but the quality of the food and the incredible amount was also so appreciated.”     - Elizabeth


Since 1982, we have been building a stronger, more resilient community by providing nourishment and support to families in need.

Background Statement

Community Table | Gather Around

(formerly Arvada Community Food Bank)

Founded in 1982, by a group of concerned citizens, the Arvada Food Bank now known as Community Table, began distributing food to hungry families from a small house. Now in our 40th year, we have grown to be one of the largest emergency food assistance providers in the metro Denver area, serving Arvada, Edgewater, northern Denver, Federal Heights, Golden, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and surrounding communities. Community Table employs nine 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 adults. Our support for those in need continues to grow. We now offer laundry and dental services 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, that include 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 pick up.

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.

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 for use 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 adults.

SHOWER AND LAUNDRY services in partnership with Bayaud Enterprises, weekly shower and laundry services. Shower participants receive new underwear, socks and toiletries, and we provide the laundry supplies.

DENTAL CARE in partnership with No Smile Left Behind. Free with Medicaid. Most private insurance is accepted.

Organization Data


Organization name

Community Table

other names

Community Table, CT, Arvada Community Food Bank, Arvada Food Bank

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Food, Agriculture & Nutrition


8555 West 57th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80002

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US

Denver, CO, US

Adams County, CO, US

Broomfield County, CO, US

Clear Creek County, CO, US







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