Parker Task Force

A nonprofit organization

We are a 100% volunteer-run organization providing individuals and families in need in Parker, Elizabeth and Franktown with food, limited financial assistance and connections to support services via our unique "ten visits to self-sufficiency" model. Caring volunteers ensure clients are treated with compassion, respect, dignity and confidentiality. We are supported by generous donations from our community and via local food drives conducted throughout the year. 

Together We Make a Difference


"I want to express my sincere gratitude to all involved with your food pantry - from the donors to the volunteers. The amount of attention to detail from the initial intake to truly 'hearing' your clients' needs truly shines through in the kind and sincere interactions. From the bottom of this grateful recipient's heart -- thank you for the hard work, care and concern!"

"Everyone has been kind, helpful and understanding. 
Thank you, it's hard to ask for help sometimes."

"Thank you for all the assistance provided to my family over the last few months! This will be my last visit here as I begin a new job which will allow me to support my family again ... we appreciate your kindness and generosity."

"Losing my job has put a hardship on my family, but Parker Task Force has eased the burden … when I returned home with the groceries and added surprises for my kids (!), my son asked who gave him the football and our groceries -- I told him "a friend." He said "Wow, your friend is a really nice person!"

"Your services and help were a literal life saver! The whole experience has been made easier with the kindness of the volunteers."

"Thank you for your store and the way you helped us." (Written in crayon from a single dad's small daughter.)

"Thank you all so much for what you do. Your selfless service and compassion for others in times of crisis brings great comfort to those of us that need your service. Blessings on you all."

"My family and I have been greatly helped and blessed by the PTF and the community that has made these blessings possible. Most recently you helped us again with much needed prescriptions and medical care. I don't think we would have survived without your help."

"Parker Task Force treats individuals 
with dignity and kindness."

"Thank you so much for the wonderful Thanksgiving basket. Our hearts will remember feeding our family this year. I appreciate the Parker Task Force and the volunteers' hard work."

"I believe Parker Task Force has helped me with all my problems in more ways I can thank them excilent service excilent people my friends" (From one of our mentally challenged adult clients.)

"You will never know how much your help has meant to me and my family. Suffice it say you've saved a life."

"I'm too overwhelmed to say anything but - You Rock!"


The Parker Task Force is dedicated to providing individuals and families living in Parker, Elizabeth and Franktown with food, limited financial assistance and other essential support services to help them become self-sufficient. These services will be delivered with compassion, dignity and respect by our 100% volunteer staff.

Background Statement

Parker Task Force for Human Services Charitable Trust (PTF) was founded in 1987 by four local women, representing four area churches, and the Parker Fire Safety District. PTF was granted the 501(c) 3 charitable designation in July of 1988. PTF was founded as an all-volunteer agency and remains so to this day.

Originally housed in one woman's barn, The Town of Parker donated the space, maintenance and utilities to PTF to operate for over 20 years. That help, plus our 100% volunteer staff, allowed PTF to save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in operational costs. On September 1, 2015, PTF moved into our new independent location at 19105 Longs Way, Parker CO 80134.

PTF was initially founded to help indigent travelers. As the program grew, local residents who were struggling to make ends meet became the focus of the assistance. Over time, our client base broadened and the focus became homeless prevention. PTF now conducts business as a homeless prevention agency providing food and limited financial assistance to client families facing a financial or personal crisis -- such as eviction, empty cupboards and utility shut-offs -- in Parker, Franktown and Elizabeth.

PTF enjoys a wonderful relationship with many foundations, area merchants, clubs, churches, schools, police and fire districts, hospitals and individuals. Donations, in-kind services and volunteers come from all of these sources. PTF holds community food drives which supply approximately 80% of the non-perishable food in our food bank and help to provide the funds needed to keep our doors open. Each successful food drive requires 100+ volunteers and the generous support of local grocery stores and community members. Additionally, PTF offers weekend food backpacks for schoolchildren in need and holiday programs for our client families at Easter (Easter Baskets for children), Thanksgiving (Meals for Families), and Christmas (Adopt-A-Family Gift Program).

Organization Data


Organization name

Parker Task Force

other names

Parker Task Force, Parker Food Bank, PTF

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Human Services

Organization Size

Large Organization


19105 Longs Way
Parker, CO 80134

Service areas

Douglas County, CO, US