DFR’s mission is to increase health equity with Denver neighborhoods. We achieve this by rescuing and redistributing fresh produce via our No Cost Grocery Program (NCGP). We believe that nutritious food is a right and that a person’s health should not be determined by race, income, or geography. NCGPs are located in 15 under-resourced, predominantly BIPOC neighborhoods. NCGPs are co-created with community members and are located in 23 areas that families frequent the most; local schools, recreation centers, and medical centers.
DFR accepts food donations from grocery stores, farms, backyard gardens, and distribution facilities and delivers all food to our NCGP partners within 2 hours of pick up. In an effort to ensure that the freshest, highest quality of food makes it to these programs, DFR never accepts or stores food at our offices. If you want to schedule a recurring or one-time food donation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Operations Director, Sydney Skilken, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to donate fresh produce from your garden via Fresh Food Connect, please create your account at https://freshfoodconnect.org.
*If you need food, below is a list of all NCGP partners with the location, date, and time you can access services. Denver Food Rescue does not offer food pantry services at our business office.
Elyria-Swansea –The GrowHaus (not accepting applications at this time)
Clayton –Clayton Early Learning (closed due to covid)
Curtis Park & Jefferson Park – Family Star
Lincoln Park / Baker –Boys & Girls Clubs (The Cope Club) (closed due to covid)
Whittier –Red Shield (closed due to covid)
Villa Park – Casa de Rosal
Virginia Village/Glendale –Placebridge Academy