News

7 Mar 2017

GED Tutors Needed for Bridges to Opportunity Program

2017-03-07T10:22:25+00:00

Would you like to share your time and talents to help individuals right here in our Community? Do you have a background as a teacher or educator and you’d like to use your skills to help families looking for a step ahead?  http://arvadacfb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

28 Feb 2017

AEDA contributes $1,000 to Bridges to Opportunity

2017-04-13T12:00:45+00:00

The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA)
has been a longtime supporter of the Arvada Community
Food Bank. This year, AEDA was looking to invest
in a program directly supporting Arvada families. The
organization has chosen to provide a 2017 gift to ACFB’s
Bridges to Opportunity (B2O) program to be used for rent
deposits for the working poor to attain stability in permanent
housing. Many of the working poor served are technically
homeless.

B2O partners with the Arvada Housing Authority (AHA)
to pre-qualify families for rent assistance through AHA’s
Housing Choice program. However, AHA funds can not be
used directly for deposits, often leaving a final hurdle for
program participants to clear. Money directed by donors,
including organizations like AEDA, can then be used by
B2O to fund deposits and remove that final hurdle.

27 Feb 2017

ACFB gets “Marty” bench.

2017-02-27T16:08:50+00:00

Marty Jewell (pictured), who recycles a large amount of all the plastic we generate at the Food Bank, secured and donated this Trex bench for her efforts. The “Marty Bench” is a great addition to our foyer seating for clients.

15 Feb 2017

Get your application for LEAP submitted!

2017-02-15T16:30:18+00:00

The last date to submit LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program) applications is April 30th, 2017.  The Bridges to Opportunity staff has applications and can help submit your application here at the Food Bank.  Give us a call!

15 Feb 2017

GED New Student Orientation

2017-02-15T17:23:07+00:00

GED Orientation is held the 2nd Tuesday of every month.  Classes are held at the Food Bank two times per week, in the evening.  Call Bridges to Opportunity staff to register; 720/437-6388.