News

26 Jul 2017

Feeding the Future School Supply Drive

2017-07-26T15:54:45+00:00

This year, the principals of the schools we serve have asked us to gather extra school supplies so that teachers have a supply on hand for children of families who struggle with the cost of purchasing them. You can help by dropping these supplies off at the food bank during our normal drop off times, Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Feeding the Future supply needs for our schools:

  • Composition notebooks
  • Post it stickies’
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Colored pencils
  • Pens
  • Colored markers
  • Crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Small personnel hygiene items (body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes. Shampoo, conditioner, lotion)
  • Socks, underwear (sizes preschool through grade 5)
14 Jul 2017

Steuben’s Arvada Dine Back Nets $1,240

2017-07-14T15:47:39+00:00

Steuben’s Arvada July 11th Dine Back event for the Arvada Community Food Bank broke the record and generated a $1,240 donation for the Food Bank. Steuben’s has been a great supporter of ACFB since it opened several years ago. A second Dine Back Tuesday is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th -Election Day. VOTE FOR THE FOOD BANK!

12 Jun 2017

Westminster Legacy Foundation Awards ACFB $2,000

2017-06-12T13:24:26+00:00

The Westminster Legacy Foundation has awarded a grant for $2,000 to support the efforts of ACFB in alleviating hunger and poverty in our area. The Arvada Community Food Bank, which serves families in need in a 100 square mile area of Northern Jefferson County, CO, included a sizable portion of Westminster.

Last fiscal year. The number of Westminster residents who sought assistance from ACFB rose by 32% equaling nearly 6% of all of those ACFB serves.

ACFB thanks the Westminster Legacy Foundation for their support and investment in the needs of members of their community.

Please visit the Foundations website to learn more about their great work: http://www.wlfoundation.com/wlf/index.php.

7 Jun 2017

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Collects Results in 79,330 Pounds

2017-06-07T11:23:27+00:00

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Arvada Community Food Bank volunteers, in partnership with the members of the Arvada and Wheat Ridge National Association of Letter Carriers, collected and nearly 80,000 pounds of food. That amount reflects the second highest total collected in an 8 hour period for the benefit of ACFB. We wish to thank the Letter Carriers Union for their support of our efforts and all the local residents who left their donations by their mailbox for us. This is truly a community event!

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.