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Feeding the Future School Supply Drive

2017-08-07T09:47:45+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 personal hygiene items (body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, lotion)
  • Socks, underwear (sizes preschool through grade 5)
Feeding the Future School Supply Drive 2017-08-07T09:47:45+00:00

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!

Steuben’s Arvada Dine Back Nets $1,240 2017-07-14T15:47:39+00:00

Westminster Legacy Foundation Awards ACFB $2,000

2017-08-07T09:42:21+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 Foundation’s website to learn more about their great work.

Westminster Legacy Foundation Awards ACFB $2,000 2017-08-07T09:42:21+00:00

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

2017-08-07T09:45:21+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 sorted 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 mailboxes for us. This is truly a community event!

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Collects Results in 79,330 Pounds 2017-08-07T09:45:21+00:00

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.

AEDA contributes $1,000 to Bridges to Opportunity 2017-04-13T12:00:45+00:00

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.

ACFB gets “Marty” bench. 2017-02-27T16:08:50+00:00