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Empowering our community by providing
the tools to lift people from poverty.

The Arvada Community Food Bank is a Colorado nonprofit 501 c (3) corporation formed in 1982 by Inter-Church ARMS (Arvada Resources for Mind and Spirit) to serve the needy and vulnerable in our community.

Our goal is to secure the resources (food, financial, physical, and volunteers) necessary to provide programs to help meet the nutritional needs of qualifying community members.

From the beginning the Arvada Community Food Bank has worked with city government, churches, schools, civic organizations, businesses and private citizens to ensure that the residents of Arvada and surrounding communities would have a place to go for emergency food.

We offer programs in two essential areas:

Hunger Relief and Self-Sufficiency

Real World Effects

ACFB produces a significant impact in the quality of life in our community, not only by addressing hunger, but also by building community and improving the overall economic standards in its service area.

Benchmarks of our services for the last month

Total Number Individuals Who Received Hunger Assistance
New First-Time Clients Who Received Assistance
Volunteer Hours Provided by Community Members
Households Headed by Single Women Assisted
Average Client Household Income of Those Assisted

Give the Gift of Your Time

Volunteer opportunities abound, from sorting or picking up donations to data entry and administrative support.

Download a Volunteer Application and drop it off at the Food Bank. We would like to meet you in person and show you around our operation. The Arvada Community Food Bank cannot accept volunteers under age 13 unless accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 8 may not volunteer at all.

We understand everyone is busy. As an alternative to volunteering, we of course welcome your financial support at any level.

About the Arvada Community Food Bank

Our mission is to provide our neighbors with food and resources to foster self-sufficiency and achieve long term success through innovation, compassion and community support.

We are proud to be:

Through various Arvada Community Food Bank programs we strive to improve the quality of life for hungry families and children in our community. It is through unwavering support of the community that we have been able to provide food to those in need for nearly three decades. It is this legacy which the Arvada Community Food Bank strives to continue. Now with expanded services to encourage self-sufficiency and providing a “hand up,” our generous and hardworking volunteers, supporters, Board of Directors, and staff take pride in being an essential strand in the fabric of our community.
We will empower our community by providing the tools to lift people from poverty.
  • We are compassionate in all our relationships.
  • We honor and respect the dignity of our clients.
  • We demonstrate integrity in all matters.
  • We are efficient stewards of all resources.
  • We value innovation for continual improvement.
  • We provide exemplary service to the community.
Founded in 1982 by five church congregations, the Arvada Community Food Bank quickly gained support of city and county governments, businesses, civic groups, and other human service providers.

ACFB has always been volunteer-centric, growing from a few friends actively distributing food,to a volunteer force nearing 300 people and providing approximately 20,000 hours of service. Annual community food donations have grown to exceed 500,000 lbs. ACFB is a true community organization.

ACFB believes it can produce a significant impact in the quality of life in our community, not only by addressing hunger, but also by building community and improving the overall economic standards in its service area. ACFB will continue to provide innovative programs to provide food resources to targeted populations in an ever-widening network through Northern Jefferson County Colorado.

The Arvada Community Food Bank prohibits its staff, board members, volunteers, contractors, agents and anyone involved with operation of the Food Bank and related activities from any form of discrimination against persons served by the organization, applicants, employees or any other individuals with regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs.

To view our privacy policy, please click: Donor Privacy Policy.

Become a financial supporter

Donate today

Donating is easy and there are many options. You may make one-time or recurring monthly donations, drop off food and some personal care items, or even hold your own food drive.

We understand finances are tight for a lot of families. As an alternative to direct financial support, we would love to have you volunteer your time instead.


17Nov 2017

Sam S. Bloom Foundation Grant

The Arvada Community Food Bank is proud to announce that we are first time recipients of a grant for $2,000 from the Sam S. Bloom Foundation. The Foundation

2Nov 2017

Book Your CO Gives Day Donation Today

Beginning November 1st, you can book your Colorado Gives Day donation to the Arvada Community Food Bank.   Please help us reach our goal of $75,000 this year

31Oct 2017

Wells Fargo Assists ACFB with $2,500 Grant

Wells Fargo has awarded the Arvada Community Food Bank $2,500 for general operating expense. ACFB is currently in a period of growth in our services to clients and


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