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Summer Food Programs

Summer is here and Denver Human Services wants to be the destination for free and reduced cost healthy food for you and your family.

 

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What You Need To Know

This year, we brought back the Denver Botanic Gardens Farm Stands, which sell discounted organic produce grown at Chatfield Farms and accepts EBT. We’re also introducing the SAME Café’s food truck, with pay what you can hot meals, and the Food Bank of the Rockies is bringing their mobile food pantry to all of our offices once a month with boxes of food for anyone with need.

The Farm Stand pops up every Friday from June through October at the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center (1200 Federal Blvd.) and the Arie P. Taylor Municipal Office Building (4685 Peoria St.) in Montbello. They sell organic, fresh vegetables grown at Chatfield Farms

Farm Stand hours:

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Richard T. Castro Human Service Center
  • 1:30 - 3 p.m. - Arie P. Taylor Municipal Office Building

The Farm Stands are open to everyone and accept cash, credit, and EBT.  They're also LiveWell Colorado Double Up Bucks Colorado participating locations, meaning you can get 50% off your purchase when you use your EBT card! 

SAME Café is a donation-based, fair exchange restaurant that serves healthy food to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Their mission is to create community through healthy food access.

To further their mission of bringing food to everyone, their donation-based/pay what you can food truck will be stopping at our Richard T. Castro Human Services Center (1200 Federal Blvd.) and the Arie P. Taylor Municipal Building (4685 Peoria St). Fridays for the farm stand.

Because the food is prepared, EBT is not accepted. Donations for meals are requested with suggested amounts listed on the side of the truck.

SAME Café food truck schedule:

Food Bank of the Rockies is bringing their mobile food pantry to each of our offices once a month beginning July 22!

Fresh produce, dairy products, bread, and other nutritious items will be available to anyone with a self-declared need for assistance. Recipients are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather (there may be a line) and to bring reusable bags, boxes, carts, or other items to carry the food.

Call 303-371-9250 with questions or visit foodbankrockies.org for more information.

No, the Farm Stands and food truck are open to everyone! The mobile food pantry is open to anyone with a self-declared need.

If you aren't a Denver Human Services customers and would like to see what other kinds of assistance that might be available to you, start here.

Great question! You can download the complete schedule here or read below.

Denver Botanic Gardens Farm Stands

  • Every Friday June - October 
    • At the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center from 10 a.m. to noon
    • At the Arie P. Taylor Municipal Building from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Times and dates are subject to change and cancellation

SAME Café Food Truck

Food Bank of the Rockies

  • Fourth Monday of every month at the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center beginning July 22 
  • First Tuesday of every month at the Arie P. Taylor Building beginning August 6
  • Third Friday of every month at Denver Human Services East beginning August 16
  • 9 - 11 a.m. at each location
  • Bring bags or boxes to transport food
  • Open to anyone with a self-declared need 

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Sign up for benefits online at Colorado PEAK or call us at 720-944-4DHS (4347). Together, we've got this.

 


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