At Metro Caring, we're meeting people's immediate food needs while addressing the root cause of hunger: poverty. We provide nutritious groceries to our neighbors, and also offer comprehensive anti-hunger resources so that families can break the cycle of poverty.
Our Fresh Foods market is at the heart of Metro Caring. Shoppers choose from an array of nutritious foods based on their dietary needs and preferences, and leave with a week's supply of groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dairy and lean protein.
In addition to providing families who face food insecurity and diet-related health problems with free, nutritious food for a week, Metro Caring offers complementary cooking and nutrition programs. Through education, we give individuals the tools and confidence to prepare healthier recipes at home, leading to long-term health benefits and lowered healthcare costs.
Our nutrition programs include:
Cooking classes in English
Cooking classes in Spanish
Cultural cooking clubs
Kidz in the Kitchen family cooking camp
While it is essential to address people's immediate food needs, we understand that long-term food insecurity cannot be solved by short-term hunger relief. For sustainable results, we must target hunger at its root: poverty.
ID Assistance: The importance of having an ID is often overlooked. In fact, an ID is crucial to obtaining employment, housing, and healthcare, among other services. As Colorado's lead ID-assistance agency, Metro Caring distributed more than 20,000 ID vouchers last year, for Colorado-state driver's licenses, government IDs, and birth certificates.