Feeding Denver, together

 

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Make a Financial Contribution

By giving to Metro Caring, you ensure that low-income individuals and families receive access to a week's worth of nutritious groceries as well as anti-poverty programs and nutrition and cooking education. 

Your gifts, both large and small, enable us to achieve our mission of helping those affected by hunger to gain self-sufficiency. All gifts to Metro Caring are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

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Metro Caring is a certified agency within the Denver Enterprise Zone (DEZ), a tax credit program, administered by the State of Colorado. You can receive a 25% tax credit if you donate $250 or more.

Everyone was so welcoming. There was no judgment. I was amazed by the offerings of fresh fruits and vegetables, which I couldn’t afford at the store. Seeing those, combined with the frozen meat, I thought to myself, ‘I can feed myself for a week and a half and still freeze some food!’ I was surprised by the toiletries, especially the toilet paper, which meant I could save a little on that at the store.
 

 

Monthly Giving

 

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The Greenhouse is a special group of Metro Caring supporters who have chosen to give monthly. Throughout history, a greenhouse has long been a place of nourishment, sustainability and year-round growth. With the help of our monthly givers, we are able to nourish our neighborhoods with access to healthy food, offer programs to help individuals become self-sustaining and grow the number of families and individuals who are able to enjoy our services.

If you are interested in joining the Greenhouse, please click here.

 
 

 

Corporate Giving

 

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Together, we can end hunger at its root.

Your company or organization can help us eliminate hunger, poverty, and food waste in Denver. We welcome the opportunity to develop new corporate partnerships and to collaborate to advance our mission.

With our partners, we work to address the complex challenges facing hungry families and individuals in our community, while simultaneously creating value for our partners.

How can we work together?

Your corporate contributions, workplace giving, and matching gifts can support our food access, nutrition education, and self-sufficiency programs to help our neighbors get back on their feet.

Metro Caring offers employee-engagement opportunities to complement corporate values, advance our partnership aspirations, and serve the community. We can facilitate one-day volunteer projects, service days, and bespoke special projects.

We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations of all sizes. We’ll work together to craft a partnership that sustains our programs while supporting your firm’s corporate and philanthropic goals.

For more information, please contact Judith Ackerman, Metro Caring's Business Development & Marketing Officer, at 303-350-3630 or jackerman@metrocaring.org. 


Additional Ways to Give

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IRA Charitable Rollover

Give at Work

Give Stock or Real Estate

Tribute Gifts


Matching Gifts

 

Leave a Legacy

 

 

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Donate Food

 
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Donate Food

In our fight against hunger, we often come face to face with a mean irony. Food insecurity and obesity are, in many cases, two sides of the same coin. It’s a tragic fact that children in low-income communities are more likely to be faced with nutrient-poor and high-sodium diets, increasing their risk for health problems. While too many Coloradans don’t have reliable access to fresh fruit and vegetables, they do have access to cheaper foods that are high in corn syrup, sugar, or sodium.

To meet the greatest need of our community – more healthful and well-balanced foods – Metro Caring is moving towards distributing foods that are not excessively high in sodium or sugar.

If you are interested in donating food to Metro Caring, start with this list on the right! These are the nutritious items that our shoppers have requested in a recent survey. This is just a starting point and if you want to donate other healthy and nutritious items that would be more than welcome!  

Our food donation hours are: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ; Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

You are welcome to come by the back door to drop off food at point point during those hours.

*Please note- Metro Caring is closed to participants the 1st Wednesday of every month for staff training. If you plan to bring food donations on that day, please call ahead to ensure that someone is here to receive you.


Host a Food Drive

To support our mission to provide nutritious food to hungry families and individuals, we encourage you to sponsor a healthy food drive. Whether you host one at work, in your faith community, school, or elsewhere, we are thankful for your contribution to address hunger in Denver!

Running a healthy food drive is easy and fun! Fill out the Food Drive Form below and our Development Team will contact you to review the details.


Host an Event for Metro Caring

Thank you for your interest in supporting Metro Caring by hosting a fundraiser to benefit our organization! Each year, we are very grateful for the many requests from organizations and individuals who wish to hold a special event to benefit their hungry neighbors. We are truly appreciative of any support we receive but, due to our limited resources, we are unable to participate in every event proposed.

If you are simply looking for a Metro Caring staff member to give a presentation at your place of business, organization or event, contact Judith Ackerman, Business Development & Marketing Officer, at 303-350-3630.

Our Event Approval Process

It is vital to Metro Caring that we keep our initiatives mission focused and maintain the public trust, which is why we would like to know about your plans. Please complete and return the Event Form to us. We will contact you to let you know if we can approve your event’s affiliation with Metro Caring.


Food Drive Form

 

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Suggested Food Donations

Shelf-Stable Milk/Milk Substitutes

Canned Beans

Peanut Butter

Canned Vegetables (with no or low-sodium)

Low-sodium canned soups

Brown rice

nuts (unsalted)

whole-grain pasta

Low-sodium canned stews

Whole-Grain, Low-Sugar Cold Cereals

Canned Tomatoes

Dried Fruits (no sugar added)

Cans of Corn

Canned Tuna

Dry Beans

Rolled Oats

Canned Fruit (in juice, not in light or heavy syrup)

Canned chicken

quinoa

seeds (unsalted)

low-sodium pasta sauce

popcorn kernels (not microwave popcorn)

Unsweetened Apple Sauce

Olive or Canola Oil

honey

Chicken/Beef/Vegetable Broths & Stock

Look for "No Salt Added," "Low-Sodium," "No Sugar Added," and "Whole Grain"