Feeding Denver, together



Make a Financial Investment

By giving to Metro Caring, you ensure that individuals and families can access 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 working with our community to meet people’s immediate need for nutritious food while building a movement to address the root causes of hunger. 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



The Greenhouse is a 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. Monthly giving ensures that individuals and families have access to nutritious groceries, nutrition and cooking education, and other anti-hunger programs well into the future.

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



Corporate Giving



Together, we can end hunger at its root.

Join the movement and become a corporate partner!  We welcome the opportunity to develop new partnerships and to collaborate to advance our mission.

Work with us as we address the complex challenges facing families and individuals in our community, while simultaneously creating value for our partners.

How can we work together?

Your corporate engagement, workplace giving, and matching gifts can support our food access, nutrition education, and anti-hunger work to help all of our neighbors reach their potential.

Metro Caring offers employee-engagement opportunities to complement corporate values, advance our partnership aspirations, and work with 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 Corporate Engagement & Marketing Officer, at 303-350-3630. 

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



Donate a Vehicle


Donate Food


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 and diet-related diseases. 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 added sugar or sodium.

To meet the greatest need of our community – more healthful and well-balanced foods – Metro Caring distributes foods that are not excessively high in added sugar.

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

Our food donation hours are: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ; Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

You are welcome to come by the back door to drop off food at any 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

Help us fill our shelves by hosting 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

Interested in supporting Metro Caring by hosting a fundraiser to benefit our organization? We are grateful for the many requests from organizations and individuals who wish to hold a special event to benefit our mission and support the community. We are truly appreciative of these events 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, Corporate Engagement & Marketing Officer, at 303-350-3630 or [email protected].

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


Host an Event Form

Food Drive Start Date *
Food Drive Start Date
Food Drive End Date *
Food Drive End Date
Event Date *
Event Date


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


seeds (unsalted)

low-sodium pasta sauce

popcorn kernels (not microwave popcorn)

Unsweetened Apple Sauce

Olive or Canola Oil


Chicken/Beef/Vegetable Broths & Stock

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