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Get Food

Get a week's worth of free, delicious, and nutritious groceries from Metro Caring as often as once a month! You'll find fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, dairy, and more!

All you need to do is set up a shopping appointment. You can do that either below or over the phone by calling 303-860-7200.

Nutrition and Cooking Education

Gain the experience and confidence to cook healthy, new recipes at home! Choose from the list below for the right class for you: 

  • Weekly cooking class (English)

  • Monthly cooking class (Spanish)

  • Kidz in the Kitchen

Call 303-860-7200 or email [email protected] for more information about these classes.

  • Diabetes Self-Management

  • Diabetes Prevention

  • Prenatal Nutrition Consultation

Please email Lannea Hand at [email protected] for more information about these programs. 

Job Training

Whether you've been out of a job for weeks, months, or years, Metro Caring is here to help you acquire the skills you need to re-enter the workforce. With 1 in 9 jobs in Colorado being food-industry-related, we will prepare you for one of our state's most important professional fields.

To learn more about our Seeds for Success job-training program, contact Helen Katich at hkat[email protected] or 720-343-8451.

ID Assistance

Do you need an ID? A driver's license? A birth certificate? Metro Caring can provide you with a voucher for one of these documents, essential for employment, housing, healthcare, and more.

For in-state ID, driver's license, and birth certificate requests, vouchers are available at Metro Caring, Monday through Friday, 9:30am-3pm, without an appointment.

For out-of-state birth certificate requests, call 720-343-8466, Tuesdays at noon, and leave a voicemail with your name, phone number, and state of birth. 

Utilities Assistance

Metro Caring will help pay up to $1,000 of your utility bills if you attend a financial literacy class. In this class, you'll learn the essential tools of budgeting, reducing your expenses, and other practical tips for becoming more financially secure.

For assistance, call 720-405-1212 on Tuesdays at 4pm or email [email protected] or [email protected] on Tuesdays at 4pm and leave a message with your name, phone number, address, and utility account number. If we have the resources, you will be contacted the following business day to schedule an appointment for the energy education workshop and to receive assistance. These workshops are available in English and Spanish.

Public Benefits Enrollment

Denver Human Services has an onsite representative at Metro Caring every Monday from 9:30am-3:00pm and Thursday from 9:30am-1:00pm. Call 303-860-7200 to make an appointment or you can sign up on the waitlist by coming in to Metro Caring during those hours. Benefits enrollment is limited to Denver County residents.

Location and Hours


Metro Caring is located at the intersection of 18th Ave. and Downing St. (1100 E. 18th Avenue, Denver 80218)

Our program hours are: Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 3:00pm and Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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