Food is What We Do
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.
You are welcome to visit our market for a wide variety of fresh, nutritious food at no cost. Our market is filled with fresh produce, dairy, meat and plenty of other items.
Set up a shopping appointment through the link below or by calling 303-860-7200.
Nutrition and Cooking
We seek to build community through food by learning, cooking, and sharing together. Here’s what’s going on!
Click on each item for more information and to learn how to sign up. Days may be subject to change. Check our calendar for most recent updates.
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 Colorado-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, or email Jose Navarro, with your name, phone number, and state of birth.
Public Benefits Enrollment
Metro Caring hosts a representative from Denver Human Services onsite every Monday from 9:30am-3:00pm, Thursday from 9:30am-1:00pm and Friday from 9:30am-3:00pm. 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.
Metro Caring hosts a representative from the Denver Asset Building Coalition to provide tax assistance. Representatives are on-site throughout tax season (February-April). Learn more information on other tax sites and off-season tax assistance.
Metro Caring is no longer offering Utilities Assistance. For information on this service, please visit the Energy Outreach Colorado website or call the Heat Helpline at (866) 432-8435.
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