Basic Human Needs.
Food Pantry Partnership
With the generous support of gifts from two anonymous donors, The Denver Foundation has supported three food pantry collaboratives, working together to improve the delivery of emergency food in their communities.
Southwest Denver Food Pantry Collaborative
The Southwest Denver Food Pantry Partnership, with Denver Inner City Parish as the lead agency, will create a shared warehouse resource for southwest Denver pantries, and will also advance other sharing of resources and coordination, such as creating staggered operating hours and a shared intake form. Partners include Community Ministry of Southwest Denver, Denver Inner City Parish, His Hands Ministries, and Crossroads of the Rockies.
Jefferson County Mountain Area Partnership
The Jefferson County Mountain Area Partnership, with Mountain Resource Center as the lead agency, will strengthen the infrastructure of an existing collaborative with a focus on the client choice model, food acquisition, and marketing and outreach; combine two pantries into one larger pantry; and create a centralized storage facility. Partners include Mountain Resource Center (MRC), Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO), St. Laurence Episcopal Church, Deer Creek United Methodist, and Friendship Baptist.
Boulder County Collaborative
The Boulder County Collaborative is a longstanding partnership between three emergency services organizations in Boulder County – Emergency Family Assistance Association, the OUR Center, and Sister Carmen Community Center. The Collaborative plans to create shared outcomes and align programming as well as increase pantries’ capacity to support client choice, improve food acquisition, and provide healthier food offerings.
Funded projects will work together over an 18-month grant period. At the close of the grant period, we anticipate publicly sharing best practices and lessons learned through the course of these projects.
We do not anticipate additional opportunities to apply for food pantry partnerships grants again in the near future.
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