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Life challenges can come out of nowhere … or they can sneak up over time. It can happen to any of us.

Here are some of the ways Community Table can help:
Food Programs
Assistance Programs

Food Programs

We provide hunger relief services to families and individuals in many ways, and since we’re part of the Link2Feed network, getting the food you need is easier than ever.

*Community Table is an equal opportunity provider.

Client Choice Food Pantry

You must live on the west side of 1-25 and provide Proof of Address at every visit to shop in the pantry.

When you shop in our Client Choice Pantry, you can choose the foods your family wants and needs, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, frozen food, dairy products, canned goods, bread, personal care items, pet food and more. 

Each time you visit, please bring an ID, Link2Feed card if you have one, and proof of your address.

Proof of Address Options

Emergency Food Bags for Unhoused People

Emergency food bags are a quick and easy source for ready-to-eat food.

These to-go bags available at our warehouse door include a one- to two-day supply of food, fresh fruits and vegetables, and personal care items.

One bag per unhoused person per day, please.

Pantry Shopping Hours:

Tuesday and Friday: 12 noon – 3:45 pm
Wednesday: 12 noon – 5:45 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:45 pm

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

We partner with Food Bank of the Rockies and the USDA to provide additional food to families and individuals. To receive TEFAP food, you must meet eligibility and income guidelines. TEFAP is ONLY available for pickup from our Client Choice Food Pantry. To learn more and see if you qualify, please visit our TEFAP Guidelines page.

Everyday Eats (CSFP - Commodity Supplemental Food Program)

We partner with Food Bank of the Rockies and the USDA to provide additional food assistance to adults ages 60+. We distribute Everyday Eats food boxes in our parking lot on the third Wednesday of each month between 9:00 and 11:00 am. You must meet income and other eligibility guidelines to participate.

Mobile Pantry

Mobile Pantry brings food to under-served communities, including seniors and disabled adults at low-income housing complexes, homeless students at community college campuses, families living in “weekly” motels, seasonal farmworkers at mobile home parks and more. Know a community that needs food assistance? Contact James at 720-573-6300 or jnormandin@cotable.org.

Home Delivery

If you have mobility issues that prevent you from shopping in our pantry, you can sign up to have food boxes delivered to your home once a month. The service is free, and you can cancel at any time. The hand-packed boxes vary monthly and include fresh produce, protein, dairy products, canned goods, bread and personal care items. To start the process, complete an application using the link below or contact Kennedy at kclark@cotable.org or 720-437-6399. We will contact you with more information once we receive your application.

Please Note: To be eligible for home delivery, you must live within a 10-mile radius of Community Table. On occasion, we may have a waitlist for service.

Feeding the Future

Provides hungry schoolchildren and homeless teens with snacks, ready-to-eat meals and weekend food to help ensure that all students are well-nourished and ready to learn. Please contact a counselor at your child’s school to participate. For more information, contact James at 720-573-6300 or jnormandin@cotable.org.

Assistance Programs

We can help with more than food.

Community Table offers many assistance programs to help you and your family. Whether you need help with housing expenses, public benefits applications, homelessness or healthcare, we provide compassionate and friendly one-on-one help.

OUR MISSION IS TO…

Empower individuals and communities through sustainable financial assistance. We strive to alleviate economic disparities by providing accessible resources, education, and support. With a commitment to integrity, transparency, and empathy, we aim to foster financial stability and resilience, enabling individuals to pursue their aspirations and contribute to a brighter, and more equitable future for all.

Financial Assistance

We may be able to provide financial assistance to help with your family’s basic needs. If you need help with rent, water bills, sewer bills, deposits or other expenses, the first step is to speak with an assistance program team member. Please use the link below to schedule a phone meeting.

Please Note: Due to limited resources, we only provide financial assistance for residents of Arvada, Wheat Ridge and Westminster. To qualify for aid, you must be a current client and have shopped in the pantry in the past six months.

Financial Assistance Phone Meeting

Utility Bill Assistance

For assistance with your Xcel Energy bill, please CLICK HERE to schedule a 30-minute, in-person appointment. Funding is provided through Energy Outreach Colorado, and abides by their eligibility criteria. For questions, please contact Kennedy at kclark@cotable.org or 720-437-6399.p

Public Benefits Application Assistance

Public benefits help fill in the gaps by providing extra income and support for you and your family. We can help you complete applications for SNAP (food stamps), healthcare, veterans’ benefits, disability support, renewal paperwork and more. We also host Jefferson County Human Services and Benefits in Action weekly to assist with complex applications. Please check our event calendar for dates and times.

Mental Health Care

In partnership with the Jefferson Center.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, the Jefferson Center can help. You can talk to a therapist through a secure computer kiosk, find out about resources and benefits, or get support for a crisis or trauma.

This FREE service is available at Community Table during our regular service hours. Just ask to use the kiosk during your next visit. 

 

Child Waiting Area

We provide a play area where we watch your children so you can shop in the pantry and access other needed assistance. Our supervised children’s play area is open:

– Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 12:00 – 3:30 pm

– Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Please do not leave children unattended in the play area when supervised care is unavailable.

For more information, please call 303-424-6685.

Homelessness Support

If you are experiencing homelessness, we can help connect you to services and resources. We also partner with local organizations to provide shower and laundry facilities, cold weather shelters and health and well-being services. 

Community Table Health Clinic

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Check back for more information and reopening date. 

Job Training and Support

You can learn how to build skills for a better career through our partnerships with local agencies. For free. Then get hired! Learn more and speak to representatives in our lobby on select dates throughout the year. 

 

GED Test Preparation

Start preparing for the future today!

If you’re ready to get your GED, we can help. Our GED Test Preparation program provides a study site, study materials, and, when available, financial assistance to pay for GED testing fees. We’ll even connect you with a personal volunteer tutor to help prepare you for the test. Receive a gift card after completing each GED test.  

To learn more about our GED Test Preparation program, please contact Kennedy at kclark@cotable.org or 720-437-6399.

Dental Care

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Check back for more information and reopening date. 

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Shower and Laundry Services

LAUNDRY SERVICES: We’ve partnered with Bayaud Enterprises to provide FREE laundry services in our parking lot on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. The last load of laundry is taken at 1:00 p.m. The laundry truck provides a safe and private environment to wash your clothes and includes detergent, bleach, and dryer sheets.

SHOWER SERVICES: We’ve teamed up with Showers for All to provide FREE shower services. The shower trailer operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weather permitting). Soap, shampoo, conditioner and fresh towels are provided. Showers for All also provides Fresh Kits with personal care products, and socks and feminine hygiene products—available to anyone who stops by the trailer, whether taking a shower or not. The shower trailer is located on the east side of Community Table on Dover Street.

 

Cooking and Nutrition Programs

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Check back for more information and reopening date. 

Motor Vehicle Services

We’ve partnered with DMV2GO to provide services in our parking lot. DMV2GO is the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles program on wheels that makes it easier for people to access motor vehicle services by bringing the DMV to them. Services Include issuing new Colorado driver’s licenses and identification cards, processing out-of-state transfers, accessing motor vehicle records and more. Checks, credit and debit cards only. No cash accepted. Third Friday of the month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

No appointment is required. Please see our event schedule for upcoming dates.

Click here for more to learn more about DMV2GO.

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