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For more than four decades, Community Table has been helping struggling families by providing food, resources and assistance.

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Founded in 1982 by concerned citizens, the Arvada Food Bank began distributing food to hungry families from a small house. Thanks to our volunteers and supporters, we’re now the Community Table, and we’ve grown in size and scope to be one of the largest emergency food assistance providers in the metro Denver area.

We now serve neighbors in need across the northern Denver metro area, including Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Westminster, Thornton, North Denver, Federal Heights and surrounding communities. Our dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers work together to feed and provide support and resources for thousands of struggling families.

Food. Help. Hope.

Providing food is still our core mission, but our support for those in need now extends far beyond. In 2014, we added a “hand up” to our mission by adding assistance programs and resources struggling families need to lift themselves out of poverty—including emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities, public benefits application assistance, a client computer room and more. In 2019, we began hosting shower services for people experiencing homelessness, and we opened a FREE onsite health clinic. Most recently, we’ve added laundry and dental services and even cooking programs for those on a budget.

With your continued support, we know we can do even more to help our neighbors in need.

Our Values

  • We are compassionate in all our relationships.
  • We honor and respect the dignity of our clients.
  • We demonstrate integrity in all matters.
  • We are efficient stewards of all resources.
  • We value innovation for continual improvement.
  • We provide exemplary service to the community.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Community Table prohibits its staff, board members, volunteers, contractors, agents and anyone involved with operation of the Food Bank and related activities from any form of discrimination against persons served by the organization, applicants, employees or any other individuals with regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs.

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Staff

Sandy Martin

Sandy Martin

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rocky Baldassare, CFRE

Rocky Baldassare

Chief Operations Officer

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Bernadette Velasquez

Executive Assistant

Leanne Cadman, CFRE

Leanne Cadman, CFRE

Chief Communication and Resource Officer

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James Normandin

Manager of Food and Safety

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Shannon MacDonald

Manager of Assistance Programs

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Bobby Peterson

Manager Communication and Resource Development

Kennedy Clark

Kennedy Clark

Community Engagement Coordinator

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Erika Sabovik

Volunteer and Food Programs Coordinator

Kaylee

Kaylee Peterson

Child Waiting Area Specialist

Good Work - Good Stewardship

We value total transparency and accountability. Please use the links below to review our most recent financial information, annual report and other documents of interest. Questions about our financial reports can be directed to Sandy Martin, CEO, at smartin@cotable.org.

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