FAMILY RESOURCES SPRING 2020

If you need support, have questions, or are wanting to offer support to other families during this extended spring break, email helpGALS2020@gmail.com or call our helpline at 720-441-3219 between 11am-1pm Monday-Friday 3/16-3/27.

We’re here for you and your family!

FOOD ASSISTANCE:

Denver Public Schools

Breakfast & Lunch

Denver Public Schools will offer free meals to Denver kids at 11 locations throughout the city, using a grab-and-go style system, weekdays from Monday, March 16th through Friday, April 3rd. Vegetarian options will be available.

Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m.
Lunch will be served from 12-1 p.m.

Check here for up-to-date information

Chalkbeat made a map of all the locations in the metro area that are giving out food while the schools are closed. It’s available in both English and Spanish.

Southwest

  • Abraham Lincoln High School

Southeast

  • Place Bridge Academy
  • Joe Shoemaker School

Northwest

  • Cowell Elementary School
  • North High School
  • STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside

Central

  • Bruce Randolph School
  • Denver Center for International Studies Baker

Northeast

  • Manual High School

Far Northeast

  • The Evie Dennis Campus
  • The Montbello Campus
 

Dinner

Select Denver recreation centers will be serving dinner to children 18 years old and younger. Families may also pick up food boxes during dinner services.

Dinner will be served from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

 

Southwest

  • College View
  • Athmar
  • Harvey Park

Southeast

  • Eisenhower

Northwest

  • Ashland
  • Aztlan
  • Harvey Park
  • Athmar
  • College View

Central

  • La Familia
  • Swansea

Northeast

  • St. Charles

Far Northeast

  • GVR
  • Montbello
Hunger Free Colorado

Mission: Hunger Free Colorado connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems and social change to end hunger.

Food Resource Hotline  : The statewide Food Resource Hotline is a bilingual toll-free number that connects Coloradans to needed food and nutrition resources. It is a free “one-stop” resource that offers geographically-based referrals to both public and private food assistance programs across the state.

Mobile Assistance Program: Our mobile outreach program connects families to needed food resources, such as food stamps (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), local food pantries, meal sites and other community options that offer access to affordable, healthy food.

Food Bank of the Rockies

Mission:  We help families thrive by efficiently procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry through our programs and partner agencies.

Click here to find nearest food bank to you

Denver CO Food Pantries | Denver Colorado

Our comprehensive list of food assistance programs provides full descriptions, pictures, hours, volunteer information, etc. We not only provide listings of pantries, but we also provide information on: food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc.

We recommend calling ahead to verify hours.

Twin Parishes Church

3663 Humboldt St., Denver CO 80205

303-294-0684

 

Epworth United Church

3401 High St, Denver CO 80205

303-296-6287

MetroCaring

1100 E. 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218 | M, Tu, Th, F

Email or call to make an appointment to obtain food resources:

appointment@metrocaring.org or 303.860.7200

Bienvenidos Food Bank

11 am to noon & 4 pm to 5:30 pm (except the 3rd Thursday of the month)

3810 Pecos Street Denver, CO 80211

***This location also provides diapers/baby food,  dog food, and personal hygiene items.

Village Exchange Center

Food Pantry

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm

Families have to arrive early to sign up to be able to get first choice of food. 

Phone Number: 720-668-9968  Address: 1609 Havana St, Aurora, CO, 80010

GENERAL LOCAL RESIDENT RESOURCES: 

Comcast Internet

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for more details.

Pricing & other info.

You may also call 855-846-8376 for English and 855-765-6995 for Spanish. Comcast will send all new Internet Essentials customers a free self-install kit with no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee.

Manual High School School-Based Health Center- 

Denver School-Based Health Center

Provides free or low-cost services to all eligible Denver Public Schools students 

1700 E. 28th Ave.

Denver CO, 80205

Contact Phone: (720) 423-6435

Inner City Health Center

Sliding scale (free for Medicaid) and open to all Denver county residents and families.

3800 York St 

Contact Phone: (303) 296-1767

Coronavirus Health Resources

If you or your child have questions about the Coronavirus itself, the following resources may be of help: 

COVID Testing Resources

  • For people who are uninsured or undocumented:
    • Undocumented individuals can go to the state lab testing center using any photo ID; it does not have to be government-issued.
    • Anyone who is uninsured and doesn’t have a doctor’s referral will be directed to a nurse or epidemiologist on-site at the state lab testing center to be assessed.
    • If the person does not meet the criteria to be tested they will not be tested.

Denver Human Services

1200 Federal Blvd

Denver, CO

Finding child care you trust is one of the most important tasks a parent can undertake. Understanding who qualifies as an appropriate caregiver and finding one nearby can be challenging – and we’re here to help.

Our child care assistance team can connect you to resources to find the best provider for your children. If you need help paying for child care, we’ll also help you apply for assistance.

ACTIVITIES: 

Mindfulness Activities

Click here

Fun Ideas for Break Activities

Click here

Extended Spring Break Habit Tracker

Click here

Coloring Packet

Click here

Puzzles & Mazes

Click here