David Gonzalez here, Community Partnership Administrator at Growing Home. A non-profit local to the Denver Metro Area, Growing Home provides a suite of family services that aim to provide access to fresh food, affordable housing, and early childhood development as our community guides families and their children along the path to a brighter future.
This work includes our Food Pantry which serves on average 360 families a week. That’s 14,580 meals!
To operate this food access program, we rely on generous donations of money and items but also TIME.
This is where you come in!
Our Food Pantry operates Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM, and Saturdays from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
On any given day, we have 8 opportunities available in food distribution and another 8 in supply side volunteer assignments.
This means that there is a range of volunteer opportunities available for individuals and teams alike.
Our Food Supply team includes volunteers that rescue food from grocers and deliver to our distribution center, assemble meal kits, and even deliver to homebound families.
On the Distribution side of operations, volunteers might receive and inventory incoming food deliveries, maintain facilities, and move assembled meal kits from storage to family vehicles as they arrive in designated parking spaces during a scheduled appointment.
Most volunteer assignments are contactless with participants. Food Rescue is great for individuals looking to volunteer without being in groups. Meal Kit Assembly is perfect for small groups looking to stick to their "pod".
To preview available shifts and sign-up please visit our volunteer webpage.
To apply to join Growing Home as a volunteer, complete our Volunteer Interest Form.
To practice good measure we ask you to refrain from signing up at this time if you answer "yes" to any of the below questions:
- Are you under the age of 14?
- Are you part of a high-risk group?
- In the last 14 days:
- have you or someone you are living with or caring for returned from domestic travel to areas with case clusters of Covid-19?
- Have you or someone you are living with or caring for returned from any international travel?
- Presently, are you experiencing any of the symptoms listed by the CDC which include: coughing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell?
- Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.
- Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.