​Community Food & PPE Drive

​We are in unprecedented and uncertain times and our Thornton neighbors experiencing hunger are turning to local food banks for help putting food on the table.  Supplies are running low.  Your donations are needed now more than ever.  You can help to feed our neighborhood families.  Thornton’s Community Connections and Parks divisions are working with faith-based organizations and food banks to feed our community.

How can I help?

Provide a food or non-food item:

Place your donations in designated boxes at the drop off location closest to you. (See drop-off locations near the end of this page for more information on where you can contribute!)
Items that are needed at this time: 
  • Canned vegetables - particularly corn, tomatoes, and mixed vegetables 
  • Rice 
  • Pasta 
  • Spaghetti sauce 
  • Canned beans 
  • Canned fruit 
  • Macaroni & cheese 
  • Canned soups 
  • Canned tuna in water 
  • Canned chicken 
  • Disinfecting wipes 
  • Gloves 
  • Face masks 
  • Plastic zipper bags – quart and gallon 
  • Boxes for food distribution  

Provide your time:

If you would like to volunteer at a local food bank:

Growing Home

Visit their volunteer page: https://growinghome.org/volunteer/ or contact Iris Abraham at 720-407-198

Adams County Emergency Food Bank

Visit their volunteer page: https://adamscountyfoodbank.org/volunteer/ or contact them at 720-878-3563

Neighbor Outreach of Colorado

They have two food pantries, one at Regis University Thornton Campus Food Pantry and Holy Cross Food Pantry.
Visit their volunteer page: http://www.neighboroutreach.org/volunteer/ or contact them at 720-938-4304

Senior Hub
Drive thru Food Pantry Flyer Distribution
Walk in Federal Heights neighborhood (pre-assigned) and hand out flyers or post on doors (masks and gloves are mandatory).

  • Mondays (flexible schedule)
    May 18,25
    June 1,8,15,22,29
    July 6,13,20,27

Drive thru Food Pantry
Pack food into boxes and assist curb side delivery into client’s cars (masks and gloves are mandatory).

  • Wednesdays 2:00pm-7:00pm @ Water World corner of 90th Ave & Pecos
    May 20,27
    June 3, 10, 17, 24
    July 1,8,15,22,29

 Click here to sign up to volunteer @ the Senior Hub  http://bttr.im/24x9b [bttr.im]

Provide a monetary contribution:

If you would like to give a monetary contribution to a local food bank:

Growing Home
Mail-in donation:
Growing Home
3489 W. 72nd Ave. Suite 112
Westminster, CO 80030

Thornton Community Food Bank
Donate by phone: 303-287-7268

Neighbor Outreach of Colorado
They have two food pantries, one at Regis University Thornton Campus Food Pantry and Holy Cross Food Pantry.
Online donation: http://www.neighboroutreach.org/donate/  
Mail-in donation:
Neighbor Outreach of Colorado attn: Patti Carr
4660 W 105th Drive, Westminster CO 80031.

Food Bank of the Rockies
Online donation: https://www.foodbankrockies.org/give/give-funds/
Mail-in donation:
Please make your check payable to:
Food Bank of the Rockies
10700 E. 45th Ave
Denver, CO 80239
attn: Development Department

Adams County Emergency Food Bank

Senior Hub
Online donation: https://seniorhub.org/donate/
Mail-in donation:
The Senior Hub, Inc.
9025 Grant St, Suite 150
Thornton, CO 80229
Donate By Phone: 303-426-4408

Immaculate Heart of Mary
Online donation: https://ihmco.org/
Donate by phone: 303-452-2041

Where can I drop off my donations?

City of Thornton Locations
​Faith-Based Locations
​Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center 
11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233 

Thornton Community Center 
2211 Eppinger Blvd., Thornton, CO 80229 

Trail Winds Recreation Center 
13495 Holly St., Thornton, CO 80602 

Riverwalk Batting Cages
9830 Riverdale Rd., Thornton, CO 80229 - One free token for One can of food

Thorncreek Golf Course
13555 Washington St., Thornton, CO 80241- One free small bucket of balls for 2 cans of food


Thornton Arts and Culture Center
9209 Dorothy Blvd., Thornton, CO 80229


​Church of God Seventh Day 
9375 Gaylord St., Thornton, CO 80229 

Next Step Christian Church 
12156 Grant Circle, Thornton, CO 80241 

North Metro Church 
12505 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80241 

Northrock Church 
10100 Grant St., Thornton, CO 80229 

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Genesis Church 
11040 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233