Contribute to Thanksgiving food drive for Arapahoe County Human Services clients

The season of giving is swiftly approaching and now is your opportunity to do just that. More than 400 vulnerable children, their families, and individuals served by Arapahoe County Human Services are going to need community support this Thanksgiving. 

Every year, Human Services staff brings complete Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of clients and their loved ones who would otherwise go without on the holiday. All hands are needed to ensure that families will receive these meals this year. Human Services has partnered with Brave Church in Englewood to coordinate deliveries across the County. But Human Services still needs your help. 

How to Contribute

Volunteer 

Volunteers are always needed to help pack the meals, deliver them to families and more. Sign up to volunteer at: Thanksgiving Meals Volunteer Registration ENG 2023 | BRAVE Church 

Donate 

The following non-perishable items will be collected through Oct. 27. You can donate a complete meal, certain items on the list, or gift cards so that families can purchase a turkey or other essentials. 

Complete meals: 

  • 1 large box of instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 large box of stuffing
  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 2 cans of corn
  • 2 cans of fruit
  • 1 large box of Jell-O or pudding
  • 1 large can of yams
  • 1 packet of turkey gravy mix
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 1 box of cornbread mix
  • $25 gift card for turkey or ham to King Soopers, Safeway or Walmart
  • 1 large reusable grocery bag to carry complete meals

Extras:
Snack-size items such as granola bars, squeeze apple sauce, crackers to support those without a kitchen. 

Drop Off Locations

The following drop-off locations are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: 

Monetary Donations

If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation, you may do so at http://www.mightycause.com/donate/Acthanksgiving2023. 

Meals will be provided to qualifying families/individuals who are referred to the program by Human Services staff. While donations adequately fulfilled requests for many years, the growing list of families referred to the program during the pandemic has opened opportunities for outside donations. 

For more information, including bulk donations, contact kslater@cztf.net. 

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