November 2022

25x25 Food Drive Challenge

Please help us collect 25,000 pounds of food by December 25!


Like most food pantries, we rely on donated food to help feed thousands of hungry families every year. Donated food keeps our pantry shelves stocked, and it provides choice and variety for the families we help. Unfortunately, the pandemic and its aftermath disrupted our grocery rescue program and caused an overall decline in food donations. Grocery rescue is the practice of collecting fresh edible food from grocery stores and other food outlets that would otherwise go to waste.

“Even though the community has generously supported hungry families and us throughout the pandemic and its aftermath, our supply chain has still not returned to pre-pandemic levels. Food donations and grocery rescue are just not keeping pace with the increased need. And now, with the addition of record-setting inflation, we are feeding more families than ever,” explained Community Table President and CEO Sandy Martin. “For instance, in September 2021, we provided food for 1,600 people. This September, 3,250 people visited us for food—doubling the number of people we need to feed.”

“We’re excited about the 25 x 25 food drive. Last year was the first year for the drive, and we collected 25,777 pounds of food. This year we’re hoping to not only replenish our food inventory but raise awareness about hunger in the metro area,” said Martin. “This year’s 25 x 25 food drive kicks off during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, designed to educate the public, draw attention to the problem of poverty and build up a base of volunteers and donors for local organizations like us. Community Table is not the only pantry affected by the pandemic. Many other hunger relief agencies have seen their supply chains decline while the number of hungry families continues to increase.”

Next time you’re grocery shopping, please pick up a few extra items for those in our community who do not have enough to eat. We need all types of non-perishable food and personal care products. Please drop off your donations at one of our community collections sites or directly to Community Table. Look for our food drive barrels beginning November 14 that look like a giant can of corn at these locations:

25×25 Collection Sites
(Open Nov 14 - Dec 25)

Community Table: 8555 West 57th Avenue

Apex Center: 13159 West 72nd Avenue

Arvada Center: 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard

King Soopers Candelas: 14967 Candelas Parkway

Wheat Ridge Recreation Center:  4005 Kipling Street

Wheat Ridge City Hall: 7500 West 29th Avenue



We’re inviting businesses, churches, service organizations and other groups to participate in the 25×25 challenge by hosting food drives at their locations for employees, customers, and members. To make participation even easier, we’ll supply boxes and pick up donations. To schedule a donation pick-up, CLICK HERE.

Download a 25×25 food drive flyer HERE.


"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."

- Pablo Picasso
Be the First to Give!

Early Giving Begins November 1

Cutting back on food is a challenging but often necessary choice for families struggling to make ends meet, especially considering the impact of not having enough to eat. Hungry children don't do well in school. Hungry adults may not be able to hold a job, and not having enough to eat affects the ability of older adults to manage illness and maintain their health.

When you support Community Table on Colorado Gives Day, you can help put an end to families having to decide between buying food and paying other expenses. And you can help stabilize families and give them the resources they need to be self-reliant.

You don't have to wait until December 6 to make your Colorado Gives Day donation. You can make it today by clicking the DONATE NOW button below.



Thank you for thinking of your friends
and neighbors in need! 

Thanksgiving Fixings Food Drive

We need your help so all families can have a nourishing and Happy Thanksgiving.

Every year, we raise funds to help ensure all families can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. We provide grocery gift cards to purchase turkeys and stock our warehouse with seasonal favorites.

You can help ensure all families have a nourishing and happy holiday by donating food and grocery gift cards. In 2021, we gave out 700 $25 gift cards.

Thanksgiving Needs:
. Pie crust mix
. Evaporated milk
. Gravy powdered, canned and bottled
. Fried onions
. Mushroom soup 
. Stuffing mix
. Boxed instant potatoes
. Canned pumpkin, yams, green beans, potatoes, corn and cranberry sauce
. $25 Grocery gift cards

Foods We Always Need

It's been a busy summer, and we need donations to keep our shelves stocked and provide choices and variety for the families we help. We always need:

. Peanut butter
. Canned fruit
. Cereal
. Condiments (ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise)
. Spaghetti sauce
. Pasta
. Canned beans
. Canned meat and tuna
. Personal care items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, body wash, diapers, laundry pods)

We gratefully accept food donations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8555 West 57th Avenue in Arvada.


No time to shop?  Check our
Amazon Wish List for Thanksgiving foods and items we always need.

Or, use the donate button below to make a cash contribution.  $10=30 meals!
Give the Gift of Food and Hope Today!
Your Donation is in Good Hands!

Woohoo! We earned a 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator!

A 4-Star rating is the highest rating a nonprofit can receive, and means we exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in our cause.

You can learn more about our 4-Star rating by visiting our page on Charity Navigator.

Charity Navigator is the premier trust indicator millions of people use annually to help guide their charitable giving. Their rating system gives donors confidence knowing the organizations that are highly rated on Charity Navigator efficiently steward donations and are accountable and transparent. 


In addition, we also earned a 'Platinum Seal of Transparency' on GuideStartheir highest ratingand we are a Better Business Bureau 'Accredited Charity.' Our ratings mean you can trust your donation will be used to help those in need in your community.

Food Funnies
Turkey Trek

Get ready to Trek, Trot and Toddle!

3W Races' annual Thanksgiving run benefiting Community Table is Saturday, November 19.

The race includes a 10k Turkey Trek, a 5k Turkey Trot and a 2k Turkey Toddle, along with fun challenges like chugging eggnog, filling your pumpkin pie hole and hopping over hay bales. 

Race Day Food Drive
Racers, volunteers and spectators who bring FIVE canned goods to the race day food drive will be entered in a raffle for prizes from local businesses, including race entries, gift certificates, apparel and more!

Plus, when you register for the race, you can make a donation to help feed the hungry in our community. 

CLICK HERE for more information and to register. 

King Soopers Community Rewards

When you link your King Soopers shopper's card to Community Table, we'll receive a donation every time you shop for groceries at no cost to you!



People who have linked their King Soopers shopper's cards to support Community Table have helped provide more than 54,000 meals at no cost to them.

Please take a couple of minutes today to link your shopper's card. There couldn't be an easier way to make a difference and help feed hungry families.

CLICK HERE to link your shopper's card to support Community Table.

Your Gift to Community Table is in Good Hands!


With each $1 you donate, we can provide enough food
for THREE satisfying and nutritious meals.


Community Table has a Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar, a 3-Star rating on Charity Navigator and we are a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, which means you can trust we will use your donation to help your neighbors in need.

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