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cotable.org                          June 2022

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Mark your calendar for these FREE events happening in June. 
Scroll through the newsletter below to learn more. 


All events take place at Community Table unless otherwise noted.

 
 
Introducing...

Please help us welcome our newest team member.

 

Valerie Albicker began volunteering at Community Table in the pantry in 2020. She had recently relocated to Arvada from Boulder and wanted to learn more about her new community. In April of 2022, she was hired as a part-time Case Manager to help with emergency financial assistance, aid for unsheltered people, public benefits applications and more. 

Valerie’s background is in business and education. Her life took a turn in 2017 when she quit her job at the University of Colorado and signed up to be a Peace Corps volunteer, where she served as an ESL teacher and youth development specialist in Thailand for two years. She is thrilled to work with people in need in the Bridges to Opportunity program. 


To schedule an appointment with Valerie, please contact her at 720-437-6399 or valbicker@cotable.org.

Arvada Resident Rebate

Application is open. Deadline is August 31.

ARVADA, CO - MARCH 08: Signs for the city of Arvada along Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada, Colorado on March 8, 2016.
The City of Arvada offers tax rebates to qualified residents through the Resident Rebate Program. The Program runs from May through August. Rebate amounts are $85 for the first person and $50 for additional persons. Partial residency rebates are offered on a pro-rated basis.

All qualified residents must fill out an application each year and provide proof of income.


Click here to learn more and apply.
 

FREE Cooking Demos, Tastings and Classes

We've teamed up with Cooking Matters for delicious food tips, tricks and recipes!


This month, a chef from Cooking Matters will be onsite demonstrating how to prepare delicious meals using June TEFAP food items and ingredients from our Client Choice Pantry. 

FREE Cooking Demos and Tastings
You don't need to register. Drop by any time during demo hours.

Tuesday, June 14
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday, June 17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cooking Matters will also offer a live cooking class at Community Table. Adults who participate in the cooking class receive a $10 grocery gift card.


FREE "Money-Saver Alert" Cooking Class
Registration required. Please use the link below to register.

Saturday, June 18
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This class will discuss how to use everything you have (or have access to), practice using 'hard-to-utilize' ingredients in various recipes, discuss how to save foods you can't use right away, and limit food waste with children while still introducing new foods.


CLICK HERE to register for the Money-Saver alert cooking class.

Jeffco Help is Back

Help with benefit applications is closer and easier than you think!


An Eligibility Specialist from Jefferson County Human Services will be at Community Table twice a month to assist with public benefits applications for:

  • SNAP (food stamps)

  • Medicaid

  • Financial Assistance programs (TANF, OAP, etc.)


1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month from Noon to 4:00 pm

Walk-ins are available on a space-available basis.


To schedule an appointment, contact Gretchen at 720-437-6388 or gparker@cotable.org.

FREE Books 


Next time you shop in our pantry, you can also pick up books for your family!

Thanks to BookGive, we have books for all ages that are FREE to take home, keep and enjoy.

BookGive is a local book charity dedicated to sparking a lifelong love of reading by supplying the community with free books. They distribute new and gently used books from their service station to individuals, schools and nonprofits throughout metro Denver.

 

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."   

 Dr. Seuss  

Everyday Eats


Everyday Eats (formerly known as CSFP - Commodity Supplemental Food Program) is a food support program for qualifying Coloradans age 60+ to help keep healthy food staples in their kitchens. 

If you qualify for Everyday Eats, you can pick up your monthly package in our parking lot on the third Wednesday of the month, from 9 to 11 a.m. Packages include rice, beans, cereal and canned goods with plenty of low-sodium and diabetic-friendly options. To make nutritious, complete meals, you can supplement this free program with fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy by shopping in our Client Choice Pantry or using your SNAP benefits. 

Transportation or Mobility Issues? You can designate family members or friends to pick up your Everyday Eats package. 


To learn more about the program and see if you qualify, visit everydayeatsco.org or call 303-866-5097. 

We're Joining the Link2Feed Network

Connecting families to food and resourcesLink2Feed (@link2feed) / Twitter


We’re partnering with Food Bank of the Rockies and joining hundreds of other food pantries in Colorado that use Link2Feed to help families get the food and resources they need quicker, easier and with fewer forms and paperwork. 

In April, Community Table transitioned to the Link2Feed client registration system and started issuing pantry cards with barcodes. The “barcode” is your ticket to accessing food and resources at Community Table and other Link2Feed pantries without completing more paperwork. Link2Feed offers convenient online registration and information and materials in English, Russian, Vietnamese, Spanish and French.  

By sharing basic information about your household, you can help make the Link2Feed network more robust and connected. The more information we have, the better services and resources we can recommend to help you and your family. And the collective data will help us better understand hunger in our community and develop much-needed programs and services. Link2Feed is safer than storing information on paper and has high-security standards similar to what banks use. All information is kept private and is never shared with the government or any outside party. 

Don't Miss a Message!

We’re adding text messaging to our communication tools to share important information with you quicker and easier.

Keep your family up-to-date on food resources and other assistance by providing your mobile phone number next time you visit.

We promise never to share your personal information and only send text messages about timely matters such as unexpected closures, changes to open hours, special programs, food availability, etc.


 

Help with Rent, Utilities and More
Are you worried about paying rent or utility bills? Need help applying for SNAP, Medicaid or other benefits? Have another emergency? We can help!

 

Walk-ins are welcome during pantry shopping hours.

For faster service, we recommend scheduling an appointment for one-on-one assistance by contacting:

Gretchen: 720-437-6388 or gparker@cotable.org

Valerie: 720-437-6399 or valbicker#cotable.org

Pantry Shopping




 





Our shelves are stocked with fresh produce, meat, dairy products, canned goods, bread and personal care items!
 
No residency requirements or documents are necessary.

* Shop in person and choose your food.
* Volunteers are available to answer questions and help you shop.
* Only ONE shopper per family, please. If space is available, other family members may wait in our lobby.
* If you need childcare, please plan to shop on Wednesdays when our child waiting area is open from 12 to 2 pm.
* TEFAP is available when shopping in the pantry.
* Please bring a photo ID each time you shop in the pantry. For identification purposes only. We value your privacy and do not share your information without your authorization.

Pantry Shopping Hours 
Mon, Tue and Fri: Noon - 3:45 pm 
Wed: Noon - 5:45 pm 
Thu: 10:00 am - 3:45 pm
Community Table Health Clinic is Open







 


MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR CARE TODAY
 
We’ve teamed up with the Red Rocks Community College Physician Assistant Program to provide FREE basic medical care for uninsured and underinsured adults. Visit the Community Table Health Clinic to receive the same care a family doctor would provide.

Want to know more?
 Click here to watch a video about the health clinic.

Clinic Hours
5:30 - 8:00 pm 
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month

Requirements
* For adults only (18+) who do not have medical insurance or are underinsured.
* Appointments are required to receive care.
* People experiencing homelessness are welcome to use the clinic.
* No documentation or residency requirements.

 
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bernadette at bvelasquez@cotable.org or 720-437-6389.
Saturday Food Boxes










 


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Upcoming Saturday Food Box Distribution Dates, 10 am - 12 noon:
  • June 4
  • June 18

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure you receive food, please arrive early. We have a set number of boxes to distribute on Saturdays. If we run out, we will close for the day.


We distribute food boxes on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10 am to 12 noon. This is in addition to our Monday through Friday distribution. Please note: Saturday food box distribution dates may vary in months with national holidays.
 
- No ID, document or residency requirements.  
- Drive up or walk up and pick up food boxes.
- Selection varies daily. Food boxes include fresh produce, canned and boxed goods, bread, meat, dairy products, milk and personal care items.
- TEFAP is NOT available for box pick up.

Food Box Hours 
Mon, Tue and Fri: Noon - 3:45 pm 
Wed: Noon - 5:45 pm 
Thu: 10:00 am - 3:45 pm
1st and 3rd Sat: 10 am - 2 pm   (Box pick up only. The pantry is closed on Saturdays.)
Child Waiting Area is Open Again


We're happy to announce our child waiting area is open again. Now, you'll be able to shop in the pantry and get other help while we watch your kiddos. Our supervised children's play area is open:

  • Wednesdays: 12 noon - 2 pm

For more information, please call 303-424-6685.

Your privacy is important to us. We do not share information with anyone unless authorized by you.

For the latest news about Community Table programs, events and closures, visit our website at cotable.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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