October 2022

George and Jill Schmidt Memorial Food Fund

Community Table is so fortunate to have such dedicated
and compassionate volunteers.  One such volunteer was George Schmidt. He began volunteering after he retired and when we were known as the Arvada Food Bank.

In addition to volunteering, George and his wife Jill were long-time supporters, and it was their desire to continue giving to families in need through a generous bequest that created the George and Jill Schmidt Memorial Food Fund.  

We are very thankful for their generous and thoughtful bequest that will provide food to families in need for years to come.

About George and Jill Schmidt
George and Jill Schmidt met in England during the Korean War, where they were married. After returning to the United States, they moved west in the late 1950s to settle and raise their family in Arvada. 

Jill received her Master of Education from the University of Colorado and became a reading specialist at Wheat Ridge High School for 17 years. George was a mechanical engineer and draftsman who worked for various defense contractors in the area, including Lockheed Martin, Dow Chemical and Sundstrand. 

After retiring, George greatly enjoyed volunteering at the original Arvada Food Bank. Jill and George were long-time supporters of the Arvada Food Bank, and it is with great pleasure they can continue giving through this donation.


In Loving Memory

Ralph H. Jacobson, Founder of the ACFB Foundation

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ralph. H. Jacobson, the founder of the ACFB Foundation. Ralph was a loving father and grandfather and believed in a strong sense of community, having founded and supported many nonprofit organizations. For his dedication and generous contributions to helping families in need, a wing at our facility was named after him.

As the founder and chair of the ACFB Foundation, Ralph helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Community Table and its mission. We will truly miss Ralph and his wonderful smile, warmth and compassion. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. To learn more about Ralph and his remarkable legacy, please visit

About the ACFB Foundation
The Arvada Community Food Bank Foundation was founded in 2014 to provide financial sustainability for Community Table, including supporting needs over and above day-to-day operations. Since its establishment, the ACFB Foundation has provided more than $250,000 to support Community Table activities and operations.


"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.

- Albert Einstein
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 out our
Amazon Wish List for Thanksgiving foods and items we always need.

Or, use the donate button below to make a cash contribtuion.  $10=30 meals!
Give the Gift of Food and Hope Today!
Food Funnies
We Need Your Help

Please volunteer today to help feed your hungry neighbors!

We need CLIENT LIAISONS to monitor people waiting in line to shop in the pantry and obtain other services. Hours needed:
Tuesdays from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, and Wednesdays from 11:45 am - 5:45 pm.

We need Drivers and Substitute Drivers to pick up donated food from local grocery stores using our vehicles. Hours needed: Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:15 - 9:15 am 

We also need help in our WAREHOUSE on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 6:00 pm, Thursdays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, and Fridays from 12:00 - 4:00 pm

If you’re interested in volunteering, please use the link below to complete and submit an online volunteer application.

Online Volunteer Application 
We’ll follow up to provide more info about volunteering at Community Table. For questions, please get in touch with Shannon at 720-437-6398 or 

Your pet can help feed the hungry when you participate in Paws 'n' Play's pet costume contest!

The 17th Annual Paws 'n' Play Pet Howl-oween will be held on Sunday, October 23, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.

Check-in begins at noon at Paws 'n' Play new location at 5545 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. Then 'Trick or Treat' with your pet from Paws 'n' Play to Olde Town Arvada to receive tasty treats and food from merchants until 2:00 pm. Next, head to the Community Banks of Colorado parking lot for the costume contest from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

Register in-store at Paws 'n' Play, 5545 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, or call 303-420-2525 for more information. $15 cash or check registration fee. Learn more.

All proceeds benefit Community Table and help feed hungry neighbors in our community!
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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