January 2023



With your help, we collected 33,096 pounds of food!

A GIANT thank you to everyone who participated in the 25x25 Community Food Drive, including those who donated food, hosted food drives at their businesses and organizations, and to our friends at Arvada Center, Apex Park and Recreation District, Wheat Ridge City Hall, King Soopers Candelas and Wheat Ridge Recreation Center for hosting collection barrels at their sites.

Many thanks to Danielle Dascalos, Jean Gordon and everyone else that helped spread the word.


It was truly a COMMUNITY food drive!

We couldn't have done it without you!!

The food we collected will provide nearly 28,000 meals!!!

Thank you!!!!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the food drive and the ongoing need.


“The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.” 

- Richard P. Feynman
January is National Soup Month

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways—chunky, clear, creamy, spicy, savory or sweet, sometimes hot, sometimes cold. There are a million ways to enjoy soup! And many kinds of soup are nutritious too. Go ahead and indulge and get souped up on soup this month.

National Soup Month is also a great time to donate soup to Community Table so hungry families can drive away hunger and those chilly winter blues with a hot bowl of soup.

We accept food donations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National Soup Month Timeline*

20,000 B.C.
Soup Immemorial
Evidence suggests the existence of soup as far back as 20,000 B.C. when hot rocks and clay vessels were used for cooking soup.

The First Soup Shop
The first soup shop opened in Paris in 1765, selling soup as a remedy for physical exhaustion.

The Shape of Soup to Come
Condensed soup was invented in 1897 by a chemist, Dr. John T. Dorrance, for the Campbell Soup Company.

Pop Art Soup
Andy Warhol painted the famous Campbell soup cans in 1962. He confessed to drinking Campbell soup for lunch for 20 years.

*Adapted from 

Renew your Driver's License in our Parking Lot!

We've partnered with DMV2GO to provide DMV services in our parking lot!

DMV2GO is the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles program on wheels that makes it easier for people to access motor vehicle services by bringing the DMV to them!

Services Include:

  • Issuing new Colorado driver's licenses and identification cards
  • Renewing Colorado driver's licenses and identification cards

  • Processing out-of-state transfers

  • Accessing motor vehicle records

  • Processing reinstatements

  • Providing Colorado Roads and Community Safety Act services

Third Friday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Upcoming Dates:

  • January 20
  • February 17

Community Table Parking lot at 8555 West 57th Avenue in Arvada

Checks, credit and debit cards only. No cash accepted.


For more information, please visit 

Winter Weather Reminder

If we need to close or delay opening due to inclement weather, we will post information on the following:

  • Our website -

  • On our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages


Turn your Tax Refund in to Food!

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If you get a state income tax refund, you can donate some or all to help feed hungry families in our community.

The state initiative, ReFUND CO, that began in 2020 puts you in control of deciding if you want to donate some or all of your tax refund to a Colorado nonprofit. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3:

1. Decide how much of your refund to donate.

2. Enter Community Table and our registration number 20033002744 in the Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund line on your state income tax return or tax software—or give this info to your tax preparer when you share your tax documents.

3. Smile knowing you’ve helped feed a hungry family!


You can learn more at




Food Funnies
Heart Throb 5k

Grab those you love and get your heart pumping on the Saturday before Valentine's Day. 

3W Races annual Heart Throb 5k benefiting Community Table is Saturday, February 11, 2023. The race winds through Memorial Park in Arvada, and all ages, fitness levels and abilities are welcome.

Stick around after your 5k run (or walk!) for food, photos, awards, prize drawings, after-party and to cheer on fellow runners at the finish line. A holiday run would not be the same without your loved ones, so share this event with family and friends. Groups of five or more get special team pricing. 

Race Day Food Drive
Racers, volunteers and spectators who bring FIVE canned goods to the food drive at the run will be entered into 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. 

You Shop. They Eat.

Whether you're shopping in a store or online, you can help feed hungry families at no cost to you.

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!

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

Help feed the hungry when you do your holiday shopping on Amazon Smile.

It's easy. Just log in at and select Arvada Community Food Bank (our legal name) as the charity you want to support. Amazon will donate a percentage of the money you spend to Community Table to help us feed families who do not have enough to eat.

Amazon Wish List
To help support our work, we've created a Wish List on AmazonSmile.

We recently added cold-weather items such as hand and feet warmers, hats, scarves and gloves to our wish list. Some of the items we need support our new shower and laundry services. Other items help those on foot or using public transportation to transport food home. It's easy to purchase items on our wishlist.

Step 1: CLICK HERE to view our wish list.

Step 2: Select the items you want to donate and click 'Add to Cart.'

Step 3: Click 'Checkout.' Community Table is already designated as the delivery address for your convenience.

Step 4: Place your order, and keep the order confirmation for your records. Our nonprofit tax identification number is 74-2250374. 

Your Gift to Community Table is in Good Hands!


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


Community Table has a Platinum Seal of Transparency on Candid/GuideStar, a 4-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.

Give the Gift of a Warm Meal Today!

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