The “WHERE TO FIND FOOD ASSISTANCE IN BOULDER & BROOMFIELD COUNTIES” brochure is available for download here.
Below is a list of local nonprofit organizations that are open to the public. Community Food Share provides food to these organizations, who in turn distribute it to their clients. All food distributed by Community Food Share and the nonprofit organizations we serve is distributed free of charge.
Community Food Share makes fresh produce, bread, dairy and pantry items available free of charge though the following programs:
Weekly groceries for families whose children are enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program at their school, Boulder County Head Start or Wild Plum Center, or families receiving benefits from WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children).
Please bring a picture ID, proof of residence and a letter from one of the organizations listed above to enroll.
Feeding Families Program Hours: Wednesday 10-3:45, Thursday 8:30-1:45, and Friday 8:30-1:45 (be here 30 minutes prior to closing so you have time to shop)
Click here for an applcation in English or Click here for an application in Spanish
Elder Share/Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Supplemental groceries distributed twice a month to low-income seniors (60+years old) at neighborhood locations. Grocery delivery is available for home-bound seniors. Please call 303-652-3663 to learn about income guidelines, dates and locations.
Click here for an application in English, Click here for an application in Spanish or Click here for an application in Russian
Anyone who walks in our door in need of food assistance will receive emergency help. Community Food Share is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.
Please call 303-652-3663 with questions about Community Food Share or other food resources. Several staff members speak Spanish.
Community Food Share
650 S. Taylor Ave.
Louisville, CO 80027
See the Contact Us page for a map.
Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)
1575 Yarmouth, Boulder
Food Pantry Hours: 9:30am to 4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Wednesday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm Thursday: 9:30am to 6:00pm
Harvest of Hope
2960 Valmont Rd.
For clients with kitchens, Monday through Friday 8:30am to 10:30am
For clients without kitchens, Monday through Friday 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
4869 North Broadway, Boulder
For all adults in need. Breakfast served to all 6:00am to 8:00 am daily, year-round. Closed from 10am to 4:30pm.
Evening meal served to overnight shelter occupants daily. Overnight shelter is open from October through April. 6:30pm to 7:15pm
1120 1/2 Pine St. (behind the 1st Congregational Church); Day Shelter M-F 9-3
Breakfast served Monday through Friday 9:00am to 9:30am
Lunch served 11:30am to 1:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday – meal served at 1st United Methodist Church – 14th & Spruce St., 5:00 pm to 6:00pm, no phone
Tuesday- meal served at Mountain View United Methodist, 355 Ponca Place, 5:00 pm to 6:00pm, 303-494-5025
Fridays – meal served at St. John’s Episcopal Church – 1419 Pine St. 5:00 pm to 6:00pm, 303-442-5246
Lamb’s Ministry of First Presbyterian Church
1820 15th St. (Annex at 16th & Walnut)
Breakfast 8:00 am to 9:30am on Thursdays, year-round Lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Saturdays, November through April
Sunday Soup Program – open to all
Lunch is served at a different church each Sunday of the month:
1st Sunday – St. John’s Episcopal Church – 1419 Pine St. 12:00pm-1:30 pm, 303-442-5246
2nd Sunday- Trinity Lutheran Church – 2200 Broadway 12:30pm-1:30 pm, 303-442-2300
3rd Sunday – First United Methodist Church – 1421 Spruce St. 12:30pm -1:30pm, 303-442-3770
4th Sunday – First Congregational Church – 1128 Pine St. 12:30pm-1:30pm, 303-442-1787
5th Sunday – First Presbyterian Church – 1820 15th St. 12:30pm-1:30pm, 303-402-6400
O.U.R. Center Intake Center
Register at 303 Atwood for food assistance, 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. (Tuesdays until 5:30pm)
O.U.R. Center Hospitality Center
250 3rd Ave. 303-772-5529
Lunch: 11:30am to 1:00pm, every day of the week.
Breakfast: Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 9:30am
Westview Presbyterian Church
1500 Hover St.
The church Food Pantry is open the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Community Food Share TEFAP Mobile Pantry
Distributed in the parking lot of Westview Presbyterian Church, 1500 Hover St.
First and third Tuesday of each month, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
303-652-3663 for more information.
Community Food Share is a distributor of TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program of the federal government) in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. To be eligible for TEFAP commodities, household income must be within 185% of the federal poverty level. TEFAP food is available once per month. Photo ID and proof of residence is required. TEFAP Nondiscrimination Statement
Vinelife Community Church
7845 Lookout Rd., (Near Gunbarrel)
Wellspring Storehouse: food pantry & clothing
Hours: 11:30pm to 12:30 pm Sunday
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Food Pantry
804 S Lincoln St.
720-864-2338; call to register for weekly Food box delivery
Community Food Share Mobile Pantry at YMCA
Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA in Longmont
950 Lashley Street
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Participants must bring:
Photo ID and proof of current address in Boulder or Broomfield County (piece of mail for example).
Mobile Pantry at Longmont YMCA – Despensa Movil en Longmont YMCA
Call 303-652-3663 for more information.
Sister Carmen Community Center
for Lafayette, Louisville & Superior residents only
655 Aspen Ridge Dr., Lafayette
Food Bank Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:30am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesdays 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Louisville Community Food Bank
United Methodist Church of Louisville
741 Jefferson Ave.
(for Louisville residents only) Walk-ins welcome.
Food pantry hrs: Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00am to 12:00pm
North Denver Cares Food Pantry
6900 W. 117th Ave., #700 W
Tuesday & Wednesday from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursdays 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Seniors only on Thursdays 9:00am to 11:00am
Emergency baskets available on request.
Broomfield FISH, Inc.
26 Garden Center, Ste. # 1
For Broomfield residents in need.
Open Monday through Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm, and 1:00 to 4:00pm. (Wednesdays until 6:30pm)
Call first for an appointment to come to the food pantry.
Lyons Community Food Pantry
350 Main St., Lyons
Wednesdays 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Mountain Community Resource Center
Ward Fire Hall, Ward, CO 80481
Hours: Last Saturday of the month, 12:00pm to 1:00 pm
Call first for an appointment to come to the food pantry. Celeste 303-459-3358 or Beth 303-459-0459
Nederland Food Pantry
located in the Community Center
750 North Highway 72
For Western Boulder County residents in need.
Open 10:00am – 12:00 on Saturdays
or 1st and last Thursday of each month 10:00am – 12:00
Allenspark Community Cultures Council, Community Cupboard Food Bank
14863 Highway 7, Allenspark, 80510
Food pantry 303-494-8934
Food program hours: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 2-4pm.
Erie Food Pantry – for Erie residents only
635 Pierce St.
Thursdays from 12:00pm to 2 pm
2-1-1, operated by the United Way is a number to call for referrals to human service organizations in the Denver/Boulder area. It is like 9-1-1 for emergencies, only it is 2-1-1 for referrals to services for those in need.
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: (Listed for your convenience; They do not receive food from us.)
SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) Programs :
Boulder – Broadway & Iris 303-441-1000 http://www.co.boulder.co.us
Longmont – 529 Coffman St. #100, 303-678-6000
Broomfield – 6 Garden Center 720-887-2200 http://www.ci.broomfield.co.us
Resource and income guidelines apply.
Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday
W.I.C. Supplemental food for low income pregnant women, infants and young children. Sites:
Boulder – 3482 Broadway, 303-413-7520
Longmont – 529 Coffman St., 303-678-6130
Lafayette/Louisville – 1345 Plaza Court N, #4A, 720-564-2213
Broomfield – 6 Garden Center, 720-887-2225
For pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women in Boulder County with infants and children up to age five. Income guidelines apply.
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday; call for appointment
To find help in Boulder County, you may also go to www.bouldercountyhelp.org for more resources.
School lunches, free & reduced (a federal program)
For schoolchildren of low income families. Apply at the school office of the school your child attends.