ACTS FOOD BANK
In 2012, our "all-volunteer" staff provided emergency food to over 8,000 hungry people each month.
ACTS distributed over 100,000 lbs of food each month throughout the Denver and surrounding counties. That's over 1,500 food boxes and over 2,000 hot meals each month! Any overflow is sent to the families of soldiers at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs.
How We Began
In 2003, Nancy began feeding the homeless on the streets of "West Colfax". Shortly later in 2004, the doors to the food bank (formerly Metro Food Bank) were opened to provide emergency food and hope to the multitudes of homeless people, street people, under-the-bridge people, motel people, single moms, families of veterans, seniors, and out-of-work families. Then in 2009, we moved to a larger facility and the A.C.T.S. non-profit organization began.
A.C.T.S. is "A Community Taking a Stand" ...against hunger! Our mission is to provide emergency food to anyone in need.
Our vision is to provide emergency food to anyone in a crisis need. We therefore do not draw geographical boundaries and people from all over Denver may come to get food. We allow participants to come on a weekly basis, (most food banks only allow six times a year), and emergency food is available 24/7.
Our objective is to provide the freshest of food, so we must move it as fast as we can. Bulk food donations averaging 3000 lbs. come in daily and are unloaded by our in-house workforce and volunteers. As of Feb. 2011, a CDL School has graciously stepped in to handle our large pick-ups. We have our own box truck, with a dedicated volunteer driver as well. Our wonderful network partners are on hand when we call for them to come for the overstock of perishables that need to get moved immediately.
Food Bank Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Our average food box weighs over 40 lbs, and includes: meat, canned goods, canned fruits and vegetables, pastries, dairy, prepared food items, produce, and bakery items. There is no need for anyone in our city to go hungry.
During the Food Banks In-Take process, and while our clients are waiting for their food boxes, we offer a cup of hot coffee, pastries and sandwiches are available for emergency needs.
Bread Pantry and Produce Room
The Bread Pantry and Produce Room is set up for our clients to help themselves!
If you are interested in volunteering, or want more information contact Lynette (303)477-0006