Bienvenidos Food Bank at 38th and Pecos has been helping North Denver families for 43 years. This year, as the holidays approach, they could use yours.
Bienvenidos helps approximately 200 families every week, providing enough food for 300,000 meals over the course of a year. As you’re considering your holiday giving, Bienvenidos executive director Greg Pratt hopes you keep them in mind.
With so many new families in North Denver, Pratt said, many people aren’t familiar with the work they do for the community. Through deals he’s managed to work out with grocery stores, Pratt said a $1 contribution allows him to buy $9 worth of food.
He said monetary contributions are the most effective way to help community members in need. The food bank does, of course, also accept direct contributions of food, often canned food drives from schools and youth organizations who help kids learn the importance of helping their community.
Donations can be made online at bienvenidosfoodbank.org or mailed to Bienvenidos Food Bank, P.O. Box 11948, Denver, CO 80211.
Bienvenidos also participates in Colorado Gives Day (an online event to increase charitable giving by boosting donations), scheduled this year on Dec. 10.
If you are looking for help filling your pantry this holiday season, Bienvenidos is open most Thursday mornings and has a mobile site on Colfax once each month. Food assistance is open to everyone in the community and recipients don’t need to provide income documentation.
For specific times to pick up food or if you have any questions, you can visit bienvenidosfoodbank.org or call 303-433-6328.