The Program

  • Partnering with Hunger Free Colorado and the Free/Reduced School Lunch Program , CCN coordinates sites throughout Aurora and east Denver to offer food, activities, and education during the summer months every day of the week.
  • Volunteers and staff knock doors and the kids run out to get some tasty food, play games, and receive much needed attention.
  • In 2013, CCN and it’s partners served over 17,000 meals.

The Neighborhood

  • Around 85% of the kids enrolled in the elementary schools surrounding CCN are on the Free/Reduced School Lunch program.
  • Sites are hosted near motels, low-income apartments, and refugee housing complexes where the large populations of children are considered vulnerable.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Host a Site: If you are in east Denver or Original Aurora and are interested in partnering with CCN to feed hundreds of children, contact Mary Pritchard, Outreach Coordinator of CCN, at for more information. 
  • Play at a Site: In these neighborhoods, there are lots of children who are not identified as homeless, but also don’t have the kind of homes that raise a child with affection and sensible guidance. You can make a difference by coming out to play and eat with them for a few hours.

Partnering Organizations

  • Hunger Free Colorado
  • Share Our Strength
  • Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Lunchbox Express
  • Montclair Community United Methodist Church
  • St. Pious X Catholic Parish
  • Mosaic Church of Aurora
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Library
  • Villa Verde Apartments
  • Shadow Tree Apartments