The Pantry

  • Part of CCN’ Emergency Walk-In Services, families, teenagers, and individuals – anyone hungry in a crisis or working towards stability – can come receive a little extra support with¬†food.
  • Products include: Nonperishable foods, fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy products, children’s clothes, diapers, shampoos, soaps, and other hygiene products.
  • CCN purchases food and other items at Food Bank of the Rockies, and receives weekly or monthly donations from We Don’t Waste, Sprouts, and St. Pious X Church.

The Need

  • Families in a housing emergency are often walking from agency to agency trying to find a place to stay before the evening comes. CCN sits down with families to figure out their short and long-term options and provide food to sustain them during the transition.
  • Because of obstacles to transportation, finances, and information, many of CCN’s families access 7-11’s and local drug stores as their first-stop-shops for groceries. Neither of which offer the kind of nutrition necessary for healthy minds and bodies.
  • In 2013, SNAP benefits (or food stamps) were cut across the United States. Each family on food stamps receives about $40 less a month to purchase groceries.

Donation Wish List

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Hygiene items (soaps, shampoos, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, personal products, razors, etc.)
  • Laundry detergent (powdered preferred)
  • School uniforms (khakis and collared shirts – maroon, sky blue, and navy blue)
  • New socks and underwear (both children and adults)
  • Diapers
  • Pine sol or similar floor cleaning solution
  • 2 new brooms and dust pans
  • 55 gallon garbage bags
  • Adult and child presents for Christmas

Whether big or small, we appreciate every donation.

 

We are no longer accepting clothing. For more information check out “Changes in the Food Pantry” on the CCN blog.