IFCS | A Denver Area Food Bank and More to Nourish Lives


60 Years of Nourishing Hope: IFCS’ Best Nibbles & Sips Ever

In February, Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS) marked a significant milestone. Celebrating their 60th year, IFCS has provided vital support to those in need through its food pantry and assistance programs since 1964. Made extra special by the occasion, the annual fundraiser Nibbles & Sips exceeded all expectations, and united the community in the spirit […]

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The Human Touch

Today I am happy to introduce you to one of IFCS’ Corporate Partners: Empower. In this blog entry I share what I learned about this company through interviewing two Empower employees, named “associates,” Damian Bulf and Grace Randazzo, about their involvement with IFCS. Empower associates have a huge heart for community outreach and invest a

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Adding in Protein

To keep IFCS running takes an incredible amount of volunteers and donors. If you read my previous two blog entries, you know that IFCS is a bustling market providing food assistance, and that support from the community keeps IFCS moving forward. Every collaborator plays an important role in alleviating hunger. In this entry, we’ll take

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Perian – From Bank Manager to Food Bank Employee: Caring for Others is a Way of Life

She’s always been a woman of action: practical, efficient, and organized. As a busy, single mother working a full-time job, Perian Cooper still found a way to give back to her community – a gift that would later open doors of opportunity in her own life. Perian learned about Integrated Family Community Service (IFCS) nearly

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Introducing IFCS’ Blog

Hello! I’m Kathryn Adams, a Nurse Freelance Writer who started my career as a Firefighter EMT-B, then RN, and transitioned to professional writing. I grew up volunteering with my mom as a Girl Scout at a local food kitchen for the homeless. This childhood experience initiated a Iife commitment to noticing inequities around me, and

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Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or  retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This statement was updated 8.3.22 in accordance with USDA updates and guidelines.