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


Service “from Scratch”

IFCS (Integrated Family Community Services) provides basic human services for families and individuals with the goal of self-sufficiency. We provide financial assistance, food, school supplies, boxes, and other resources as well as vouchers for local recreation centers. Since 1964 we have supported the Denver community through the loyal support of volunteers, community partners, corporate sponsors, and numerous generous donors, we have remained open, and continually adapting to current needs.

This blog is a glimpse into the “secret ingredients” that have built our nonprofit “from scratch,” and continue to make IFCS into what we hope will be a lasting, valued resource for the community. Thank you for being a part of IFCS!

“Essential Ingredients”: Continuing the Legacy

2024 is IFCS’ 60th anniversary! This is a celebratory time as we prepare for the highly anticipated Nibbles & Sips gala, which will take place on February 24, 2024 from 5:00-8:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. “Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” Nibbles & Sips embodies this

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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 lot of time, money, and

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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 a close look at one

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IFCS’ Main Ingredient: Community

Hello! Today I am revisiting IFCS’ fresh food Market and would like to tell you more about what is happening here. Going behind the scenes, I was able to see things that aren’t visible to the public: there’s a lot to be excited about! During Todd McPherson’s video tour of the Market at IFCS (which I shared about in my

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Starting “from Scratch” in 1964

Today I went undercover to discover some of the secret ingredients behind the successful food bank of Integrated Family Community Services Market. As some of you know, I live up in the mountains near Monarch Ski Resort so Todd McPherson (Development Director) gave me a virtual tour around The Market via his mobile phone. It was fun to be able

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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 the desire to contribute to

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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.