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

Commitment to Community

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IFCS IS A PLACE FOR COMMUNITY

  • The Market @IFCS is an inclusive environment where people from various backgrounds feel welcomed, valued, and treated fairly. The Market @ IFCS is a space created by and for the community. We stock our shelves with donated items, government commodities, and food purchased with grant funds.
  • The Market @ IFCS is supported by a dedicated team of staff, volunteers, donors, and grant funders who work together to provide nutritious, fresh, and culturally relevant food to participants.
  • The Market @IFCS provides additional resources for financial assistance, and enrichment programs, to foster self-sufficiency. We work with other no-cost food programs and low-income services to provide families with additional resources.

POLICIES THAT ENSURE FAIRNESS

  • Each participant will check in using their Food Bank Card and an ID or see a Resource Navigator to assist with enrollment. Then, a volunteer will guide the participant through the Market to shop. Many households depend on The Market. Only take what you need, whether that be less than or up to the written limit for each item. This ensures that there is enough product for all who visit the Market.
  • Some shoppers may depend on an animal for assistance. We request only service dogs trained to perform a task directly related to a person’s disability shop alongside a participant in the Market.
  • To ensure The Market is stocked for each distribution, we abide by strict open and close times. Members of the staff and volunteers are not available to assist when The Market is closed.

RULES THAT ENCOURAGE SAFETY

  • Maintaining a safe shopping experience is a top priority. Individuals suspected of disorderly, disrespectful, or disruptive behavior will not be permitted in The Market, however they may return another day.
  • We would like to give you our full attention. Please ensure uninterrupted communication by ending all phone calls before meeting with our team or starting your shopping. All emergency calls should be answered outside.
  • To keep The Market clean and free of obstruction, we ask that you do not consume food inside the lobby while waiting to shop or while shopping.
  • To ensure that everyone has enough space, we only allow one participant at a time. We ask for your assistance in limiting the number of family members shopping and keeping young children near a well-known adult.

Share Your Story

From program recipients to donors, volunteers to partners, everyone has a story to tell.
Telling these stories nourishes lives by building community. Will you share yours?

How has IFCS Inspired you? Impacted your life? Motivated you to give back to the community?

Would you like to partner with us? Support IFCS programs to nourish lives and help alleviate hunger in our community.

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:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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