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

Donate Food

Everyone can help nourish lives and build a stronger community.

Integrated Family Community Services has been partnering with the community to alleviate hunger since 1964, and we’d love to have your partnership in this mission. From donating garden produce to hosting a drive in your neighborhood, every individual, family, and group can play an important role in making our community stronger. 

IFCS Makes Your Donations Go Further

Hunger is a real problem, but food donations aren’t the most effective solution. Adam explains why in this video from Adam Ruins Everything.

Use the Donate button to support hunger alleviation with a financial gift. If you make recurring, monthly donations of $5 or more, you’ll automatically become an IFCS Compassion Partner.

Donate Garden Produce

Gardeners across the metro area are supporting community hunger relief by donating fresh produce from their local home and community gardens. Grow an extra row for the community, or donate any excess produce in your garden to alleviate hunger!

Using the Fresh Food Connect app, gardeners can schedule drop-off donations of homegrown produce to IFCS, or can arrange delivery directly. We will distribute your garden bounty to hungry households through our Food Market.

Host a Food or Hygiene Drive

The most effective and efficient way to help alleviate hunger in our community is through monetary donations; however, we also welcome donations of shelf-stable, fresh and frozen foods, and hygiene items. When you host a Food or Hygiene Drive, you help to supplement the bulk food delivered to IFCS, provide meals for unhoused individuals, and supply essentials that are not covered by SNAP (federal assistance for low income families).

Consider hosting a drive through your neighborhood, company, school, service club, or organization. Select from these options:

  • General Food Drive
  • Single Meal (Shelf-stable) Food Drive
  • Hygiene Products Drive

Contact us, and we’ll help you  find the best way to nourish lives and build a stronger community. One Can, Two Can, Who Can, You Can!

Donate Grocery Gift Cards

IFCS’ enrichment programs provide low income households with seasonal assistance. This support allows tight budgets to be focused on essentials such as rent, transportation, and medical costs.

  • Ready, Set, School! offers school supply support along with fresh fruit, vegetables, and snacks to start the school year off strong. 
  • Fresh Thanks offers fresh, culturally responsive foods for seasonal holiday meals.
  • Helping Hands for the Holidays offers fresh produce and other supplies to prepare multiple meals for the family during the week, in addition to toys for each child.

We are always looking for new supporters to help provide grocery gift cards for IFCS’ Program Participants.


If you have any questions about the work we do at IFCS, or the best ways to support hunger alleviation, please contact Todd McPherson, Development Director. 

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.