Ready, Set, School! is an annual drive hosted by Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS) to collect new backpacks, grade-appropriate school supplies, and grocery boxes of nutritious items to start the school year off strong.

We are still in need of Food Support Donors to make our 2022 Program a Success for income qualified Kindergarten through 8th grade children in metro Denver, Colorado.

Be a Food and Program Support Donor

In addition to backpacks and school supplies for child(ren), the Ready, Set, School! program provides food support for the participants’ families. Grocery boxes are filled with fresh fruit, vegetables, and snacks for the kids as well as enough food for meals to feed the entire family for one week.  
Thank you for feeding young stomachs and minds!

Thanks to our 250 Student Sponsors!

Due to a generous outpouring of support, all of our Ready, Set, School! children have been sponsored. However, food donations are still needed so we can provide groceries to the families. 


If you have any questions about this drive or the work we do at IFCS, please contact Sandra Blythe-Perry, Executive Director. 

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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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