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


IFCS: A Denver Area Food Bank and More To Nourish Lives

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

We are in need of Student Sponsors and Food Support Donors to make our 2024 Program a Success for income qualified Kindergarten through 8th grade children in metro Denver, Colorado.

Be a Student Sponsor

Student Sponsors select from grade categories to provide the needed items for participating students. IFCS partners with Roonga, which provides a way to purchase bulk supplies through a wholesale vendor at a fraction of the cost.

Be a Food and Program Support Donor

In addition to backpacks and school supplies for child(ren), the Ready, Set, School! program provides each family with fresh fruit, vegetables, and snacks to start the school year off strong. Your gift also sustains this program with much-needed funding.
Thank you for feeding young stomachs and minds!

Sponsoring 10 or More Children?

If you plan to sponsor 10 or more children as part of a community organization or company, or as an individual: Contact Sandra to set up a Team Drive with your own unique URL and/or to be recognized for your program support. We have posters and fliers to make it easy to promote your charitable giving campaign, and we’d like to feature your name and/or logo if you sponsor 10 or more children.


If you have any questions about this program 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.