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

FACES OF iFCS

We Are Community

At IFCS, we nourish lives on multiple levels. Providing wholesome, nutritious meals and fresh produce is an integral component of building a strong community. Everything that we do is in collaboration with community partners. Our service is based on the knowledge that hunger and poverty exist in our community and on the belief that immediate action must be taken. 

Working together enriches the lives of our volunteers and partners while nourishing our community. Meet some of the 6,000 individuals who visit IFCS monthly, along with volunteers and partners who collaborate with us in building a stronger community.

AllisonTaggart
“I believe in our mission and the people that help us make a difference. Every day we come together as a community to succeed past the challenges we face. I love being a part of this awesome group.”
A.T.
IFCS Team Member
JericaJohns
“I didn’t have money to get my kids gifts and I was able to come here and get signed up. It was just amazing.”
J. J.
IFCS Program Participant
KathyReger
“I wanted to do something to help those in need in the Denver area. I am very blessed in my own life and wanted to do something to make someone else’s life a little easier.”
K.R.
IFCS Volunteer
BarbFlood
“When I retired, I was searching for a meaningful way to serve others. I had donated food and money over the years I was teaching, but it feels so good to be part of such a caring organization.”
B.F.
IFCS Volunteer
IFCSBoard AnaHernandez
"I love the meaningful impact IFCS makes on the lives of real people in our community. IFCS is not only providing immediate support for folks who are struggling, but also provides information to help them tap into other resources they may not know are available to them, like SNAP benefits and access to local recreation centers to improve their overall quality of life."
A.H.
IFCS Board
“They have definitely helped me and I'm sure many people at these times of hardship...I truly appreciate what you are all doing.”
R.O.
IFCS Program Participant
SarahRutledge
“I started as a volunteer and the tagline ‘Meet, Greet, and Help Them Eat’ stirred something inside me! … When folks talk about ‘Community,’ IFCS is the true embodiment of Community!”
S.R.
IFCS Donor
“Our partnership with IFCS to provide a Little Free Pantry has made an immeasurable impact on the lives of our patrons and atmosphere of our library.”
M.K.
IFCS Partner

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.

Eligibility and Income Guidelines

Anyone experiencing food insecurity and self-identifying as meeting the Income Guidelines below is eligible for IFCS Food Market services.

Income Guidelines:
As of March 1, 2023, a household may meet income-based standards in either of the following two ways:

  1. Participate in one of these public assistance programs:
    • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
    • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
    • Old Age Pension (OAP)
    • Aid to Needy Disabled (AND)
    • Aid to the Blind (AB)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Medicaid Eligible Foster Children
  1. If the household does not participate in any of the above public assistance programs, the household must meet the requirements based on the chart below, having a combined gross income not exceeding the maximum income limit for the applicable household size.

For IFCS Financial Assistance Programs (Rental and Utility Bill Payment Assistance), we have a service area of western Arapahoe (Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton, and Sheridan) and southwest Denver Neighborhoods. This includes Bear Valley, College View, Fort Logan, Harvey Park, Harvey Park South, Marston & South Platte (Southwest Neighborhoods further defined as being south of Jewell and west of Santa Fe). IFCS Rental Assistance Programs may be limited to the cities listed within Arapahoe County.

For IFCS Enrichment Programs, we have a service area covering:

  • Western Arapahoe County: Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Sheridan, and unincorporated Arapahoe County.
  • Southwest Denver Neighborhoods: Bear Valley, College View, Fort Logan, Harvey Park, Harvey Park South, Marston & South Platte (Southwest Neighborhoods further defined as being south of Jewell and west of Santa Fe).
  • Northern Douglas County: Highlands Ranch, Littleton, and Lone Tree.
  • Southern Jefferson County: Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison (Neighborhoods further defined as being south of Jewell and the C-470 Corridor – including Columbine, Bow Mar, Dakota Ridge, and Ken Caryl Ranch)

 Applications outside of these listed areas will not be accepted. (Central Denver, North Denver, and Aurora applications will not be accepted.)