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

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Together, we build a better tomorrow.

Welcome to Integrated Family Community Services! We’ve been partnering with the community to alleviate hunger since 1964, and would love to have your partnership in this mission. From financial and food donations to volunteer opportunities, there are ways for every individual, family or group to collaborate with IFCS.

Alleviate Hunger with a Donation

Watch this video from Adam Ruins Everything for an amusing and insightful commentary on food donations and the best way to support hunger alleviation.

Use the Donate button to make a gift in support of IFCS programs. Donors who make recurring, monthly donations of $5 or more automatically become IFCS Compassion Partners.

IFCS Volunteer Core

Help IFCS as a Volunteer

Integrated Family Community Services is a small organization with a large impact. Regularly scheduled or episodic, individual volunteers, families or small volunteer groups, all help staff complete the day-to-day tasks involved in serving our community. Volunteers assist staff with food collection and distribution, administration of Enrichment Programs, and special events.

Host a Drive

Host a Food or Hygiene Drive

Monetary donations are the most effective and efficient way to help us respond to hunger in our community; however, we also welcome donations of shelf-stable, fresh and frozen foods and hygiene items.

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

  • General Food Drive
  • On-the-Go Meal (Shelf-stable, No-Cook) Food Drive
  • Hygiene Products Drive

Contact us, and we’ll assist you in finding the best way to support this cause. One Can, Two Can, Who Can, You Can!

IFCS Volunteer Core

Be a Community Partner

IFCS’ relationship with local businesses, community organizations and service agencies are an integral part of our services. We are always looking for new partners to work with us and help provide resources. Such support helps IFCS respond to the ongoing needs of our community.

Explore ideas for building a custom Community or Corporate Partnership with IFCS, or contact our Development Director to begin the conversation about what might work best for your group.

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.

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.)