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


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

Fresh Thanks Food Distribution will be held

Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Meet us at Arapahoe Community College beginning at 12:00pm for pickup of a Fresh Thanks seasonal grocery box.

Address: 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
(Enter at S. Santa Fe. Dr & S. Sumner St.)

  • Gates open at 11:15am
  • Distribution begins at 12:00pm
  • If you arrive before gates open, you will be turned away

Fresh produce and shelf stable pantry items for holiday celebrations will be distributed, while supplies last.

For Additional Help

If you are not among the 500 who receive a Fresh Thanks grocery box, visit hungerfreecolorado.org for additional holiday meal resources.

Drive-Thru Distribution FAQs

  • Anyone in need of a little help this year for their seasonal, holiday meal.
  • No advanced registration is needed prior to Saturday, November 18, 2023.  Please arrive by 12:00 Noon.

To host this Fresh Thanks event as fairly and orderly as possible, we ask that guests avoid coming too early and creating congestion in parking lots where other activities are occurring. 

  • Gates open at 11:15am
  • Distribution begins at 12:00pm
  • If you arrive before gates open, you will be turned away
  • Distribution begins at 12:00 Noon. 
  • Grocery boxes will be distributed while supplies last.
  • Please come prepared with the number of adults and children who will benefit from the food, as well as your city of residence.
  • You may only pick up for yourself and one other person/family. When you are asked how many you are picking up, you can mention you are picking up for another household. (Limit 2 Fresh Thanks grocery boxes per vehicle)
  • Each Fresh Thanks grocery box will contain fresh, seasonal produce and pantry staples.

  • Food boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to 500 households.
  • Additional food is available Monday through Friday at IFCS’ location in Englewood.

Learn more about The Market @ IFCS.

  • Boxes will be distributed in rain, snow or sunshine. If we have to cancel due to extreme weather, check back at our website for updated information.
  • To ensure health safety, please remain in your vehicle.
  • No, this is a Drive-Thru Food Distribution. Ask family, friend or neighbor to help with transportation.

Have Questions?

If you need more information, please contact us or call: 303-789-0501

Holiday Gift and Food Support

Our Helping Hands for the Holidays program registration closed October 20, 2023. Please check back next year.

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.