Twin Parishes Food Bank

What we do: For low-income individuals and families hope arrives each month in a box of food: beans, rice, meat, vegetables and fruit, milk and cheese. We purchase food and provide clothing for children, the unemployed, the working poor, low-income seniors, and individuals who are disabled. All of our clients live at, or substantially below, the federal poverty measure. Below is a snapshot of a year of service to those in need:

  • Our trucks picked up and distributed 189,000 pounds of food cases at Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR), and at Volunteers of America (VOA)
  • 73,000 pounds of food cases from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
  • Our agency recovers surplus food from other agencies – every Thursday morning our volunteers load between 1,000 – 4,000 pounds of food that could otherwise go to waste
  • Our data confirms that we have provided over 8,000 food boxes to residents this year
  • Our clothing bank provides good used clothing to the needy. On a monthly average, 200 families secure clothing, diapers, shoes, hygiene products, and domestic items for their family members from our clothing area
  • Days and Times of operations: Our doors are open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am 3:00 pm. (We close from Noon to 1 pm for our volunteers to have lunch).

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
    The full non-discrimination statement can be found on the bottom of the Colorado Department of Human Services webpage at this link

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