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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Lafayette CO

Sister Carmen Community Center Food Bank
Lafayette, CO 80026
Details: Anyone in need who lives in our service area can visit the Food Bank. Food Bank participants may receive food assistance up to twice per month, or more in special circumstances. The Food Bank is a lot like a grocery store – participants choose their own items using a shopping cart. The exact amount of food provided depends on household size (on average, participants receive 148+lbs. of food per visit). Our Food Bank is open 5 days a week on a walk in basis, no appointment is needed. We are committed to providing nutritious choices for our participants. The majority of our food comes from donations from individuals and from community food drives. Local vendors, farms, and gardens also contribute excess/overstock food and toiletry items. Some of our produce comes from our own organic garden. About 30% of our staple items come from Community Food Share, our local Feeding America affiliate. We also purchase food through our Bulk Food Cooperative. Our Food Bank receives a notable amount of nutrient-dense and organic foods. Specific dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, etc.) can be accommodated! We have toiletries, diapers, and feminine products in stock, and also have a large supply of formula available for distribution to ensure that parents are able to meet the nutritional needs of their infants if they are unable to breastfeed. For birthdays and holidays, we have special items available in the Food Bank.