Current Pantry Needs
Our Pantry always needs non-perishable food and sundries, and we are very grateful to receive your donations. Check out the various ways you can support our food programs!
Donation drop-off hours
Monday through Thursday 9am-4pm on the west side of our building at our receiving area
Help us continue to serve the community during the coronavirus pandemic: (Updated 7/23/20)
|Pantry Needs||Household Items|
|Sugar (smaller sized bags)||Tin Foil|
|Cooking Oil||Toilet Paper|
Why non-food items? Because, these are things that cannot be purchased with food stamps and in order to stay healthy, individuals and families need these items too.
You can also make a online, secure financial donation, and select “Pantry” from the drop-down menu.
Although schools are currently closed, Tri-Lakes Cares is still providing snack packs to families with children on distribution days. Right now we are fortunate to have a surplus of snacks in our pantry to meet the need, but they will go fast once school re-opens.
You can also make a online, secure financial donation to support the future needs of the Snack Pack program – make a notation in the comments section on the form saying you want your donation to support the snack pack program.
|Ongoing Snack Pack Needs: All single serve items (Updated 7/6/2020)|
Trail mix packs
Buy It Forward
Here’s an easy way to support TLC’s Pantry!
TLC’s Buy It Forward program is temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
One weekend each month, Tri-Lakes Cares partners with the King Soopers on Baptist Road to host a “Buy It Forward” table.
Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday and lasting through Sunday evening (or until all the bags are sold), pre-packed bags of 3 to 5 items and usually costing between $5 to $8 per bag are available for purchase.
Pick up one of the pre-packed bags as you enter King Soopers, do your shopping, and then pay for the pre-packed bag when you check out. Keep part of the receipt for tax purposes and drop the pre-packed bag off at the designated area. Volunteers deliver the bags to TLC on Monday morning and the donated food supports TLC’s food insecurity programs.
It’s that easy – you get your shopping done and you help stock TLC’s shelves as well!
Are you a home gardener? Do you always plant more than you can use? If so, we are more than happy to accept your donations of excess home-grown produce for our “Help Yourself” market. (Now you don’t have to sneak that extra zucchini to your neighbor’s porch!)
Every year, Tri-Lakes Cares provides holiday food to our eligible clients at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Thank you to everyone in the community who donated to this valuable program in 2019!
Donation drop-off hours
Due to changes in staffing at TLC during COVID-19, please call (719) 481-4864
to determine when a staff member is on-site to receive donations.
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