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!


Become a #GameChanger and help support this year’s Souper Bowl of Caring:

Pantry Needs Paper Goods/Cleaning Products
Toilet paper
Paper Towels

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.

Snack Packs

During the school year, Tri-Lakes Cares partners with local schools to provide snacks to children over the weekends, who are on the free and/or reduced meal plans. Currently, we are providing snacks to approximately 300 to 400 children on a weekly basis.

These are the items which are most needed to fulfill these needs. If donating, please make sure the items are all single serve packs. You can also make a online, secure financial donation, and select “Snack Pack program” from the drop-down menu.

Current Snack Pack Needs: All single serve items
Cheese and/or Peanut Butter crackers
Pudding Cups
Single serving cereal boxes

Buy It Forward

Here’s an easy way to support TLC’s Pantry!

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!


Summer Gardens

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!)

Holiday Food

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
Monday & Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fridays, 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Please call 719-481-4864, x 111 to arrange for donation drop-offs outside of these hours.

Interesting stories about food donations and what to consider: