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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
Ring the doorbell to announce your arrival. (Button is located on door frame, upper left.)

Pantry

Help us continue to serve the community during the coronavirus pandemic: (Updated 12/2/20)

Pantry Needs Household Items
Spaghetti Sauce Dish Soap
Cooking Oil Tin Foil
Beef Stew Toilet Paper
Sugar Paper Towels
Applesauce
Canned Peaches
Canned Pears

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

School is back in session and Tri-Lakes Cares is gearing up for distributing snacks to the youth of our community. We are in need of the items below.

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 12/2/2020)
Pudding Cups
Nuts
Fruit snacks
Sun chips
Trail  mix packs
Goldfish packets

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!

 

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.

Holiday food includes a turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetables, a dessert, and other holiday foods. Thanksgiving distribution will be Saturday, November 21, 2020 and Christmas distribution will be Saturday, December 19, 2020.

The extended deadline for signing up for Thanksgiving food is November 13, 2020. The deadline for signing up for Christmas food is December 11, 2020.  Before signing up, please contact your Case Manager to update enrollment information if necessary. If an update is required, your Case Manager will give you a list of documents needed for the update process. Once you complete the update, you can sign up to participate in TLC’s Holiday Food programs.

Sign Up for Holiday Food Here  

For information about Giving Tree, go here.

Donation drop-off hours

Monday through Thursday 9am-4pm on the west side of our building at our receiving area
Ring the doorbell to announce your arrival. (Button is located on door frame, upper left.)

 

 


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