Our How and Why
Our Food Bank supports anyone who could use some help with food for their household. Each person who comes through our doors has a name and a story, and together with Jesus, we create a community where everyone is known, cared for, and encouraged.
You will be welcomed and checked in by name when you come to our Food Bank. If you’d like to share, we’d love to hear how we can pray for you. When it’s your turn to shop, you’ll have a clean cart to use as you choose what your household needs. You’ll shop from an ever-changing selection of fresh produce, dairy and non-dairy, deli products, eggs, meat, vegan items, and bread. You’ll also get to choose from a rotating selection of non-perishable items, including flour, coffee, cereal, peanut butter, pasta, toilet paper, and more.
Most of our food is generously donated by local grocery stores when damaged or near expiration. We sort through it and set out the best for shopping, so we all get to rescue food together! Leftover food is then rescued by local businesses to create jam and pork.
Nuestro Food Bank apoya a cualquier persona que pueda necesitar ayuda con alimentos para su hogar. Cada persona que entra por nuestras puertas tiene un nombre y una historia, y junto a Jesús creamos una comunidad donde todos son conocidos, atendidos y animados.
Cuando usted viene a nuestro Food Bank, será recibido y registrado por su nombre. Si lo desea, siempre nos encontrará dispuestos y atentos para orar por usted en lo que sea que nos quiera compartir. Cuando sea su turno para escoger los alimentos, tendrá un carrito limpio para usar mientras elije lo que su hogar necesita. Podrá escoger entre una selección siempre cambiante de productos frescos, lácteos y no lácteos, productos de charcutería, huevos, carne, artículos veganos y pan. También podrá elegir entre una selección rotativa de artículos no perecederos que pueden incluir harina, café, cereales, mantequilla de cacahuete, pasta, papel higiénico y otras cosas más.
La mayor parte de nuestros alimentos son donados generosamente por las tiendas de comestibles locales cuando están dañados o cerca de la caducidad. Los clasificamos y seleccionamos los mejores para poner a disposición de las personas que participan, ¡así también juntos rescatamos comida! Los alimentos sobrantes son luego aprovechados por los negocios locales para crear mermelada y carne de cerdo.
WHERE TO FIND US
HOURS & LOCATION
We are open for shopping Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm and Saturdays 8:00-10:30am. Please arrive at the latest 15 minutes before closing and only shop once a week. We appreciate you bringing your reusable shopping bags and/or boxes when possible. Our entrance and parking are off East Panama Drive, in the northeast corner of the church building at 6560 S. Broadway, Littleton.
Sundays are open for our church family 8:30-9:00am and 10:15-10:45am. Anyone attending South is welcome to shop, and it is a great help when you rescue food and put it to good use feeding your family.
If your needs are beyond food, please call South’s office at 303-797-1500 to speak with our Benevolence Team. We also recommend Love, Inc. as an incredible local resource.
Abrimos para compras los miércoles de 17:30 a 18:30 y los sábados de 8 a 10:30. Les pedimos a las personas que participan que por favor lleguen como máximo 15 minutos antes del cierre y que sólo compre un día a la semana. Ayuda mucho traer sus propias bolsas y/o cajas de compra reutilizables siempre que sea posible. Nuestra entrada y estacionamiento está en East Panama Drive, en la esquina noreste del edificio de la iglesia en 6560 S. Broadway, Littleton.
HOW TO HELP
Our Food Bank thrives because many volunteers work together, pitching in with what they love to do. Our team members pick up from local grocery stores, sort food, get to know shoppers as we serve them food, and keep all the behind-the-scenes things running. If you’d like to join our team, please email us.
We welcome food donations on Thursdays and Fridays between 9:00-10:30am. Non-perishable donations can be dropped off at South’s office during office hours; some of our favorites include peanut butter, tuna, canned soup, pasta, cereal, and ground coffee.
You can also give by shopping at King Soopers or City Market. Log onto kingsoopers.com or citymarket.com, visit “Community Rewards,” search “South Fellowship Church,” and enroll! By doing this, 5% of your purchases will automatically be donated to the Food Bank. Currently, 56 households are helping provide in this way!
“It is such a blessing to have access to the Food Bank every week. I can’t express with words my gratitude for all the wonderful food we get there. Every time I walk through that door, I feel welcomed and loved. All the volunteers are so nice, we not only get food for our body but also food for our spirit because the prayers really work, God is always there for me and my family answering all my requests. Also, I had the chance to meet really good friends from other countries!”
“I love serving and connecting in a space where people can come just as they are and be met with the love of Jesus. I love the diversity of languages, cultures, and colors of skin, knowing that all are truly seen and deeply loved by their Creator.”
“The Food Bank touches me with the joy of helping so many families in need, the fellowship with my sisters and brothers, and being a light to those at the stores that we pick food up at.”
“We had two new shoppers come in last week. They were young and obviously friends, and as they walked down the hallway to check in I heard one say to the other, ‘So this is what a church looks like.’ I know they meant the building, but I couldn’t help quietly agreeing. In more ways than one, this is exactly what a church looks like.”
“I had never been to a food bank before, I thought it was just standing in line to pick up food and return home. But when they also asked me if I had something they could pray for, I said: WOW, this is full service from heaven. My experience with the food bank has gone beyond just going to have groceries every week. From the first day, I was impacted by the LOVE, the service, and the dedication that everyone who works there gave me. I felt so much love, so much attention, and affection that I didn’t want to leave. Every Saturday that I go, my heart is happy, not because of the food (of course, I thank God for providence), but because I feel that I am going to visit my family.
I want to thank EVERYONE for the hugs, sincerity of caring for me, phone calls giving me support and prayer when I have been sick, and friendship. I want to thank you for your testimony of service to the community. You are EXTRAORDINARY human beings. Thank you for such a valuable mission. I love you, and I pray that God blesses you always.”
“I love the Food Bank because it lets us minister to people in a very immediate, tangible way. The Bible mentions food 1,207 times. Our God knows that people get hungry and wants us to feed them. By doing so, we not only show people God’s love, but we show Him ours by caring for what He loves.”
“We’ve had so many donations come in lately from South people and community members. One shopper who’s been coming for about four months has had intermittent work. He asked us to pray for a good job for him, and we have been praying. He’s now had a stable job for 2 weeks, and with his first paycheck, he gave us $50 to buy food! He wanted to give back and was grateful we had been there for him and his family.”
“Really enjoy volunteering at [the Food Bank] on Saturday mornings. We are helping many in the community and also making good friends!”
“I was looking for bread for our neighbor from the Food Bank when one of the helpers asked if our neighbor had children. Well, yes. The helper said they had some leftover gingerbread houses. I took one and the neighbor kids had so much fun putting it together. Our neighbor texted us a picture and said the kids loved doing it.”
“[A woman] from New York (who moved here 6 weeks ago), was a new client this week. She moved here to take a job as a teacher, which dissolved when the schools closed. Now she is unemployed and in a strange state where she knows very few people. I asked to make sure she had secure housing, and she replied she had paid 2 months on her apartment which left her very short on cash. Someone told her about our Food Bank, that we had fresh produce, and she said she was desperate enough to try it. She got here on the bus with a neighbor and was thrilled that we let her choose her own fruits and vegetables. (She and her neighbor returned the following week!)”
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