Community Table (formerly Arvada community Food Bank)
What We Do...
We provide our neighbors in need with food and resources to foster self-sufficiency and to help them achieve long-term success through innovation, compassion and community support.
In the details...
Ben has been coming to Community Table for almost a year. Like many of our clients, he has a full-time job in retail that pays just above minimum wage. With a household of four, money is tight. His wife doesn’t work because daycare for their two small children, ages three and five, would cost more than the jobs she has found would pay. The family receives food stamps but their monthly allotment only covers two to three weeks of food. The food they need for the rest of the month comes from the Community Table.
Ben has been to other food pantries in the area, but he finds fresher produce and more variety at Community Table and he likes our Client Choice program that allows him to choose the items his family really needs. “You know, life just happens and you deal with it. I’ve been just one step away from falling through the cracks but with the support of Community Table I feel like I am one step in the other direction of things getting better,” he adds.
Make An Impact...
provide Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for 60 people.
provide one child with fresh, nutritious food for each weekend throughout the school year.
provide 10 people with emergency food for one month.