Make a Financial Contribution
By giving to Metro Caring, you ensure that low-income individuals and families receive access to a week's worth of nutritious groceries as well as anti-poverty programs and nutrition and cooking education.
Your gifts, both large and small, enable us to achieve our mission of helping those affected by hunger to gain self-sufficiency. All gifts to Metro Caring are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
Metro Caring is a certified agency within the Denver Enterprise Zone (DEZ), a tax credit program, administered by the State of Colorado. Please speak with your tax adviser to see if your gift qualifies.
In our fight against hunger, we often come face to face with a mean irony. Food insecurity and obesity are, in many cases, two sides of the same coin. It’s a tragic fact that children in low-income communities are more likely to be faced with nutrient-poor and high-sodium diets, increasing their risk for health problems. While too many Coloradans don’t have reliable access to fresh fruit and vegetables, they do have access to cheaper foods that are high in corn syrup, sugar, or sodium.
To meet the greatest need of our community – more healthful and well-balanced foods – Metro Caring is moving towards distributing foods that are not excessively high in sodium or sugar.
If you are interested in donating food to Metro Caring, start with this list on the right! These are the nutritious items that our shoppers have requested in a recent survey. This is just a starting point and if you want to donate other healthy and nutritious items that would be more than welcome!
Host a Food Drive
To support our mission to provide nutritious food to hungry families and individuals, we encourage you to sponsor a healthy food drive. Whether you host one at work, in your faith community, school, or elsewhere, we are thankful for your contribution to address hunger in Denver!
Running a healthy food drive is easy and fun! Fill out the Food Drive Form below and our Development Team will contact you to review the details.
Food Drive Form
Additional Ways to Give
- IRA Charitable Rollover
- Give at Work
- Give Stock or Real Estate
- Corporate Giving
- Tribute Gifts
- Matching Gifts
- Leave a Legacy
- Donate a Vehicle
Call Ryan Galanaugh at 303-350-3663 to learn more about these.
Suggested Food Donations
- Canned Beans
- Dry Beans
- Peanut Butter
- Rolled Oats
- Canned Fruit (in juice, not in light or heavy syrup)
- Canned Vegetables (with no or low-sodium)
- Low-Sodium Soups
- Canned Tuna (in water)
- Canned Chicken
- Brown Rice
- Nuts (unsalted)
- Seeds (unsalted)
- Shelf-Stable Milk/Milk Substitutes
- Whole-Grain Pasta
- Low-Sodium Pasta Sauce
- Popcorn Kernels (not microwave popcorn)
- Canned Stews
- Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- Whole-Grain, Low-Sugar Cold Cereals
- Olive or Canola Oil
- Canned Tomatoes
- Dried Fruits (no sugar added)
- Chicken/Beef/Vegetable Broths & Stock
- Boxes of Whole-Wheat Pasta
- Bags of Rice
- Cans of Corn
Look for "No Salt Added," "Low-Sodium," "No Sugar Added," and "Whole Grain"