“WE DO NOT WANT ANY OF OUR NEIGHBORS

TO GO HUNGRY.”

 

Mission Statement CHOP is committed to fight hunger by lending a helping hand to ensure that economically disadvantaged people to include, working poor, needy, seniors, disabled, homeless, shut-in, youth, and infants of our community are able to access healthy food and resources. “Generous hands are blessed hands because they give bread to the poor”. -Proverb 22:9

Qualifications for Clients

 We Serve our clients with confidentiality, respect, and efficiency. Keep client forms away from public view. Sign in sheets must be filled out completely. (This is the only requirement, no income verification). Clients are encouraged to come only once for pantry. However, if someone is in need, he or she may receive another distribution of food. Never send a person away hungry. Our clients come from all levels of need, so we serve without judgment.

Volunteer Orientation Thank you for your interest in volunteering at CHOP Food Pantry. Volunteers are vital to the food pantry and the agencies we serve. Your efforts will help feed people in our community, whether you provide administrative support, work in our storeroom sorting food, represent the food pantry at a special event, or clean and/or organize shelves in our pantry. We are grateful for your participation in our services, projects, and events. Each volunteer receives training and orientation.

Childcare Parents wishing for their school-aged children to work alongside them when volunteering must receive prior permission from the Team Captain or Food Pantry Director. The food pantry requires that children be a minimum of 10 years old to volunteer. Children 10 to 14 years old must have an adult chaperone.

Healthy Eating Healthy eating starts with learning new ways to eat, such as adding more fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and cutting back on foods that have a lot of fat, salt, and sugar. Healthy eating is not a diet. It means making changes you can live with and enjoy for the rest of your life. Aim for balance. Most days, eat from each food group-grains, protein foods, vegetable and fruit, and dairy. Listen to your body. Eat when you're hungry. Stop when you feel satisfied. Look for variety. Be adventurous. Choose different foods in each food group. For example, don't reach for an apple every time you choose a fruit. Eating a variety of foods each day will help you get all the nutrients you need. Practice moderation. Don't have too much or too little of one thing. All foods, if eaten in moderation, can be part of healthy eating. Even sweets can be okay.

Hours of Operation CHOP Food Pantry is open every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Donation Hours

CHOP Food Pantry is open for donation drop off Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am - 5:00pm and Wednesdays 10:00am - 2:00pm.

WE ALWAYS ACCEPT FOOD DONATIONS DURING OUR SEVICE TIMES AND BUSINESS HOURS AND MONETARY DONATIONS ANYTIME BY CLICKING THE "DONATE" BUTTON BELOW... THANK YOU!

4360 Bradley Rd

Colorado Springs, CO 80911

719.596.7469