Four places to give thanks by giving back in Aurora

Warm meals and acts of kindness from people who care are staples of what makes the holidays so beloved. But not every member of our communities can take those things for granted. Do your part to ensure all your neighbors get their share of the holiday spirit by sharing food or volunteering your time at these Aurora nonprofits.

Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry
Address: 5400 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village
Contact: 720-841-5129, info@covcupboard.org
The Scoop: This all-volunteer food pantry has been operating in Arapahoe County for more than 20 years. Covenant Cupboard welcomes helping hands year round on Friday mornings to unload and sort food and then in the afternoons to distribute supplies to clients. During the holiday season, items especially needed include one-box desserts, gravy, chicken broth, stuffing mix, canned green beans, sweet potatoes and corn.

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
Address: 1110 Jericho Road
Contact: 630-897-2127, info@aurorafoodpantry.org
The Scoop: You can support the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving meal giveaway in two ways: Participate in the holiday food drive through Nov. 22 by volunteering at partner grocery stores and purchasing pre-packed bags of food at Prisco’s Family Market (1108 Prairie St.), Cermak Fresh Market (1250 N. Lake St.) and Mariano’s (3025 E. New York St.),or you can donate $16 to supply a family of six with an entire Thanksgiving dinner.

Senior Hub
Contact: 303-426-4408, info@seniorhub.org
The Scoop: Senior Hub serves older residents across the metro area, including in Aurora. Help keep pantries and closets full as the temperatures fall by donating to the nonprofit’s holiday food and essentials drive. You can drop off supplies including canned goods, pet food and toiletries through Dec. 15 at two locations: 9025 Grant St., No. 150, in Thornton and 10190 Bannock St., No. 104, in Northglenn. Visit seniorhub.org for other volunteer opportunities.

Ansar Pantry
Address: 16251 E. Colfax Ave., No. 208
Contact: 303-459-2153, ansarpantry@outlook.com
The Scoop: This project from the Colorado branch of Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism serves those in need on a monthly basis. Ansar Pantry distributions include three to five days of food, toiletries such as deodorant, diapers and toothpaste, and clothing, if needed. You can help during the holiday season by collecting and delivering supplies.

Source:: The Denver Post – Lifestyle

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