The YMCA's Beyond Hunger food pantry program began at the Southwest YMCA in January 2021, following the YMCA of Metro Denver's response during the pandemic and growing food insecurity in the metro area.

About Distribution

Our Beyond Hunger Market will be open at the Southwest YMCA, 5181 W. Kenyon Ave., Denver, CO 80236 every Thursday from 4 to 6 PM.

The Beyond Hunger shelves are filled with a variety of healthy grocery items to help support those in the community who are in need of assistance. With our partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies we are a part of the Link2Feed system. 

Starting May 2, we will be shifting to a market style distribution. You will get to choose which foods you want to take home with you – just like you would at a grocery store! Please contact the Beyond Hunger Manager at 303 390 0833 or email

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Feed Your Neighbor, Nourish Our Community

Did you know? Through your YMCA’s Beyond Hunger program, our community gets weekly access to fresh and nutritious foods and other essentials — and you can help!   

Volunteer Opportunity

Are you interested in volunteering for the Beyond Hunger food pantry program? Volunteers can help in many ways, including sorting groceries, filling bags, passing out bags of food and making connections with our community. Read our volunteer guidelines

Sign up to Volunteer.

Additional Community Food Resources

List of Community Pantries

Looking to Donate Food?

Thank you for considering a donation of food to our Beyond Hunger program! We accept donations dropped off at our Southwest YMCA. Please see our guidelines.

Food Donation Guidelines