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.

Volunteers and staff provide balanced, nutritious food to the community and individuals of all ages can get a bag of groceries on a weekly basis.

We are currently distributing bags of food at the Southwest YMCA, 5181 W. Kenyon Ave., Denver, CO 80236 every Thursday from 4 to 6 PM.

Beyond Hunger bags are filled with a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins, dairy and grains. Quantity of bags are limited, so you must sign up every week to make sure we have a bag for you.

Come into the lobby of the Southwest YMCA for check-in. Or, if you need assistance, please contact the Southwest Y at 720 524 2759

Reserve your bag

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