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.

The Beyond Hunger boxes 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. 

Please come into the lobby of the Southwest YMCA on Thursdays from 4-6pm to be check in or be set up in the Link2Feed system . If you need assistance with the Link2Feed system or have questions about the program. Please contact the Beyond Hunger Manager at 303 390 0833 or email

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

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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!   

Beyond Hunger Drive

May 6 - 18

Collection boxes at: 

  • Arvada YMCA
  • Aurora Family YMCA
  • Downtown YMCA
  • Centennial YMCA Center of Generations
  • Glendale Sports Center managed by the YMCA
  • Littleton Family YMCA
  • Southwest YMCA
  • University Hills YMCA 
  • University Hills Y Academy

Items needed:

  • Non-perishable foods, including grains, canned vegetables, baby food
  • Hygiene products, including toothpaste, baby wipes, feminine products
  • NO perishable foods, expired foods, glass containers

Take action to address food insecurity.

Program Partner: Food Bank of the Rockies

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