(formerly Metro CareRing)
What it is:
Metro Caring operates one of Denver's largest hunger-relief programs, including a fresh-foods shopping market, teaching garden and weekly healty living and nutrition classes. Situated in the heart of Denver, Metro Caring distributes between 4,000 to 6,000 pounds of food, baby items and personal care products in helping to meet the nutritional and health needs of up to 500 people every day. Metro Caring takes a progressive approach in developing self-sufficiency programs and offering opportunities for participants to learn about healthy habits and develop assets-based goals. Metro Caring is also one of the area's leading nonprofits in the ID Partnership and helps with utilities assistance. Thanks to 170 volunteers weekly, Metro Caring is a beacon of hope for Denver's hungry families adn individuals.
How you can help:
- Volunteer: Pick up and deliver groceries, unload delivery vehicles, break down bulk items into individual portions, assist participants in the shopping market, meet one-on-one with participants to determine their immediate needs and provide referrals to other agencies when necessary. Opportunities available Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Tuesday evening, 5:30-8 p.m.
- Donate: Provide the food item requested in the bulletin each month. Due to the generosity of the community, we purchase approximately $10,000 worth of food per year. Monetary gifts are also very appreciated. 97 percent of funding is used for direct services to clients; only 3 percent is used for staff and administrative expenses.
Metro Caring provides nutritious food to hungry families and individuals while promoting self-sufficiency.
The Trinity Connection:
In 1974, Trinity, along with Central Presbyterian, First Baptist, St Paul's Lutheran and St Paul's United Methodist churches, united to offer a comprehensive response to people in need.
Metro Caring's vision is that all will be well-fed by 2020.