Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry


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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry in Denver assists individuals and families facing hunger and food insecurity. For some, the pantry helps weather an emergency; for others, it provides supplemental food to make ends meet without sacrificing a family’s health and well-being.

Attention government employees:

If you or anyone you know is furloughed or working without pay due to the current government shutdown, we invite you to visit our Weinberg Food Pantry. For as long as the shutdown lasts, the food pantry will waive normal income requirements for government employees who are currently not being paid. Please call our hotline at 720.248.4716 and leave your name and phone number and mention your situation. We will return your call as soon as possible. Our services are available to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

If you are not located near Jewish Family Service, call Hunger Free Colorado at 855.855.4626 to find a food pantry or other food resources near you. Or call 211 for food or housing questions.

The pantry provides a nutritionally balanced supply of shelf-stable food that is expected to last five to seven days.  

  • Fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, frozen meat, and breads are almost always available to supplement canned and packaged foods.
  • Baby food, infant formula, and diapers are distributed when available.
  • Toiletries and other Supplies of Daily Living (SDLs) are offered when available.
  • Pet food is offered monthly through Colorado Pet Pantry.
  • The pantry serves as a site for food commodity distribution to seniors through collaboration with Food Bank of the Rockies and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

Hours

  • Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) boxes for clients 60+ are handed out on Tuesdays.  
  • Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Second Thursday of the month: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

The pantry is closed on holidays, including most Jewish holidays.

Location

The pantry is located at 3201 South Tamarac Drive, Denver 80231. From I-25, take the Hampden exit and go east to Tamarac Drive. Turn left (north) on Tamarac Drive. We are located on the corner of Tamarac Drive and Eastman, just north of Benihana Restaurant.

Who is Eligible

To utilize the pantry, applicants must earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL.) Applicants are asked to provide documentation of income. For example: For a family of 4, to be eligible, your household must earn less than $50,200. To see if you and your family qualify, review the chart below.

Data from US Department of Health and Human Services

FAMILY SIZE           2019 FEDERAL POVERTY LIMIT          200% OF 2019 FEDERAL POVERTY LIMIT
1 $ 12,140 $ 24,280
2 $ 16,460 $ 32,920
3 $ 20,780 $ 41,560
4 $ 25,100 $ 50,200                         
5 $ 29,420 $ 58,840                         
6 $ 33,740 $ 67,480                         
7 $ 38,060 $ 76,120
8 $ 42,380 $ 84,760                         
9 $ 46,700 $ 93,400                         
10 $ 51,020 $ 102,040
11 $ 55,340 $ 110,680
12 $ 59,660 $ 119,320                         
13 $ 63,980 $ 127,960                         
14 $ 68,300 $ 136,600                        


How to Use The Pantry

1. First-time clients must call 720.248.4716 to set up an appointment.

2. Pantry clients are asked to provide:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Address

Holiday Programs

Community Passover Program 

Supported through the Sally Steele Metzger Passover Fund, JFS provides food needed for a complete Passover Seder to families in need in our community. Each Passover basket includes a kosher chicken and a full complement of kosher-for-Passover food items. The Community Passover Program is designed to help those families who would normally prepare a Seder for themselves, but currently don’t have the resources. From donated food, to financial contributions, to volunteers, community participation is essential for the success of this project.

Thanksgiving Baskets 

The JFS Thanksgiving program, supported through the Dorinda Levy Thanksgiving Fund, provides eligible low-income families with all the ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Clients of the agency register for the program and receive a large box of Thanksgiving food including a turkey, potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie supplies, milk, and eggs. Volunteers pack the boxes of bounty and distribute to clients on the day before Thanksgiving each year.

Bright Holidays Gifts

Eligible families, seniors, and individuals are “adopted” by community volunteers and donors (schools, religious organizations, corporations, and individuals) who supply personal and individualized gifts for Hanukkah or Christmas from client wish lists. Donors can also purchase toys, gift cards, and more to support this program.  

Donation Information

Donations of nonperishable food items are needed for families and individuals facing hunger. Your continued support will help keep our shelves stocked with food for those in need. View our Top 10 Needed Items List

Call 303.597.5000 for more information.