Open Arms Food bank is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation originally founded in 2002.
A few very caring and
compassionate individuals saw an overwhelming need in the SW Jefferson County area of Colorado and
chose to reach out to their neighbors. They began in a small 300 square foot room and have expanded to our
current size of over 7200 square feet. Open Arms, a partner of Food Bank of the Rockies, is a full service food
bank in Littleton, Colorado. We currently service as many as 250 families a week, some of whom come from
over 50 miles every Tuesday afternoon in order to receive our assistance. Please see our geographic boundaries map to determine if you are in our service area.
Volunteers make sure that any overages get funneled into other charities so that nothing goes to waste.
Open Arms Food Bank operates on a "First Come, First Served" Basis. Numbered
cards for line placement are distributed beginning at 10:00 am, and food distribution is from 1pm - 4pm, every Tuesday. All food is first come, first serve.
If you, or someone you know, are in need of food assistance we are here to help. Open Arms Food Bank provides
produce, dairy, meat, canned/boxed goods and bakery items every Tuesday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. We allow our
clients to shop and select for themselves the food for their family nutritional needs. Please see our Service Area Map at the top to determine if you live in our Service Area . You will be asked to provide us with some basic information about you and your family.
Once a month you may apply for a separate TEFAP box with additional foods (meats, juices, canned goods)
for you and/or your family. The amount of food contained in your TEFAP box is determined by the number of family
members in your household. If you are also applying for a TEFAP Box, you must bring an identification card and a current
piece of mail. Diapers and personal hygiene products are by request, when available.
How You Can Help
Volunteer Your Time
Pick-up and delivery, sorting, marking and shelving are needed. Distribution Tuesdays from 1-4 pm is always welcome. Call Ruth @ 720-288-0155 for more information on how you can help.
We honor the GOOD SAMARITAN FOOD DONATION ACT and we are completely responsible for all items given to our clients. Open Arms is run solely on volunteers who give of their time, love and energy to help feed our neighbors in need.
We cannot operate Open Arms Food Bank without
the dedication of our volunteers. Our army of
volunteers contributes more than 600 hours of their
time each and every month. Each week our
volunteers pick up from grocery stores, sort food,
and run the food lines. If you are interested in
volunteering at Open Arms Food Bank contact Ruth
Marlow at 720-288-0155.
Your daily, weekly or monthly donation will help us continue to provide a helping hand and meet this overwhelming need, our dedicated army of volunteers is available 7 days a week to pick up your donation from your store. Call Ruth Marlow at 720-288-0155 to schedule a pick up or contact us.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me...
Matthew 25:35 (ESV)
Open Arms Food Bank is a faith based organization. We would like to pray for your needs at your request.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations
and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering
USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age,
or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g.
Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local)
where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may
contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be
made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to
USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the
complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 1. mail: U.S.
Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue,
SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 3. email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.