Immaculate Heart of Mary Stewardship Center & Food Bank

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Bank was started in 1976 by volunteer parishioners. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Bank provides a helping hand for struggling families,  and without bias of religion or ethnicity we strive to emulate the teachings of Mother Teresa – to serve the poor and needy with assistance of food and basic life necessities.

In September of 2012, Immaculate Heart of Mary received an amazing gift. Parishioners, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased, completely renovated, and then donated an entire building to the church!  What a truly powerful sign of Stewardship.  This former daycare center, named appropriately The Immaculate Heart of Mary Stewardship Center. The food bank has been in operation at this new location since October 1, 2012.  We are overjoyed and grateful for this generous gift to our parish!

We regret that our Food Bank is unable to provide any financial assistance, as our primary focus and resource is food.

Hours and Location

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Friday: 9 AM – 11:30 AM

You must arrive prior to 11:15 am to be processed for a monthly food order.

Food Bank

How it Works

Requirements

We are open to anyone in need without restriction (no ID needed) for perishable food items on a first-come, first-served basis.  Clients may visit once per week. Food items vary based upon donations, but typically include, bread, sweets, deli items, produce, dairy and occasionally meats or fish.  No one is turned away without food. Additionally, if you live within the service boundaries or are a registered member of our parish (please provide an offertory envelope with your member number), you may register for a monthly food order that contains non-perishable food items.  You will be required to provide an ID and proof of address, dated within the last 30 days, for the registration process.  If you live outside of our service boundaries for registration, you will be provided with a list of other food banks that may serve your area.

The boundaries for our Food Bank extend east of I-25 to Quebec from 104th to 160th Ave

Food Bank Boundaries

Donations

The Outreach Ministry is always in need of financial support to fund the Food Bank and Growing Home Program. Please consider signing up for a one-time or recurring donation to support this critical need. To financially support the food bank:

  1. Donate online. At the same place you do your online donations for your weekly offering, you can do a one-time or recurring donation specifically to the food bank. Here’s the link: Donation Portal
  2. You can make a monetary donation at our welcome desk at the parish

Non-perishable food donations are accepted at the food bank during our distribution/operating hours or can also be dropped off at the church information desk. Here are some items that we always need:

  • Canned Spaghetti Sauce
  • Tuna
  • Oatmeal & Cereal
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Pinto Beans
  • Canned Fruit
  • Maccaroni & Cheese
  • Jell-O
  • Dry Pinto Beans
  • Saltines
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Jelly
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soup
  • Meals in a Can
  • Pasta Side Dishes
  • Hamburger & Tuna Helper
  • Brown or White rice (1 lb bags preferred)
  • Personal Size Printer Cartridges (small only)
  • Plastic Grocery/Produce/Newspaper Bags
  • Personal Care Hygiene Items (full or travel size)
  • Gallon & quart size ziploc bags
  • Diapers & Pull-ups (larger sizes preferred)

We cannot accept clothing, furniture or household items.

Thank You

Without our amazing donors, volunteers and supporters, we wouldn’t be able to do all of the work we do. Thank you! Here’s a list of some of the great groups we partner with in the community to make this all happen:

  • IHM Knights of Columbus Council #7502
  • KofC #7502 Ladies Auxiliary
  • St. JPII Knights of Columbus Council #17142
  • North Metro Fire Rescue
  • City of Northglenn
  • City of Thornton
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Outback Steak House
  • Daylight Donuts Urban Eatery
  • Church of the Beloved
  • IECRM
  • Techniques, LLC
  • Next Step Christian Church
  • 5280 Fitness
  • King Soopers (various locations)
  • Safeway (various locations)
  • Jimmy Johns
  • The Northglenn-Thornton Rotary Club
  • Northglenn Senior Center
  • Chipotle
  • Crossroads Church
  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools Nutrition Services
  • Olive Garden
  • Starbucks (various locations)
  • Cinzettis
  • Atlanta Bread
  • Pizza Hut (various locations)
  • Papa Johns
  • Old Chicago
  • Panera Bread
  • Red Lobster
  • Long Horn Steakhouse
  • Chik-Fil-A (various locations)
  • 9Cares/Colorado Shares
  • Thornton Fire Department
  • Crumbl
  • Robin Bruggeman
  • Kum & Go

Questions?

Send us a message!

Melani Rohr Director of Outreach
Helene Sander Outreach Assistant

Melani Rohr

Outreach

Helene Sander

Outreach Assistant

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