Food and Housing Assistance

Food Delivery & Pick-up

BGoldN Food Assistance

If you are in need of food assistance, meal pick-up is available at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses St. Prepackaged take and go breakfasts & lunches from local restaurants are distributed at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday – Friday (no weekends). Just show up. First come, first-served in drive-up fashion in front of the school.

For those unable to leave the home and in financial stress, email BGoldNcity@gmail.com or call 720-432-5048 with your name, phone number and address. The delivery service is ONLY for those who are UNABLE to leave their homes. Anyone who is underserved and IS ABLE to leave the house will receive their meals at Bell Middle School.

If you are able, please donate to the BGoldN Fund and help families and individuals who need food assistance. 100% of donations will cover local restaurant costs for BGoldN and purchasing food for our local food banks.

Learn more about the program at www.cityofgolden.net/BGoldN.

Access-a-Ride Grocery/Pantry Delivery

Home grocery delivery service is now available to all Access-a-Ride (AaR) customers from RTD during the COVID-19 state of emergency. No fare is required for customers to use this service. Grocery pickup is now available from King Soopers, Safeway, Community Ministry Southwest Food Bank, Senior Hub Senior Solutions and Adams County Food Bank. Access-a-Ride customers can also continue to book trips for essential purposes, including to purchase groceries. Customers must place their grocery order themselves and schedule a pick-up with AaR one day in advance. Please see the  Access-a-Ride webpage for more information.

Denver Delivered/Bondadosa:

The Denver Emergency Food Network delivers free, prepared meals to homebound families and elderly individuals in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Sign up for meals by visiting www.DenverDelivered.com and clicking the “Waitlist” button.

Jefferson County Schools Grab and Go Meals

Jeffco Schools are providing Grab and Go meals (breakfast and lunch) for all children, 18 years and younger, at the locations listed below. These meals are available at no cost to help mitigate the community impact of missing food services in schools.

Each MWF, two lunches and two breakfasts will be provided per student. Meals will be provided at the curbside location through car trunk, car window or by walk-up. Parents or another caregiver may pick up meals for children at home.

Reminder: Under Stay-at-Home order, picking up meals is permitted.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Arvada K-8
  • Alameda High
  • Bear Creek High
  • Columbine High
  • Dunstan Middle School
  • Jefferson Jr/Sr High
  • Lakewood High (starts Mon, 4/13)
  • Pomona High
  • Wayne Carle Middle
  • Golden High
  • West Jefferson Elementary
  • Wheat Ridge High

Please do not come to locations if you are sick. In case of severe weather, locations will not operate.

Lyft Rides via Hunger Free Colorado

Folks in need of transit to the grocery store or to pick up food from one of the resources on this page can call the Hunger Free Colorado hotline to receive a code for a free Lyft ride: 855-855-4626 (Statewide Toll-Free); 720-382-2920 (Denver Metro)

Baby Supplies

Baby supplies, including diapers, wipes and formula, are available at the Calvary Church office at 1320 Arapahoe St, Golden, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Questions can be directed to 303-279-2188

Food Pantries

Golden Backpack Program Fresh Food Pantry

The Fresh Food Co-op is a small market stocked with rescue food from Whole Foods, Sprouts and Trader Joe’s. For a small fee or a donation of time, families can shop for fresh produce, fruit, dairy, prepared items, and shelf-stable food.

This program also offers Free Fridays where anyone from the community can shop for free from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Christian Action Guild Food Pantry

The CAG Food Pantry provides canned goods and non-perishable foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, baked goods, meat, an assortment of beverages, as well as personal care items, laundry detergent, baby products, and pet care items.

The Action Center Food Assistance

The Action Center can provide a five-day food supply, a clothing bank, household items, rental and utility assistance, and other types of assistance. All services require an appointment, however, so visit the Action Center online or call 720-215-4850.

Calvary Church Food Shelf

The Calvary Food Shelf, supported by the Golden Rescue fund, provides shelf stable food and a variety of fresh food items.

Housing Assistance Resources

There are a lot of resources and information available. If you are uncertain what resources will work best for your situation and would like to speak with someone who can help direct you to local programs, please contact Bethany Thomas at Calvary Church, 303-279-2188 ext.1004.

Calvary Church Golden Rescue Fund

The Golden Rescue Fund (GRF) offers referrals for assistance with prescriptions, gas cards, bus tickets, food, and grocery gift cards.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Golden Service Extension Unit, housed at Calvary church, offers assistance to Golden residents needing help with rent, utilities, medical bills, prescriptions and other needs. To see if you qualify and to schedule an appointment, call 303-279-2188.

COVID-19 Rental Assistance for Golden Residents

The Salvation Army Golden Service Extension Unit, Golden United, Golden Civic Foundation, and the City of Golden are working together to help the growing number of people during the COVID-19 crisis who are facing housing insecurity. To learn more and apply for assistance, visit GoldenUnited.org.

Christian Action Guild Crisis Fund

The Christian Action Guild Crisis Fund can offer some assistance to those experiencing homelessness.

The Action Center

The Action Center offers rent and utility assistance.

FLEX Fund

The Metro Mayors Caucus and Metro Denver Homeless Initiative FLEX Fund provides flexible, one-time assistance to help people experiencing homelessness secure permanent housing and, in some cases, remain in housing.

Jefferson County Homelessness Resources

Jefferson County Human Resources maintains a list of helpful resources for people experiencing homelessness.

COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project

The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project is a 100% volunteer initiative that offers help with legal questions regarding eviction or rent.

CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

The CARES Act makes it unlawful to evict renters living in single-family and multifamily properties financed by federally backed mortgages (i.e., Fannie, Freddie, and FHA (Department of Urban and Housing Development [HUD] loans)) and renters living in federally assisted housing. This applies to at least a quarter of rental units. Visit the National Low Income Housing Coalition website for a list of properties in our community subject to the moratorium.

CARES Act Mortgage Forbearance

The CARES Act allows borrowers with federally backed or owned mortgages to request temporary loan forbearance for up to 180 days; borrowers may also apply for an extension of another 180 days of forbearance. About half of the mortgages in the U.S. are federally backed or owned.

Look at your mortgage statement to find out what company services your mortgage. Or you can look up your loan on the Fannie Mae loan look up tool and/or Freddie Mac loan look up tool to see if your loan is owned by one of these federally backed companies.

Borrowers with federally backed or owned mortgages must attest to their mortgage servicers that they are enduring financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Once a borrower requests hardship forbearance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act requires the servicer to offer a CARES Act forbearance.

Department of Local Affairs – Model Repayment Agreement for Renters

Executive Order D2020 051 signed by Governor Jared Polis on April 30 placed a moratorium on evictions and late fees for failure to pay rent that will expire on May 30, unless it is extended. The same executive order grants the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Division of Housing (DOH) the authority to provide a template for renters and landlords to make payment arrangements, which may be initiated by either party to prevent late amounts from becoming immediately due when the moratorium expires.

Visit the CDOLA Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention page for the model repayment agreement template, as well as additional information and resources.

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