Through the concerted efforts of various entities within Denver South High School and beyond (weekly deliveries of fresh fruits, yoghurt, milk, and vegetables from We Don't Waste and non-perishable items provided by Food for Thought and Food Bank of the Rockies) our school community has been knit together by food. The Denver South Food Bank provides our students with access to quality food items weekly and their families monthly access to the Denver South Food Pantry. Using a client-choice model, our students/families are able to shop for what they need and when they need it, in an effort to eliminate food insecurity at Denver South.
Donations can be made online by clicking the "food bank donation button" above or by check sent to the following address with Denver South Food Bank written on the memo line:
Denver South PTSA c/o Denver South High School 1700 E. Louisiana Ave. Denver, CO 80210
In kind donations (see below) are accepted and can be delivered to the Main Office at Denver South High School.
**Although our needs change monthly, there are non-perishable items students request on a regular basis. Without community support, we would not be able to provide these items.
Canned Peaches Toothpaste
Canned Pineapple Toothbrushes
Canned mandarin oranges Body Wash
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Body Soap
Small Jars of Jam Small Bottles of Laundry Detergent
Dried Pinto Beans (not canned) Small Bottles of Dish Washing Liquid
Small bags of sugar Reusable grocery/shopping bags
Dried Red Lentils Body lotion
Cooking Oil Deodorant
Warm Gloves (from Dollar Tree or Target)
$25 gift cards to Target, WalMart or King Soopers for the holidays
At this time, we are very well stocked with canned goods (other than those listed above), soups, feminine hygiene products, and rice and grains.
All personal care items must be sealed & unopened. We cannot accept used items; they will be tossed.
**In most cases students are carrying food home on the bus; smaller sizes work best. NO glass jars please; too heavy for students to carry home.
Please drop items off in the Main Office at South High School. Contact Jaclyn Yelich, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
In addition, from time to time, students and families at the our school are in need of certain items for their household and family members. The PTSA supports the Food Bank, but now we have the opportunity to support individual needs as identified by the administration. We all have gently used items that are no longer needed and that would benefit another. What's in your closet? Or maybe you want to purchase something new. Either works! The Denver South community is compassionate and our support can help students stay in school for a bright future. Click below to find out current needs: