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Backpack Food Project:


Did you know that 1 in 5 kids in America struggle with HUNGER?
When kids in our community go to school, they are able to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch. But what happens to a child on the weekend when school is out?


Our #ForAurora Backpack Food Program provides elementary school students with nutritious, well-balanced meals when school on the weekends. Students are identified by our elementary school liaisons and then matched with sponsors. Each week the food is packed in backpacks and are discreetly delivered to the schools. 

Remember, hunger does not take a break on the weekends!

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We are providing food for two days for each child in the family. Below are some donation ideas. Please make sure that nothing is in glass containers or needs to be refrigerated. Everything must fit into a backpack. Thank you for supporting your community and providing food for those who would otherwise go hungry over the weekend!

BREAKFAST | large box of cereal, instant oatmeal, pop tarts, pancake mix and syrup, non-refrigerated milk, English muffins, bagels, non-refrigerated cooked bacon, fruit canned, individual cups, and fruits such as grapes, apples, oranges, mandarin oranges, bananas

LUNCH | peanut butter, jelly, honey, nutella, bread, hearty soups, crackers, ramen noodles, canned pasta (preferably with meat), summer sausage, velveeta cheese, mac and cheese, chicken or tuna pouches or kits with crackers, Hormel Completes

DINNER | boxed meals, hamburger or tuna helper with canned meat or tuna, pasta or rice sides, rice and beans, tortillas, canned ham, potatoes, taco kits, La Choy meals in a can, Hormel Completes, pizza crust, pepperoni and parmesan cheese, pasta sauce, canned chili with beans and/or meat, roast or corned beef hash, canned vegetables

DESSERTS & SNACKS | fruit cups, Jell-O cups, pudding cups, cookies (small packages or individual packages), Twinkies or Little Debby snacks, crackers such as cheese or peanut butter, Nutella, beef stick and cheese, Rice Krispy treats, raisins, chips, pretzels, pringles, goldfish, fruit snacks, microwave popcorn, granola bars, graham crackers, teddy grahams, juice boxes or Capri Sun

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A drive-up food bank that provides free groceries and a hot meal every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 4-6pm at Eastern Hills Community Church. For more information email


Here are the items that are most helpful when people are dealing with food insecurity. If you can find these in the store, or if you have more than you need at home. You can bring them to Eastern Hills on Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:00pm. Drop them in the grocery carts out front. We’ll make sure they get to the people that need them through our Marketplace ministry and to people in our community.

  • Canned soups
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Boxed Cereals
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned Veggies
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Dried Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Paper Products
  • Sugar
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Chef Boyardee products
  • Canned Chicken and Tuna
  • Rice

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

The second weekend in November

The Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive provides the staples of a Thanksgiving meal to families in need.  The meal items along with a gift card are gathered during the food drive and are then packed in boxes and distributed to local ministry partners and families within the Urban Denver-Metro area. 

You can help by purchasing a gift card and the staples of a Thanksgiving meal, packing food, or distributing the boxes to our local ministry partners. Your generosity enables families to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.

Donations will be collected at Eastern Hills Community Church. For questions and more information, contact Randy Paterson at 


#foraurora doesn't just happen on service weeks or in our building. You can take a step and serve at any of our #foraurora partners. You, your family and/or your community group can serve with any of these organizations listed below. Set up a time that works for you!

Marketplace • Contact:
Timing: Monthly 1st & 3rd Thursday, Opportunities all day • Location: Eastern Hills
Our Marketplace Ministry is the first and third Thursday of every month from 4-6pm. This is a drive through grocery store approach where we will load up your car with groceries and items that best suit your needs, for the size of your family

Timing: varies• Location:11149 E 14th Ave, Aurora, CO 80010
Little Flower is a community resource center located on the Colfax corridor, they assist people with food and clothing needs. Teach personal finance, job skills, or help in their food pantry sorting food and filling bags for distribution.

SECOR  • Contact: Jessica  • 
Timing: varies• Location:16965 Pine Lane, Suite 100, Parker, CO 80134
SECOR loves kids, families, those in need of food and financial assistance. You can work in their warehouse sorting, or be a part of their many different outreach opportunities. Contact them to see what you might be most interested in.

Habitat for Humanity  • Contact: Charlotte Thompson  • 
Timing: varied• Location: varied
Habitat has ongoing opportunities for all stages of construction and finishing of homes for people. They also have a warehouse where they pre-fab walls and trusses for new home builds.

Denver Rescue Mission  • To serve a meal • • click on the serve a meal button.
Timing: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner•  Location: Denver
Many different opportunities exist through the rescue mission. The easiest way to plug in is by serving a meal, you can do that by clicking on the link to schedule a time to serve.

Sox Place  • Contact: Karen Robinson  •  
Timing: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm • Location: Downtown Denver  20th and Lawrence
Sox Place is a homeless teen drop in center. They need groups to bring lunch each day, groups could make a bunch of frozen lunches to donate. Cleaning, organizing, maintenance, and repairs are always welcome. 

Delores Project • Contact: Lilly Redford - • 
Timing: Monthly 2nd Sunday 4:30-8:30pm • Location: Ehills/Downtown
Prepare a meal or part of a meal, drop it off at Eastern Hills, or be a part of the group that goes down and serves the meal to the women at Delores. 

Mean Streets • Contact: Diane Chapman  • 
Timing: Weekly Monday 6:00-8:00pm • Location: Various Hotels on Colfax. Meet at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Mean streets knocks on hotel doors, offering prayer, some food, and just someone to talk to.

Food Pickups/Deliveries • Contact our Missions Ministry •
Timing: Various • Location: Various
Restaurants always have leftover food, we pick it up and deliver it to partner ministries that can use it to bless people. You can help us by picking up or delivering at a scheduled time.

Pinewood Lodge  • Contact: Pinewood Lodge • 303-343-1448  Ehills • Food Bank: Amy Lambert •  
Timing: Monthly, Last Wednesday of the month • Location: Alameda and Havana
Eastern Hills provides a food bank on the last Wednesday of every month, or you can call Pinewood direct to provide activities for the residents. Past groups have played bingo, lead singing, etc.

Project C.U.R.E. • Contact: 
Timing: Various • Location: Near Centennial Airport
Work in the warehouse sorting, inspecting, and packing medical and hygiene supplies to be shipped all over the world.

Cancer Support • Be still and know exists to give support and encouragement to people who find themselves in a state of disbelief and shock when they hear that terrible word "Cancer". They provide encouragement bags for men, women, and caregivers that are handed out at cancer treatment centers throughout Colorado. Their hope is to provide a little bit of peace in the middle of a storm.