Adams County Food Bank

Adams County Emergency Food Bank (ACEF) offers services directed at meeting the immediate need for food, as well as the long term food and nutrition needs of individuals and agencies serving low income Adams County residents.

The program seeks to join stores, food warehouses, industry, low-income individuals, volunteers, service providers and community members to maximize use of available resources by capitalizing on support, surplus food and USDA Commodities and directing it the working poor, the unemployed, low-income seniors, people with disabilities – to any person in need.

The changing status of hunger in Adams County


  • Providing food to 29 families a day
  • Only 4 volunteer workers operating the food bank
  • Volunteers drivers use their own cars to pick up donated foods Less than 5 stores donating food, mostly bread and produce

  • 2013

  • Provides nutritionally complete food items to 250-350 households per day Over 30 Volunteers meet the needs of staffing at ACEF
  • Three part-time paid staff
  • The average number of hours donated by each volunteer per year is 280
  • The annual donated volunteer hours is 18,000, valued at over $325,000.
  • 1.7 million pounds of donated food valued at $1.5 million is picked up annually for redistribution
  • Grants from TEFAP, EFSP/FEMA, CSBG, TANF, Commerce City.
  • Food distribution based in a large warehouse space for efficiency and maximum storage and distribution capability