Village Pantry

Village Exchange Center’s food access program serves Aurora and Metro Denver’s immigrants, refugees, and communities experiencing food insecurity. Through strategic partnerships, the food pantry meets our community needs for fresh produce, meals, toiletries, and diapers weekly. Having implemented an automatic text messaging system to scale our reach, the Village Exchange Center can collect data to optimize operations and provide more culturally accurate services.

Food Security

Lives Impacted Since January 1 to October 31, 2021

  • 6,374 +/- People have received food support
  • 1,501 Families have received food support
  • 534,363 + pounds of food distributed

128 Volunteers Active

19,560 Diapers Sets Given

7,103 Hygiene Packages

36 Countries of Served

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Village Pantry is Experiencing a Weekly Growth Rate of 10.45%

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Promoting economic and business recovery post-Covid -19:

We actively work with small to medium businesses to purchase cultural and ethnic food. Check out below who we are supporting:
Lyly’s Market
Mission Produce
Green Roots
Iwaku
R Bazaar
Mujeres Emprendedoras
Juan’s Pollo
Kamariya African Restaurant
My Plate Sara Hamid
Shegar International Market
KW Market
HMart
Mi Pueblo Market
El Paisa Bread
Sara Gebre
Pupusas Paradise
East African Restaurant

Village Pantry

A point of entrée for newcomers from all over the world, the Village Pantry provides fresh and varied foods to supplement families’ weekly groceries. VEC provides healthy and nutritious foods including fresh produce, dairy, and protein items that are part of our beneficiaries’ existing dietary preferences.

The Pantry…

  • Engages 670 families
  • 82 volunteers speaking 21 different languages volunteer each week
  • Partners with 15 organizations to distribute high-quality foods
  • Provides multiple varieties of legumes and beans to beneficiaries
  • Reaches individuals representing 32 countries of origin