Commitment to Care

Aurora Commitment to Care image with an icon of a box with food

The Commitment to Care initiative, a partnership between the city of Aurora and local nonprofit organizations, provides food and resources to the community in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The initiative is composed of seven food access programs that welcome all Aurora community members. There is no cost for food or resources. Find full program details and additional information below.

Aside from providing food and resources, the Commitment to Care initiative also offers various volunteer opportunities for community members. From sorting and bagging groceries, to distributing food at events throughout the community, volunteers provide a wide range of needed support. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old with parental/guardian consent for those younger than 18. Group volunteer opportunities are also available. Contact information for volunteer opportunities is provided below.

 

A woman wearing a face covering hands food to a waiting familyFood is distributed to waiting cars at the Aurora Mobile Food Pantry

Commitment to Care Programs

Aurora Day of Giving

Aurora Day of Giving November location information

What is it? A distribution event where food and resources for Aurora families will be available. Additional items include baby supplies (diapers, formula) and pet supplies (food, hygiene items).

When and where: To protect the health and safety of the community, the Nov. 21 Aurora Day of Giving
event has been replaced and food will now be made available via the food partners listed below. Resources will be available Nov. 16-30 on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • Aurora Interfaith Community Services, 1553 Clinton St., 303.360.0260
    Pickup days: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Available resources: food, toiletries/personal hygiene items, baby supplies
  • The Salvation Army, 802 Quari Court, 303.364.1965
    Pickup days: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Available resources: food, toiletries/personal hygiene items, baby supplies, pet food
  • Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana St., 720.668.9968
    Pickup days: Monday-Wednesday, 1 to 5 p.m.
    Available resources: food, toiletries/personal hygiene items, baby supplies, pet food
    Limited delivery service
    Se habla español
  • Dayton Street Opportunity Center, 1445 Dayton St., 720.593.1560
    Pickup days: Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m.
    Available resources: food, toiletries/personal hygiene items, baby supplies, pet food
    Limited delivery service

Questions & volunteer opportunities: 303.739.7281 or communityrel@auroragov.org

View an Aurora Day of Giving flyer in English or in Spanish


Food for Thought with SECORCares

What is it? Food distribution to 1,500 Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek School District families where children are sent home with food on Fridays to feed their family over the weekend.

When and where: Weekly, September to December 2020 at various APS and CCSD locations throughout Aurora.

Questions & volunteer opportunities: 720.842.5621 or lisa@secorcares.com


Home for the Holidays with The Salvation Army

What is it? Families are provided with a gift card to purchase food, hygiene products and other household items distributed in conjunction with The Salvation Army’s annual gift-giving campaign.

When and where: December 2020 at The Salvation Army, 802 Quari Court, Aurora

Questions & volunteer opportunities: 303.364.1965 or sam.lemar@usw.salvationarmy.org


Immigrant and Refugee Food Pantry at Village Exchange Center

What is it? Provides culturally relevant foods, baby items and community resources to immigrants and refugees. Support for people experiencing homelessness is also available. Curbside pick-up and delivery.

When and where: Ongoing, September to December 2020 at Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana St., Aurora

Questions & volunteer opportunities: 720.292.0812 or aleja@villageexchangecenter.org


Neighbor to Neighbor at Dayton Street Opportunity Center

What is it? Local families and people experiencing homelessness are provided with food and community resources. Curbside and delivery available.

When and where: Ongoing, September to December 2020 at Dayton Street Opportunity Center, 1445 Dayton St., Aurora

Questions & volunteer opportunities: 720.593.1560 or opportunitycenter1445@gmail.com


One Place Project hosted by the District Attorney's Office, 18th Judicial District

What is it? Food and resource distribution event for victims of crime. Drive-thru pickup.

When are where: Twice monthly, September to December 2020 at Restoration Christian Fellowship, 15640 E. Sixth Ave., Aurora, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Questions: 720.874.8618 or oneplace@da18.state.co.us


Senior Mobile Pop-Up Pantry hosted by SECORCares 

What is it? Mobile food distribution event for seniors (55+). Pick-up only.

When and where: Weekly, September to December 2020 at various locations throughout the community.

Questions & volunteer opportunities: 720.842.5621 or monica.aden@secorcares.com

Site distribution: We’re always looking for new locations to distribute food to seniors. To suggest a location, contact communityrel@auroragov.org.


Donate to and Support the Commitment to Care Initiative

Join us as we provide much-needed food and resources to community members by making a monetary donation to Spirit of Aurora. Be sure to notate “Commitment to Care” in the memo line when processing your transaction. Donations will be allocated where support is needed most.

If you would like to donate food, supplies (baby items, dog food, hygiene items) or money to a specific program or partner organization, contact the number(s) listed above.


Program partners (click to visit website)

Program Manager: City of Aurora Community Relations Division

18th Judicial District, Special Victims Unit 

Aurora Interfaith Community Services

Dayton Street Opportunity Center

SECORCares

The Salvation Army

Village Exchange Center

Food & Resource Partners (click to visit website)

Aurora Animal Services

Food Bank of the Rockies

We Don’t Waste

WeeCycle

Location Partners (click to visit website)

Aurora Public Schools

Cherry Creek School District

Restoration Christian Fellowship

Town Center at Aurora

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