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Our Mission

Feeding of the 5,000 is a community food drive that supports thousands of vulnerable families throughout Colorado. The drive has grown year over year, not just through increased food and financial donations, but also through increased community involvement. The participation of organizations and the motivation of individual volunteers throughout the area has been the driving force behind the great success of Feeding of the 5,000…and we want to ensure that this success continues far into the future.

How Can I Help?

Be a Volunteer

For individuals wanting to volunteer, sign-up here! We are looking for folks to join us on Sept 30 – Oct 2nd.

Receive Food at a Drop Off Location

Be the face of the Feeding of the 5000 at your favorite grocery store to solicit and gather donations.

Sign up to Collect

Hit the Highway

We need folks who love to help and love to drive. Come help collect all the food donated at our drop off locations and bring it back to St. Luke’s UMC to be sorted. It’s recommended you bring a co-pilot to take calls while you are driving.

Sign up to Drive

Hold Down the Fort and Sort

Come help us sort food at St. Luke’s UMC. As well as being a drop off site in itself our drivers will be collecting food from our other drop off sites and bringing it back to home base where you will be helping sort the food by type and checking expiration dates so it is ready to go off to those in need.

Sign up to Sort



  • canned goods (fruits, vegetables, canned meats/meals, tuna, soup, etc.)
  • boxed meals/mac & cheese
  • cereal
  • peanut butter
  • juices (again, nonperishable)
  • beans
  • pasta and pasta sauce

Not able to make it to a drop-off site? No problem. You can make a donation online. All online donations go to DenUM. Be sure to say it is for “Feeding of the 5,000” to get counted for this drive.


How Can I Help?

Become a Drop Off Location

Drop Off Sites

For those interested in becoming a drop-off site for Feeding of the 5,000 or learning more about facilitating your own food drive, simply sign-up here to receive more information:

Drop Off Site Request

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Contact Us

Ryan Canaday

Ryan Canaday

Lead Minister of Worship and Missional Life

Ryan can be reached at 303.944.5061

Michelle Mostowy

Michelle Mostowy

Volunteer Coordinator

Michelle can be reached at 303.588.5774