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Working to ensure all Montbello neighbors and friends have access

to the food they need, when they need it.

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You Can Help!

Donate to Feed Your Neighbors

About Us

The Food Access Community Team (F.A.C.T) is a network of nonprofits and school gardens invested in providing healthy, accessible, and culturally responsive meals to families that need support. In recent years, this collaboration has provided food resources to over 250,000 children, youth, and adults. Grant funding is no longer available to support this initiative so we are hopeful that the community can help us feed our neighbors. 


Just the FACTs

26% of low-income adults and 48% of children in Montbello have low access to healthy food within one mile.

Ways We Help

The Focus of Our Efforts


Capacity Building

Nine community gardens operate in Montbello. Each garden is planted, maintained and harvested by a strong network of volunteers, families and supporters under the direction of a small paid staff. In addition to fostering a sense of community, providing a pleasurable location to enjoy nature and offering hands-on gardening education, the gardens produce 20,000 pounds of produce that is distributed through the food pantries.


Through a collaboration between Children’s Farms of America and Montbello Organizing Committee, hundreds of seeds are planted early each spring. Once the seeds have sprouted, boxes of vegetable, herb and flowers seedlings are distributed to 250+ families to plant home gardens.


Food Pantries

Montbello is home to two food pantries that have been in existence for several years. Each year, these food pantries hand out 1+ million pounds of food to neighbors experiencing food insecurity. The only requirement to receive food from one of these two food pantries is a completed registration form through Food Bank of the Rockies. 


  • Sacks of Love distributes food boxes Monday-Friday at its outdoor food pantry located at 12,000 E. 47th Avenue. Boxes contain non-perishable items as well as fresh produce, meat and bread. Food is distributed beginning at noon and continues until supplies are depleted.

  • Montbello Mobile Food Pantry distributes food boxes the first and third Thursday of each month. The pantry operates out of the parking lot at Montbello Recreation Center (15555 E. 53rd Ave., Denver, CO 80239) and is open from 9 am to noon.


Education Programs

Seven school partners in the Montbello area maintain school gardens. Through educational programming, students learn about science, nutrition, math and literacy in the gardens. Students also help to plant, maintain, harvest and frequently prepare food from produce grown in the gardens.

Community Support

Your donation to the Food Access Community Team (F.A.C.T) directly fuels our mission of providing essential food resources, creating jobs, and ensuring sustainable, healthy meals for our neighbors in Montbello. 

Every donation contributes to feeding our Montbello neighbors. 

Just The FACTs Sponsors

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