BCAP operates Food Pantries in its Boulder and Longmont offices. The Food Pantries provide over 40,000 pounds of food annually to clients living with HIV. The food is high protein and nutritious, which is especially important for supporting highly active antiretroviral treatments for HIV.
Good nutrition is vital to maintaining stable health for persons with HIV. BCAP maintains a supply of groceries available free to clients whose income makes it hard or impossible for them to maintain a healthy diet. If your income meets our eligibility requirements, you can receive a supplement to your regular grocery shopping twice a month.
Case management staff can also refer you to other area food banks, community meals, as well as help you fill out the necessary paperwork for obtaining food stamps, in the event you qualify for this program.
To access Food Services at BCAP, please inquire with the Care Services department. Please contact your assigned Case Manager or to Get Started, call 303.444.6121 to fill out a Request for Care Services.
Food Pantry Donations
We rely on donations to supplement the food we purchase to stock our Food Pantries. Member churches of the Interfaith AIDS Coalition (IAC) hold monthly food drives. Teams of volunteers grow vegetables in our BCAP garden, shop for groceries, and we have volunteers that deliver groceries to clients who are unable to come in to shop in the Food Pantries.
Please review the list below for our most current needs. You can bring your donations directly to BCAP's Boulder location (2118 14th Street, between Pine and Spruce), weekdays between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm.
BCAP Food Pantry Needs
Tuna and other canned fish, meat, and chicken
Canned soups – meat and vegetarian
Canned beans, all varieties (baked, refried, garbanzo, etc.…)
Canned chili – meat and vegetarian
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Non-Perishable Fruits and Vegetables
Tomato sauce/Pasta sauce
Canned diced tomatoes
Grains and Cereals
Dry pasta (spaghetti, elbows, fettuccini, etc.…)
Macaroni & Cheese
Alternative Diet Items
Shelf stable milk (soy, almond, regular milk, etc.…)
Gluten free options
Vegetarian protein alternatives
Ensure or any other high in protein or high nutrition beverage
Shampoo & conditioner
Laundry and dish detergent
Toothpaste & toothbrushes
Condiments (salad dressing, ketchup, mustard, etc.…)
Snacks (crackers, chips, etc.…)
Baking items (flour, sugar, vanilla, etc.…)
Baking mixes for cookies/cakes
Ziploc bags (sandwich, quart, and gallon)
IMPORTANT: Because of the risk to people who are immune compromised, please make sure to check expiration dates on items. If items are marked to be sold prior to the current month and year, please do not donate them. We also cannot accept opened containers of food (fresh whole fruit and vegetables excluded). Thank you!