Volunteers of America Colorado to Distribute Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets

November 21, 2022

Denver – Volunteers of America Colorado will welcome media coverage on Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22 as hundreds of Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets are distributed to the community. Each basket will contain a $50 gift card from Safeway, nonperishable food items, and bread from VOAC’s City Harvest.

The Monday event will be held at the Volunteers of America Mission on Lawrence Street and will see 500 baskets distributed. Sign-up for this program has passed, as those receiving baskets have already been allocated vouchers.

The Tuesday event will be held at VOAC’s Early Childhood Education Center on S. Yates St. 300 dinner baskets will be given out at this location. In this case, sign-up is NOT necessary. Meals will be distributed in drive-thru fashion and will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

Separately, an additional 400 baskets will be allotted to individuals and families receiving services through VOAC in Metro Denver. Another 400 gift cards will also be sent to programs outside of the Metro area.

While VOAC previously prepared a traditional Thanksgiving spread for this event, we do recognize that tastes are not universal and not everyone likes turkey. The move to a gift card allows our clients to prepare for the holiday as they so choose. In addition to our partners from Safeway, VOAC would also like to thank Food Bank of the Rockies for providing the nonperishable items to supplement the dinner package.

Media Opportunity:

WHAT: Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Distribution

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 21 – Event lasts all day, but 9 – 11:30 a.m. is optimal for visuals

WHERE: Volunteers of America Mission (2877 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205)

ELEMENTS: Guests Receiving Dinner Baskets. Interviews available.

Media Opportunity:

WHAT: Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Distribution

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 22 – 1 – 3 p.m. Media should arrive early for visuals of drive-thru line.

WHERE: VOAC Early Childhood Education Center (321. S. Yates St., Denver, CO 80219)

ELEMENTS: Families in Line to Receive Dinner Baskets. Interviews available.


Volunteers of America Colorado is a nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need transform their lives. In 2021, VOAC provided 814,000 meals, housed and sheltered more than 9,000 people, and saw nearly 160,000 hours of service volunteered. Information on how to volunteer or donate can be found at voacolorado.org

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