Back to School Supplies
Crisis Fund Assistance
The CAG Food Pantry is more than just a food pantry. In addition to providing canned goods and other non-perishable food, the food pantry provides fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, baked goods, meat, and an assortment of beverages. In addition to food and drinks, clients can receive personal care items, laundry detergent, pet care items and baby products.
The Food Pantry has implemented a “Nutritional Food Program”. The goal of the program is to guarantee families receive fresh nutritional food. The items included in the program are items that can also be used to make nutritional meals. The CAG receives weekly donated grocery food items from local grocery stores, such as, King Soopers, Safeway, Natural Grocers, and Target.
The CAG Nutritional Food Program uses donations and thrift store revenue to purchase the following items to ensure they can be provided to all clients.
Fruits and Vegetables
Laundry detergent is provided to clients every 90 days
Clients must complete an application. Those requesting assistance must provide:
A completed CAG application
Proof of Golden residency
Proof of guardianship for children under 18
Proof you live in Golden, specifically zip codes 80401 and 80403
This program is specifically for Golden residents living in zip codes 80401 and 80403. To become a client, please fill out the application form below.
The thrift store stocks gently used clothing, books, games and household items. All thrift store staff are volunteers. All thrift store revenue is used to support facility operations including the purchase of pantry food and supplies.
Thrift store space is limited, so we cannot accept:
Temporarily not accepting any small appliances, computer bags, duffle bags, suitcases, and shopping bags.
Infant items (we recommend to donate to WeeCycle Colorado)
Kids Clothing (we recommend to donate to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Golden)
Damaged items of any kind
Currently only accepting Thrift Store donations on Wednesday and Fridays from 10 AM - 3 PM
Everybody is welcome to shop at the CAG Thrift Store.
Christmas Program & Thanksgiving Food Boxes
CAG provides gifts and holiday food to our client families, local referrals and our senior households during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
Back to School & Scholarship Program
Under the new "Golden Opportunity Scholarship" program, CAG offers four scholarships of $5000 to Golden High School seniors, who plan to further their education in the fields of medicine, education, social services, psychology, criminal justice, or nonprofit management. Applications are due in the spring of each year.
We also offer Back to School Supplies such as backpacks or other school needs twice a year, once before school starts and then again in January.
Crisis Fund Assistance
CAG helps current CAG clients with rent, utilities and emergency auto repair. (See food pantry paragraph on how to become a client)
Unhoused Hygiene Kit
Homeless individuals get a weekly hygiene kit and food. The kits include travel size, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bar soap/body wash/ toothpaste. Other items available upon request are razors, shaving cream, feminine products, plastic silverware, socks, backpacks/bags, sleeping bags, light jackets, gloves and hats. Meeting basic needs of the homeless in the Golden, CO zip codes of 80401 and 80403.
"Best Food Bank. Nice and Clean!
Friendly and respectful staff.
The store is well stocked with donations with clothes and other items"