The Parker Task
Force / Food Bank
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PTF has a food bank among the services that it provides. All non-perishable food is donated through local food drives by churches, schools, businesses, social organizations, grocery stores, and by donations from individuals within the community. PTF purchases perishable food from financial donations.
In addition, PTF runs a monthly food drive generally on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Calendar. This monthly food drive has been successfully run every month for many consecutive years. A large portion of the food in our food bank comes from these drives.
All monies, when allocated to assist a family in crisis, are paid directly to the companies involved. Limited financial assistance will be considered for those in need after an in-depth interview and with all appropriate documentation in order. Homeless clients will be counseled and assistance will be provided as appropriate.
Referrals to Other Agencies
We work in collaboration with many social service agencies. These additional services are reviewed with all clients. PTF maintains an informative Resource Board and all clients are given a Resource Guide for their reference. This Resource Guide covers a variety of subjects.
Job and Resource Boards
The Job Board is updated twice weekly and details jobs that are local in Parker and/or within a 10-12 mile radius. Open to the public any time that PTF is open.
The Resource Board has information regarding a wide range of topics and services designed to assist clients with issues that are impacting their lives. Open to the public any time that PTF is open.
We coordinate with various organizations and individuals in the community to provide special meals and various additional items. More Information
The Parker Task Force facilities are located in the Parker Old Town Hall at 20118 E. Mainstreet, Unit D in Parker. The entrance is located on the lower level in the rear of this building under the stairs.
Parker Task Force is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Clients, as usual, must be here no later than 11:30 to receive services.
We are closed on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
We will be CLOSED on the following days for the 2015 holidays.
Clients must reside in our service area of Parker, Elizabeth or Franktown. Clients must also provide at the first visit and every subsequent visit thereafter:
PTF has no provisions for unlimited help. We are a short term crisis intervention agency. It is our stated mission to prevent homelessness by providing assistance to families in crisis. Clients are granted ten (10) lifetime visits. They may use these visits at their discretion. Extensions are possible. If clients apply to extend their visits, the PTF volunteer Client Review Committee will consider what compelling or unusual circumstance would justify the extension. PTF looks for steady progress toward reaching self-sufficiency during the client's visits. PTF provides a job and resource board. Our food bank is intended to help clients utilize what money they have more efficiently by being able to obtain groceries at their visits.
While PTF recognizes that it is not always possible, it is strongly recommended that clients do not bring their children when visiting the Task Force. There are several reasons for this:
Parents whose children cannot sit
quietly, remain in the waiting area and stay clear of the work flow will be
asked to remain with their children while their selections are chosen for them
from the shopping room.
PTF is funded by donations from organizations, churches, businesses, schools and individuals.
PTF welcomes anyone who wants to do a food drive or fund raising campaign and
asks that they coordinate with us in advance. Please contact
Referrals are encouraged from churches, schools, and medical and community agencies. A referral is not required to obtain assistance.
Our all volunteer staff understands and respects the need for privacy. Therefore, we protect clients from any unauthorized disclosure of any kind. All client information is kept secure, with limited access to authorized staff members only.
We are happy to have volunteers from PTF speak at meetings, schools, churches etc., to discuss the services we provide, our current needs, programs or special projects specific to your organization.
Food donations. Please insure that all containers are sealed and freshness dates are not expired.
Tax deductable monetary donations. For your convenience, there is a Pay Pal opportunity on this web site as well Donations
Volunteer Your Time
Food drives/Fund raising campaigns (See Funding)
Special Projects/Eagle Scout Projects
Holiday Program Assistance Programs
For more information or to request assistance, please call us at 303.841.3460.
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