“Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of food systems and policies rather than the demands of markets and corporations.”
– Declaration of Nyéléni, the first global forum on food sovereignty, Mali, 2007
Commún operates a weekly free food share in partnership with Kaizen Food Rescue, Food Bank of the Rockies, East Denver Food Hub, and Frontline Farming and an amazing group of staff, contractors and volunteers! We provide locally grown, culturally relevant food to over 2,000 community members each week. Anyone is welcome at the food share whether or not you have signed up prior to the event. Participation does not make you a “public charge” and your information will not be shared with anyone.
- Location: Church of South Denver 2288 S. Tennyson St. Denver CO, 80219
- Time: 11:30-1:00pm
- Date: Ongoing, every Thursday
Food Deliveries: To sign up to receive a free box of food, go to our facebook page. Delivery requests start on Mondays and must be submitted by 8:00pm on Wednesday. Delivery options are available for community members in 5 surrounding zip codes who cannot access the Thursday event. These zip codes include: 80227, 80236, 80219, 80223, and 80110. Please check our facebook page for any cancellations for the food share or deliveries.
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Commún works toward food sovereignty—the ability for our community to determine what we eat and how it is grown. In addition to making healthy, fresh, culturally relevant food accessible through our free food share, we are also increasing access in our community to land, knowledge, seeds, and water for individuals and families to grow food that is self-affirming. Through a partnership with Denver Urban Gardens, community members grow food for their families and neighbors, activating school garden plots in Southwest Denver. By growing food in gardens that otherwise are not utilized fully during the summers, we increase our relationship with the land, make our community more beautiful and vibrant, while also regenerating the soil and making the environment healthier through sustainable gardening practices.
Thanks to Frontline Farming and DUG for providing seeds, seedlings, resources, education and partnership for our garden programming!
To find out more about Commún’s garden programs and to sign up on the waitlist for a garden plot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.