Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?
We are located at 1600 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203. Please click here for turn-by-turn driving directions.

Do you work on any other days besides Mondays?
No. Only Mondays.

What if Monday is a holiday? Note: we will not be open on Mondays: December 25, 2017 OR January 1, 2018.
We need more volunteers on the Mondays that do not fall on Thanksgiving or Christmas weeks and school vacation weeks. Holiday Mondays are popular (e.g. President’s Day, etc.), please try to come on a non-holiday Monday. We also need and welcome additional help on the last Monday of each month. 

Do you sign off on community service or class credit?
Yes. Bring your paperwork to be signed. Please ask for either Kathleen Gomendi or Ian Saunders to make them aware of your intentions and to obtain signatures. 

Do I need to let you know when I’m/we’re coming?
No. You may come and go as you please. That’s the great thing about Street Reach. However, contact us if you are planning to bring a group of 6 or more by emailing  tina@grantstreetreach.org

Can I bring children or a disabled person?
The soup kitchen is a very hectic and crowded environment. If you are unsure whether it will be a good fit for you, we encourage you to come down and take a look for yourself before volunteering. We do not allow children under 7 years of age. Younger ages should be monitored at all times. We have disabled people work with us often but keep in mind it is very crowded and fast-paced here.

What kinds of things would I (or my child) be expected to do?
The way we work is: whatever needs to be done gets done by all. That said, most people will develop a favorite chore. Children are usually assigned the tasks of handing out juice and desserts, or sweeping the floor. Others may mop, cook, wash dishes, serve food, bus tables, chop vegetables, set up & break down tables, and many other tasks.

What do I need to bring?
Nothing. Just show up to help.

Can I bring clothing, food, or other kinds of donations?
Yes. We accept donations. Some people even bring home-baked goods for our patrons. We do not need bread or donuts. Please refer to the “Other Ways to Give” page of this page for more information.

Do you have a dress code?
Yes. Wear close-toed, non-skid skid shoes, (i.e. no flip-flops). Sneakers recommended. Hair cover; (e.g. baseball cap, hair nets, etc.) Wear conservative attire that you don’t mind getting dirty (e.g. no halter tops, short shorts, low rise pants, t-shirts with inappropriate messages, etc.)