Physical Need + Support

Caring for each other as God cares for us.

If you would be helped by a free meal, clothing, or emergency financial assistance, we invite you to connect with other community support programs. We are here to help.

Resources for you or anyone you know who is in need of clothes + meals:

Deacons’ Closet


The Deacons' Closet is currently in need of women's spring and summer clothes. Boots and sensible shoes, towels and blankets are needed as well. Donations can be dropped off at the Annex (1603 Walnut St.), Mon & Fri between 11am and 1pm.


Please note the new location!

If you are in need of clothing, the Deacons' Closet is open for distribution at Trinity Lutheran Church (2200 Broadway, Boulder), Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am.

NEXT STEPS FOR THE DEACONS' CLOSET (the following is an excerpt from our Mar 19, 2023 Congregational Forum Frequently Asked Questions):
The basement of 1603 Walnut has been eliminated from the Boulder Vision Project. Here is what will happen to Deacons’ Closet, Scouts and the other users of the current building:
The basement has been eliminated from the final plan. This will save approximately $3,000,000 in construction costs which is part of how we have managed the economic changes from the original pro forma. In anticipation of demolition and construction of Phase 2, the church already relocated youth ministry from the Annex to the Geneva Wing. This required moving the Library to Westminster Hall and minor remodeling of the second floor. This occurred in 2019. With impending demolition and new construction at 1603 Walnut, all users of the building were given notice in July 2022 that this would be the last ministry year for their current use of the Annex. Staff have been working over the past year with each group that uses the space to find appropriate new space. For example, Casa De Dios Shalom will transition to a new building they have secured in April*; Scouts will transfer to the High School Space and the Geneva basement Fallout. 
Our Transitional Pastor has worked with the leadership of Deacons’ Closet and Lamb’s Ministry on two elements of our overall plan going forward. Part 1 involves a partnership with another downtown church, Trinity Lutheran, for a location to operate Deacons’ Closet on an interim basis during construction.* Lamb’s ministry will operate the Thursday Lamb’s Cafe either from our main campus as they do currently, or from a different downtown church on an interim basis. Our main campus will continue to provide the prep kitchen for meals served by the Lamb’s Ministry volunteers. A portion of the basement space in the Geneva Wing (Fallout) will serve as the donation and sorting site for the Deacons’ Closet. 
Part 2 planning is well underway. We plan to work with the city and other church and non-profit partners to deepen and expand the mission of these ministries. One of the benefits of our increased communication and partnership with the city of Boulder has been a better understanding of their overall strategy to assist the unhoused allowing us to align our strategy and tactics to better serve our unhoused clients. Based on this better understanding and partnership, the leadership of Lamb’s Ministry and Deacons’ Closet are planning to permanently move these ministries to a site adjacent to a city-planned Day Center for the unhoused that the City of Boulder is scheduled to open by the end of 2023. 
At our March Session meeting, Session affirmed a four-fold commitment which includes an ongoing and expanded ministry of mercy and justice. That commitment is:
Connecting people to God (through evangelism and worship)
Connecting people to one another (through community and discipleship)
Connecting people to the city (through mercy and justice)
Connecting people to the culture (through the integration of faith and work)
At our May Congregational Forum, we will provide a complete update on any new developments in our plan, and we ask the congregation to pray for the staff and volunteers who are working tirelessly to increase our involvement in these mercy and justice ministries.
*Updated since the Mar 19, 2023 Congregational Forum.

Compassion Fund

The core mission of the Compassion Fund is to meet special needs with the mercy and tenderness of Christ.  We assist members, church affiliates or Boulder community individuals with one-time, critical needs such as shelter, food, clothing, critical bills or unexpected emergencies that cannot be met through other local agencies. If you would like to make a Compassion Fund request, please fill out the request form.

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Lamb’s Ministry

As the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, we seek to meet physical and spiritual needs of the homeless and disadvantaged in the Boulder area. Through shared food, shared faith, and shared fellowship, we encourage all participants to grow closer to Jesus.

  • Lamb's Café: Thursdays, 8:30-9:30am in the Grace Commons Courtyard (September through May).
  • Lamb's Lunch: Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm in the parking lot at Grace Commons Courtyard (November through week before Easter).

Contact us to learn more or volunteer.

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Community Meals

Fifth Sunday Luncheon

Grace Commons Church provides a meal for those in need on the 5th Sundays of the month, 11:30am-12:30pm, in the Grace Commons parking lot. Contact us to learn more or volunteer.

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Food Drives

We hold food drives for Harvest of Hope and Boulder County AIDS Project, September and March respectively. These organizations supply food to those in need in the Boulder community.

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Community Resource Guide

Access a listing provided by the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless of community resources.

Resource Guide

We look forward to getting to know you. Let us know if there are any ways we can help.

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