“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was
thirsty and you gave me drink.”
Hunger prevents anyone from moving toward stability. We provide this most basic need through three areas of food services: meals, food pantry, and emergency food boxes.
The year Catholic Charities began operating the Marian House Kitchen.
The number of pounds of food distributed through The Marketplace in FY 2021/22.
Where Can I Get Food?
MHK offers a free, nutritious, daily meal 365 days a year served in our dining room. The meal service is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The Marketplace provides a supermarket atmosphere where clients shop for about 10 days of food every month. Clients must have transportation and refrigeration. Make an appointment: Pantry@CCharitiesCC.org
The Castle Rock office operates a limited in-office food pantry of nonperishable items for clients needing immediate help. Contact the Castle Rock Office: CROffice@CCharitiesCC.org
Since 1985, the Marian House Kitchen has been serving people who are hungry in downtown Colorado Springs. The Marian House Kitchen offers hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year to anyone who comes to our doors, free of charge. Meals are nutritionally balanced as we recognize that for many of those we serve, this is their only meal of the day. Meals usually consist of an entree, sides, salads, bread, and dessert. Coffee, water, and milk – if available, are offered as well.
Meal service is offered Monday through Sunday for lunch from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Guests include struggling families, seniors on a fixed income, the working poor, veterans, people with disabilities, unsupported teens, and those who are homeless.
The Marketplace Food Pantry is currently at maximum capacity. Every available appointment is filled, and there is an extensive waiting list of families who have already registered. Catholic Charities does not have the capacity – staffing, space, or product availability – to extend service hours beyond the current schedule of Mon – Fri, 1:30 – 5 p.m. As a result, the Marketplace cannot take new clients at this time and is temporarily closing the portal to new clients registering for this service.
If you need food/grocery resources, please visit careandshare.org and scroll down to the “find food” section on their home page.
The Marketplace food pantry was opened on Feb. 1, 2021, to address food instability gaps. It is the only food pantry in the downtown Colorado Springs area. Clients can schedule an appointment and shop just as they would at a standard grocery store. Available selections of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, cereals, and grains provide balanced nutritious meal options for families and individuals.
When the portal reopens, new clients can make an appointment by emailing pantry@CCharitiesCC.org or calling 719.866.6288. Shopping is by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30 – 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 3 – 5 p.m.
100% of the food available in The Marketplace is donated or is part of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) – a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans.
Want to support The Marketplace? Here’s how:
Dick and Evelyn began volunteering at the Marian House in 1986. They work with a group that prepares, serves, and cleans up the daily meal several times each month, and they pick up donations of food from local supermarkets. Evelyn says, “This is God’s work.”
Mike lived in the shelter for a year. During that time, he ate at the Marian House Kitchen. When he found a job and an apartment, he began using The Marketplace food pantry to make ends meet. Mike says, “This was so well stocked. It was much more than I expected and very appreciated!”
Roger, a disabled Army vet, relied on the Marian House Kitchen for meals while trying to find a place that would accept his VA Housing Voucher. He says, “I relied on the Marian House for balanced meals because I could not fully care for myself while living in the shelter.”
Jason has multiple sclerosis. He insists, ” I am not M.S. I have M.S. but I’m way more than that.” The Marian House Kitchen is his home away from home, where he can receive a hot, nutritious meal and socialize when his family is busy.
Marian House Campus
14 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719-475-7314 – General Info Line)
Hours of Operation
Marian House Kitchen Meal Service – Mon – Sun, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Marketplace Pantry: By Appointment Mon, Wed, Fri 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
“The Marian House is invaluable because it feeds people. They keep people’s stomachs full and the food is good.”
“Never in a million years did I think I would be homeless.”
“When a person is truly ready to change, Catholic Charities will provide everything you need to change your life.”
“Some days it is just so hard to be homeless.”
“I feel way more confident in myself and my ability to be a mom.”
“Catholic Charities offered me a hand up and that made all the difference.”
“It felt like freedom…finally!”
“It seemed like there was no hope.”
“Every day we are thankful for Catholic Charities.”
“Seeing the help they gave to those in need really impressed me.”
“I am making the changes to get the life I have dreamed of.”
“If I didn’t have Catholic Charities, I don’t know where we would be. I am so grateful.”