FAQ

 
 

1. What part of Colorado does SECOR serve? 

Secor serves people living in 42 different zip codes in three counties – Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert.

2. How do you qualify for the free food market? 

If you are experiencing suburban poverty and need assistance with acquiring food, you may be eligible to "shop" in our free food market.  To qualify, you must: 

  • Live in one of the 42 zip codes we serve 

  • Provide a photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) 

  • Provide proof of residency (one of the following): 

    • A CURRENT utility bill (electric, gas, water, cable, etc.)  

      • The current utility bill MUST include your NAME and a SERVICE ADDRESS. 

    • A lease/mortgage agreement.   

    • A written letter from your landlord stating you live at their address. 

  • For additional information, see our Guests Page.

 

3. What is the process for becoming guest with SECORCares? 

Becoming a SECOR Guest is a three-visit process, which allows us to better understand our guests' needs and, therefore, better serve them throughout their time with us.  Here is what a new guest can expect: 

  • Visit #1: 

    • Sign in  

    • Speak with a Guest Care Consultant 

    • Fill out a short application 

    • Shop our free food market (complimentary visit) 

  • Visit #2 

    • Sign in 

    • Speak with a Guest Care Consultant 

    • Receive a budget sheet to complete at home and bring back on the 3rd visit. 

    • Shop our free food market (complimentary visit) 

  • Visit #3 

    • Sign in 

    • Speak with a Guest Care Consultant 

    • Review the completed budget sheet (required

    • Receive certification as a SECORCares Guest, which includes determining if you can shop once or twice per month in our free food market. 

  • For additional information, see our Guests Page.

4. What are the hours of the free food market at SECORCares? 

Our free food market at our main location in Parker is open: 

  • Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

  • Friday & Saturday – 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

  • For additional information, see our Free Food Market page.

5. Does SECORCares offer other services beyond the free food market? 

Yes.  Through partnerships, sponsorships and volunteers, SECOR also offers free, or at a reduced cost, the following: 

  • Individual and family counseling 

  • Financial counseling 

  • Legal aid 

  • References for reduced/scaled medical services 

  • Medical and dental screenings 

  • Senior foot care 

  • Chiropractic 

  • Limited financial assistance 

  • And more!  See our Programs page for a complete listing. 

6. How many families does SECOR serve within the counties in which they offer services? 

SECOR serves approximately 1,000 families per month at our three locations.  Currently, there are 40,000 households (~11%) in the three counties we serve that are living below the poverty level and over 165,000 households (~46%) living below the self-sufficiency standard.

7. Where is SECORCares located? 

SECOR's main office is located at 16965 Pine Ln #100, Parker, CO 80134 (at the corner of Jordan Road and Pine Lane).  We currently have two additional locations at churches who are partnering with SECOR: 

In addition, SECOR also has a Mobile Market which brings our free food market to various locations in our communities.  Please see the Mobile Market page for additional information and upcoming locations and events. 

8. What does “faith-based” mean? 

Faith Based... is a God-centered faith that does not pretend that things are always good. It does not offer platitudes to those who've experienced difficulty in life. 

It is a faith that produces a defiant HOPE that God is still writing the story in which the light shines in darkness, that God can redeem our transgressions, that despite every disappointing thing we have we ever done or endured, significant change is possible.

This God-centered faith is one that pushes out the darkness and breathes in the daylight. That is HOPE!

9. How can I help/get involved? 

There are many ways to get involved with SECORCares.  Donations, volunteering, attending events, spreading the word – are all ways to help those SECOR serves.  Please see our Get Involved page for a complete listing and additional information.