Pantry Hours:

  • ~Monday – Wednesday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • ~Thursday and Friday – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you would like to become a volunteer at the pantry, please drop by and let us know.  Volunteers are the key to the success of the Eastern Plains Community Pantry (EPCP).  You can make that real difference in helping serve the people of our community.

Donations for  Christmas

The Holidays are coming, the Holidays are coming! EPCP is looking for Donations of Toys and Monetary Donations for Our Holiday Program. If you would like to Donate Toys, you can bring them to EPCP at 701 4th Street, Calhan or NAPA Auto Parts Store, 519 Denver Street, Calhan.

We are in need of Toys for newborns to 12 yrs old. We will also be needing sponsors for our Angels Program. If you would like to sponsor a child 13-18 yrs old.

Please contact Cheryl Lopez at 719-347-3062. We will also be collecting Monetary Donations for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. If you would like to make a Monetary Donation, please make sure you designate it for the Holiday program (If writing a check put Holiday Program in the memo Line). We are hoping to make this a very Happy Holiday Season for All.


The Pantry is in need of blankets and bedding, winter clothing, and coats for adults and children, We are also in need of books, and pots, pans and kitchen items.  We are still looking for a used refrigerated van or small truck for help in getting food supplies to the pantry.  We are in high need for clothing for Newborn to 24 month old children.

If you would like to donate, please drop them by the pantry.  Small children toys are always accepted as well.

If you might have those items and would like to donate them, please drop them at the pantry.

DECEMBER is “International Volunteer Month”, “Operation Santa PAWS” and “AIDS Awareness” Month.

The Pantry Board thanks to all those wonderful people and organizations that have contributed to the operation of the Pantry. Your donations are a blessing to our community.

Recipes of the Month

 This past month of November, the Pantry served over 1,172 people  and volunteers donated over  805 hours.  If you or you know of someone who would love to volunteer, just drop by the pantry to let us know.

 Each month we will be highlighting and honoring a Volunteer.  For the month of November, we are honoring our volunteer  – Nancy Rowles.  Congratulations!  (Click here to read more and see all previous honorees.)  

Please tell your friends or neighbors that are in need and encourage them to visit our pantry.   

EPCP had a float in the “Calhan Community Christmas Parade of Lights”. The Parade was an outstanding event for our community. The Pantry Board offers a sincere “Well Done” to the Calhan Youth Education and Recreation Foundation (the Teen Center) and Program Director Kevin Acre.


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