Meal Assistance Program

Everyone needs a little assistance every now and then. The Colorado National Guard Family Program is once again partnering with the Colorado National Guard Foundation, Inc., to aid Colorado National Guard Service Members and Families in need. Our combined goal is to make sure that every Air and Army Colorado National Guard Service Member has the opportunity to have a wonderful holiday season.

This program uses generous donations from fellow Guardsmen and community partners to help supply meals for Colorado National Guard Service Members and Families in need during the November and December holidays. No matter where you live or what deployment status you are in, you can register to receive meal assistance!

Interested in donating? Donations of checks or gift cards are accepted through December 19 and can be dropped off or sent directly to the CONG Foundation Office at 6848 S Revere Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112. Be sure to notate, "Holiday Meals 2022" with the donation to ensure it is used for the correct program. Your donation is tax-deductible. 

Register for assistance: The registration deadline to receive a holiday meal in November is November 16. Register Here:

To register for meal assistance for a holiday meal in December, registration will be available from November 28 to December 16.

Register Here:


16 Nov: Thanksgiving Meals Close
16 Nov: Thanksgiving Meals Mailed to Registrants. 
28 Nov: Christmas Meals Open for Registration
16 Dec: Christmas Meals Close
16 Dec: Christmas Meals Mailed to Registrants


Adopt-a-Family Program 2022


The Adopt-a-Family program provides dedicated holiday support to Colorado National Guard Service Members and their Families in need during the holiday season.

Some Service Members and families may have had a difficult year, so putting together a Christmas or other winter holiday celebrations can be a real challenge for some of them. The Colorado National Guard Family Programs Office provides holiday support to eligible Service Members and families through the Adopt-A-Family program.

The Adopt-A-Family program helps businesses, organizations, and individuals support qualified Service Members and families that could use some help providing a holiday celebration for their families. The minimum requirement to adopt a family is to provide gifts from family’s wish list for the children. (Please do not feel that all items on wish list must be purchased) 

Donor’s information is kept confidential. You will receive information such as age, gender, likes and interests, specials needs, etc. for adopted. Additionally, at time of registration, you will be provided the opportunity to select one of our 4 drop off locations throughout the state. (Grand Junction, Windsor, Centennial and Colorado Springs). Please do not wrap gifts, if you would like to provide wrapping paper for gifts, we welcome it. This allows parents the opportunity to feel include in the gift giving experience.

Donor Registration opens: 15 Oct 0800

Donor Registration closes: 22 Nov 1700

The Adopt-a-Family program is essential to assisting Colorado National Guard members and their family in having a successful and happy holiday season and would not be possible without giving people like you.


All faiths and religions are welcome to participate. Program is only for current Colorado National Guard Families. Gifts or gift cards will be provided for Service Members children ages 0-18.

Refrain from requesting high dollar items (i.e. video games systems, cell phones, American Girl Doll, etc.) and no clothing requests. Please keep in mind, this program is designed to supplement your holiday celebrations, not provide everything on your children's wish list.

Once registered you will be contacted by a Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist in your area to confirm registration and delivery date of gifts.

Registration opens: 15 Oct 0800

Registration closes: 22 Nov 1700








For additional questions or concerns in regard to 2022 Adopt-a-Family contact or 720-250-1177.


Santa Shop Program 2022

Join the Family Programs Office for the 2022 Santa Shop on 10 Dec 0900-1200 and make this a fun annual tradition part of your family's holiday festivities! Come enjoy holiday refreshments, activates for the kids, meet Santa, have your picture taken in the North Pole, and celebrate the holidays with us! If that was not reason enough to attend, the Santa Shop event also provides, free stocking stuffers, and free gifts! Registered Service Members and family are given to the opportunity to shop an assortment of gifts donated by the community and local organizations.  You don’t need to be in need to attend event, this is a celebration of the holidays!


Location: North Colorado Springs Readiness Center 9510 Voyager Parkway,

Colorado Springs CO 80920

Date: 10 Dec

Time: 0900-1200

Registration opens: 1 Nov 0800 (must register to attend event)

Registration closes: 7 Dec 1700

For additional questions or concerns in regard to 2022 Santa Shop or you would like to donate or volunteer for event contact Jenny Morgan at or 719-640-2115.