Hours of Operation:
Wednesdays: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Contact the Aspen Mine Center:
Email: info@aspenminecenter.org
Phone: 719-689-3584

Wednesday Community Lunch at the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek, Colorado

“Wild Wonderful Wednesdays”.

Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Each Wednesday, the Aspen Mine Center, in partnership with local churches, clubs, agencies and community volunteers, provides a community luncheon (for optional donation) that welcomes all community members. For many, this is the only nutritious meal they have all week. This program “builds a healthy community” by enhancing neighborhood attachment, prosocial engagement, connecting clients to local resources, promoting intergenerational and cross-economic interaction and acceptance.

A comfortable dining room to enjoy a meal with old friends and make new ones

A hot, healthy lunch complete with everything from salad through dessert, including hot and cold beverages

Great food, terrific opportunities for socializing, a fun and relaxing time for all

There are no “haves and have-nots” at our lunches. Our meals are frequented by municipal and county officials, the elderly, law enforcement and firefighters, the homeless, social service agency representatives, low income families, persons with disabilities, etc.

Your ideas and thoughts are important. Chat with others tasked with making this a better place for us all to live in.

Voluntary contributions in whatever amount you can afford are appreciated

Volunteer help is always needed. Ask us how you can be of assistance. Just a couple hours of light duty helps make our community meal an even bigger success!

Currently, this program serves an average of 85 meals each Wednesday.

What We Do

Programs & Services

Everything from food, clothing to financial assistance can be found at the Aspen Mine Center. Whatever your needs come visit us and see if we can help. Click on the image below to go to our services page to see what programs are available.

Donate to the Community of Caring Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek, CO

Partner Resources

The Aspen Mine Center has a number community partners that provide resources for a variety of needs such as mental and physical health, food, transportation, and social services. Click the image below to find out more about our partner agencies.

Emergency Resource Assistance

Depending on what situation you might have, we can often provide a safety net for you and your family’s basic needs. Click on the image below to go to our Client Case Management page to learn more about the types of assistance they can provide.

See Other Programs

Thrift Store & Gift Shoppe

Clothes Closet at the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek

Providing a green resource for clothes, shoes, accessories, furniture, and other household items. Visit us to see our selection or shop online!

Food Pantry

Food Pantry in Cripple Creek at Aspen Mine Center

Make sure no one in the community goes hungry this year, by donating to the food pantry. We make sure all bellies are full and happy.

Client Case Management

Mental Health Services in the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek

Our Client Case Management Program is your first stop. Welcome to compassion, commitment and a light at the end of your tunnel.