Find Local Food Resources / Encontrar Recursos de Comida Locales
Need help buying groceries?
Food Assistance can help! This program (known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) provides monthly payments to individuals and families to use to purchase food. Most area grocery and convenience stores accept payment through the Colorado Quest card, which holds your benefits.
Who can qualify for Food Assistance?
Families, individuals, children, seniors, the unemployed and underemployed as well as those experiencing homelessness. To find out if you meet the income requirements, please contact one of our office locations or visit the
Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) online.
To find out if you may qualify for benefits please visit the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool webpage. This Pre-Screening Tool can be used to determine if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits. This Pre-Screening Tool is not an application for SNAP. An application for SNAP benefits must be made at your local SNAP office by following the steps below.
How Do I Apply for Food Assistance?
First, fill out an application using one of 3 methods:
1. Apply online using the Colorado PEAK website. This is the quickest way to apply. You may also screen yourself to see if you are eligible for different programs such as Medicaid.
2. Print out an application in English or Spanish. You can mail the application to:
Eagle County Division of Economic Services
PO Box 660
Eagle, CO 81631
3. Pick up an application at one of our offices, fill it out and drop it off or hand it to our Economic Services staff for processing.
The Food Assistance Program requires an interview. You can select on your application if you want an in person or phone interview in the section where you list your personal information on the 1st page. After turning in your application, you will be contacted by a public assistance specialist to schedule an interview.
For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Human Services’
Food & Nutrition web page.
Want more information on food resources?
Hunger Free Colorado
Contact the statewide, bilingual food resource hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626 or in the Denver Metro area at (720) 382-2920 to find out if you qualify for any federal nutrition assistance program and how to apply, which can be done by phone. All calls are kept confidential.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The special Supplemental Program Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) can help! WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition, education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services free of charge to Colorado's who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under the age of 5 healthy. Please visit the
page on the Eagle County website for more information.