Assistance is available to low-income families and individuals as a monthly benefit to help with food expenses. Able-bodied adults are required to work or look for work. Only U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens may be eligible for the Food Assistance Program.
Applications are available in English and Spanish. For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Health and Human Services’ Food & Nutrition web page. Or use the Program Eligibility and Application Kit to apply online.
Federal surplus foods are available to low-income families and individuals. Commodities may be picked up Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays) at our offices in Avon and Eagle, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our office in El Jebel, and Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our office in Aspen. Food supplies vary from month to month, but typically include:
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Rice or pasta
- Powdered milk
- Canned soup or meat