If you rely on food assistance, or know someone who does, we want you to know federal benefits are changing – but there is still hope and help for you locally.
The Colorado Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income households in Colorado purchase food. During the pandemic, SNAP households received an extra allotment, called “Emergency Allotments or Max Allotments.” Congress authorized these Emergency Allotments, but the benefit was temporary and will end in February, as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.
Every person receiving this assistance will be impacted. To manage your SNAP benefit, visit the Colorado PEAK web page. For additional information on this benefit and upcoming changes, visit the Douglas County Human Services web page.
Need help? Start with Strive to Thrive Tuesday, Jan. 31
If you are looking for food assistance – or help in other ways – the Strive to Thrive resource fair is your first stop.
Visit the resource fair from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Calvary Castle Rock, 1100 Caprice Drive. Agencies and organizations from across Douglas County come together to make it easy for you and your family to access the assistance you need.
Other Local Resources
- Food assistance resources include 10 local food banks, WIC, and Hunger Free Colorado.
- Eviction Prevention Program/Pathways to Employment
- LEAP energy assistance program
- Mental Health Resources
And there’s more. Visit our Community Resources web page or call Douglas County Human Services, 303-688-4825 if you are in need.
How to Help
Food banks need volunteers and donations throughout the year. Visit our food bank web page, find one near you, and call or visit their website to see what they need.