Food Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


The federal food assistance program (SNAP) is available for income-eligible individuals and families.  It's not necessary to be receiving other assistance in order to be eligible, but people don't receive food assistance automatically — income-eligible individuals and families must apply and be determined eligible. Food assistance can be used to buy food only. Alcoholic beverages, pet food, tobacco, paper products, or other nonfood items cannot be purchased with food assistance benefits. If determined eligible the benefit amount will be placed in an electronic account which can be accessed by individuals through the Colorado Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system. EBT cards are accepted by most grocery stores.

Please refer to Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit for eligibility.  

There are also several Food Banks locally that may assist with food assistance.  Information on those food banks and hours of operation are listed below.

Food Pantries

The food pantries are still operational, with some minor adjustments for the safety of clients and volunteers. Information on those food pantries and hours of operation are listed below.

For more information, please visit the Archuleta County Food Coalition website at Food Coalition For Archuleta County