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.
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.
Community United Methodist Church 434 Lewis St. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 Ph: (970) 264-5508 Tuesday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
St. Patrick Episcopal Church 225 S. Pagosa Blvd. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 Ph: (970) 731-5801 Thursday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Amazing Grace Community Church 77 Navajo Circle Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 Ph: (970) 444-2111 Wednesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Friday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Saturday 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Restoration Fellowship Church 264 Village Drive Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 3rd Monday of each month 12 pm to 2:00 pm
Free Lunch available at the Catholic Parish Hall on Thursday 451 Lewis Street Pagosa Springs , CO 81147 Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm