Food stamp assistance programs free up the food in our community’s food pantries for people who would not otherwise qualify for food stamps. To see if you are eligible to receive food assistance benefits, please fill out an application using one of the methods detailed below. To expedite the processing of your application, provide as much information as possible on your initial application. At the very least, be sure to include: your name, phone number or email, physical AND mailing addresses, and birthday.
Methods to apply:
- Visit the Colorado PEAK website at colorado.gov/PEAK to complete an application on your computer or tablet
- Download the MyCOBenefits app to apply from your smartphone
- Call the Hunger Free Colorado Hotline at 1-855-855-4626 or Mountain Family Center at 970-557-3186
- Print out an application in English, Espanol, or Large-Print. Then send it to us via email: email@example.com, fax: 970-725-3696, or by mail: GCDHS, P.O. Box 204, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
Colorado Families with School-Aged Students to Begin Receiving Pandemic-EBT Food Benefits
Coloradans with school-enrolled children will begin to receive food benefits through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program starting Wednesday, July 22.
Eligible families include those with children in preschool, Early Childhood Education (ECE) and pre-K through grade 12 who are enrolled in a school that participates in the NSLP. This includes public, private and charter schools. Students who attend some online schools are also eligible, as are special needs students aged 18 to 22.
All applicants will need their student’s State Issued ID number (also referred to as a SASID), which should have been provided to them by their school or school district (school contact information can be found here).
- COVID-19 Food Assistance Information
- Resources for COVID-19 Community Emergency Response
- Grand County Department of Human Services