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 Banks

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