Tri-Lakes Cares is a community based, volunteer supported resource center whose purpose is to improve people’s lives through emergency, self-sufficiency and relief programs. Since 1984 we have been meeting our client’s most basic needs while helping them move towards self-sufficiency. As the only food pantry and human services organization located in and serving the Tri-Lakes region of Northern El Paso County, we are a critical resource for those in need. Check out our new informational video below!

New Client Video!

Each month, Tri-Lakes Cares will release a new client video, allowing you to get to know some of our clients and the ways in which TLC can help.

This month meet Racheal, who moved from California after her family lost their two businesses in the same year. When her husband’s disability payments ran out, the family needed help and had no where to turn. Click the link below to learn more about Racheal and how she came to learn about Tri-Lakes Cares and sign up for assistance.



February is
“National Canned Food Month”

Beating the stigma about canned food! Did you know that canned food can offer great nutrition, value and convenience? They can contain only a few simple ingredients (preservatives not required). Canned food makes good nutrition accessible for everyone, regardless of budget. And, it is packed in the most recycled food container – the steel can, which helps minimize food and packaging waste.

The Canned Food Alliance is a National Strategic Partner of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and is hosting National Canned Food Month.

Tri-Lakes Cares is participating to help educate our community with canned food research, resources, the canning process and family mealtime recipes.

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Hangers to Hutches

Announcing Our Winter Hours! 

Shop Hours:

Monday through Saturday

10 am to 5 pm

Donation Center Hours:

Monday through Saturday

10 am to 4:30 pm

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