Food Assistance

Our New Market is open!

Come shop for your grocery needs in our newly renovated Market. We are open for grocery distribution on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Our new Market features items such as produce, breads, dairy, meat, grains, canned goods, toiletries, cleaning supplies, household products, and diapers/wipes. Our supplies are offered at no cost to our shoppers.

Additional household cleaning supplies, paper products, and personal hygiene items may be ordered from our upstairs pantry when you arrive. Please ask for help from the Front Desk Volunteer or a Case Manager.

When shopping the Market, please bring your service access card (or I.D. for new clients) as well as your own grocery bags. You will be provided a cart while shopping, but we will not have bags available. Please note we have limited parking available in our parking lot. There is extra parking on the side of the road or across the street at the church. Please do not block our neighbor’s driveway or park next door. 

For information on how to donate to the food pantry, please visit our Current Pantry Needs.

Snack Pack Program

Tri-Lakes Cares is connected with elementary, secondary, and preschools in our area in an effort to keep students’ tummies filled up so their focus can be on learning and simply just being kids!

We provide snacks on a weekly basis to eligible students in District 38 along with the area’s preschools. Please contact your school counselor for eligibility information.

In addition to providing local schools and students with snacks, we also offer the Snack Pack Program to our clients who have youth in the household. Please contact Case Management for more information.

If you wish to donate snack items, please review the “Youth Snacks/Lunch” section of our Current Pantry Needs.

Did your children participate in the Snack Pack Program this school year?

We would appreciate your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete this short, anonymous survey: Snack Pack Survey


Free Summer Meals for Kids

Every summer, hundreds of community sites across Colorado offer nutritious meals at no cost to children and teens. Many summer food sites also offer engaging activities to ensure kids have fun while also getting needed nutrition.

Colorado families can find nearby summer food sites by using the online, interactive map at KidsFoodFinder – click on “Find Sites”, enter your zip code and the ten closest locations will be displayed. You can also call Hunger Free Colorado’s statewide food resource hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626. Share this information with others in our community, so more Colorado kids can access healthy meals when school is not  in session!

The statewide summer food program is supported by the USDA, Colorado Department of Education, Hunger Free Colorado and many sponsors and sites across the state.

Please contact a Case Manager for more information about our Market or other programs:

Last names A-L: Email Rachael Collins at RachaelC@tri-lakescares.org or 719-481-4864 x102

Last names M-Z: Email Jessica Garrison at JessicaG@tri-lakescares.org or 719-481-4864 x112

For New Client Inquiries:  Email Andrew Tompkins, Jr. at Intake@tri-lakescares.org or 719-481-4864 x333