In August 2016
220 households
received assistance!
135 Students received backpacks and school supplies!
Over 7,000 lbs

October 5, 2016! Click here to learn more!

Hunger exists in every county in the U.S., affecting 48 million Americans including 15 million children! An estimated 7,690 people in our service territory – or roughly 15.53% of the population – are food insecure. This is a rate higher than both the state (13.91%) and national (15.21%) averages.

Check out some of the cool things on this calendar that you can do to help raise awareness or combat hunger.


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!

Client Stories

Tri-Lakes Cares’ Food Programs help alleviate food insecurity for Tri-Lakes area families and seniors. Hear clients tell about their own experiences.

Upcoming Events!

Fun ways to get out in the community and
support Tri-Lakes Cares too!

October 5: Monument Hill Kiwanis Empty Bowls & Silent Auction


Client Events

October 20: Free Flu Shot Clinic

Hangers to Hutches

Statement from the Board of Directors regarding Hangers to Hutches

Shop Hours
Monday through Saturday
10 am to 5 pm

Donation Center Hours
Monday through Saturday
10 am to 4:30 pm

Last day donations accepted:
September 28th
We are no longer accepting furniture donations, but will gladly accept clothing, household items, jewelry, books, etc.