Food Assistance

Food Assistance

Tri-Lakes Cares was originally founded as a food pantry and our food programs continue to be the cornerstone of what we do. For more information about each of out programs, please click on the tabs below.

Help Yourself


Help Yourself bins

Fresh produce and other grocery items are donated by Care and Share and many other local food providers to include (Safeway, King Soopers, Kum & Go, 7-11, Kneaders and Panera Bread), and are distributed based on the number of people in the household. Food can be picked up once a day per household, every Monday and Thursday. Items may include dairy products, eggs and bread when donated.

Groceries and sundries are available at the Tri-Lakes Cares facility: Monday and Thursday at 12:00-3:00 p.m. and 6:00*-8:00*p.m. (Summer hours may vary for evening shift only) at 235 North Jefferson Street, Monument, Colorado.

Supplemental Groceries


A week’s worth of groceries is available to clients during a crisis situation in order to help subsidize grocery shopping and free up income for other household expenses.

Client rcv groceries

Groceries may include:
-food (including perishable and nonperishable)
-laundry detergent
-toilet paper, paper towels, tissue, etc.
-hygiene products

Please contact a Case Manager for more information about Supplemental Groceries:

For last names A-L contact Annette Craft at CaseManager@Tri-LakesCares.org or 719-481-4864 x102

For last names M-Z contact Paula Blair at CaseManager2@Tri-LakesCares.org or 719-481-4864   x112

Senior Commodities

TLC Senior Groceries

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income senior citizens at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. The CSFP box will be distributed starting on the second Monday of the month, and will distributed alongside senior supplemental groceries. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This Federal program requires income qualification and residency in El Paso County.

 

Please see your Case Manager for eligibility requirements and to complete an application.

For last names A-L contact Annette Craft at CaseManager@Tri-LakesCares.org or 719-481-4864 x102

For last names M-Z contact Paula Blair at CaseManager2@Tri-LakesCares.org or 719-481-4864   x112

2016 Income Guidelines for CSFP

Sample of contents for CSFP monthly box

 

TEFAP

TEFAP Pic

A supplement of staple foods is provided by The Federal Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) once each month. TEFAP groceries are ready for pick up on the second Monday of each month through the end of the month or until items are  depleted. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This Federal program requires income qualification and residency in El Paso County.

Click Here for the 2016 TEFAP Proxy Form

Click Here for Nondiscrimination Statement Info

Please contact our Food Program Manager, Kate Lythgoe, for more information about the TEFAP Program:

FoodProgramsManager@Tri-LakesCares.org or 719-481-4864 x111

Snack Pack

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Volunteers prepare Snack Packs for delivery to local schools

 

Weekend supplemental food program is available for selected low-income students at nine of our local schools. Talk to your school counselor about eligibility for this program.

Please contact our Food Program Manager, Kate Lythgoe, for more information about the Snack Pack Program:

FoodProgramsManager@Tri-LakesCares.org or 719-481-4864 x111