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.

Do you want to make a donation to the food pantry, please visit our donate page.

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 6:00-8:00p.m. 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)
-frozen meat (when available)

-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 Sabrina Pacheco at or 719-481-4864 x102

For last names M-Z contact Paula Blair at or 719-481-4864   x112


Snack Pack


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 Programs Manager, Tammy Maxwell, for more information about the Snack Pack Program: or 719-481-4864 x111

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.