According to Feeding America, 627,480 people are struggling with hunger in Colorado - and of them 190,780 are children.
The following resources are available to residents of Garfield County to help fight hunger:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a Food Assistance program in Colorado, formerly known as Food Stamps. SNAP provides food assistance benefits as part of a federal nutrition program to help low-income households purchase food.
Double Up Food Bucks
The Double Up Food Bucks program doubles the value of federal nutrition (SNAP or food stamps) benefits spent at participating markets and food retail stores, helping people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers. The wins are three-fold: more families have access to fruits and vegetables, local farmers gain new customers, and more food dollars stay in the local economy. Find a Double Up Food Bucks location near you.
Meal Monkey Free Lunches for Kids
Meal Monkey is a program in which LIFT-UP, in partnership with the RE2 School District, Food Bank of the Rockies, and the River Center, provides meals on Fridays throughout the year at no charge to children (18 & under) in key locations in Rifle, Silt, and New Castle.
View the summer Meal Monkey schedule here in English and Spanish.
LIFT-UP's food pantries throughout Garfield County serve thousands each year.
Extended Table Soup Kitchen
The Extended Table (soup kitchen) has been a vital part of LIFT-UP’s programs for over 20 years and now has locations in Glenwood Springs and Rifle.
Warm Hearts in Cold Months: Food and Supply Drive
Every February, your Garfield County Libraries host a food drive where all collected food is donated to local food pantries. In 2021, the drive was expanded to also collect personal hygiene products. Click here for more information.