Food Assistance Program

The Food Assistance Program provides monthly benefits to low-income households to assist with the cost of food.

Eligibility
You may be eligible for food assistance if you:
  • Are unemployed, work part-time or work for low wages
  • Receive other public assistance payments
  • Are elderly or disabled and live on a small income
  • Are homeless
  • Your household does not exceed $2,000 in countable resources (cash on hand, bank accounts, investments, secondary property, etc.)

Income Guidelines
Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income Maximum Net Monthly Income
1
$1,211 $931
2
$1,640 $1,261
3
$2,069 $1,591
4
$2,498 $1,921
5
$2,927 $2,251
6
$3,356 $2,581
7
$3,785 $2,911
8
$4,214 $3,241
Each Additional $429 $330

Check if you may be eligible by using the Program Eligibility Application Kit (PEAK) tool.

How to Apply
Pick up an application from our office, call to have one mailed to you, or print an application online. Bring the completed application for assistance and all required documents into our office. Applications cannot be processed without all required documents, which include:
  • Proof of Identity (driver’s license, ID card, resident card, U.S. Passport, etc.)
  • Social Security numbers for all household members
  • Proof of any income (pay stubs, letter from employer, etc.)
  • Proof of any non-work income (unemployment, child support payments, etc.)
  • Proof of any assets or resources (bank statements, CD / individual retirement account {IRA} / stocks / bonds, etc.)
  • Proof of any expenses (rent / mortgage, utilities, day care, child support obligation, etc.)

Spanish applications are available.

Application Process Period
Food assistance applications will be processed within 30 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents. 

Households that meet expedited criteria can receive food assistance benefits within 7 days from the date of the application.

More Information
Visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website for more information about the Food Assistance Program.

The Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program is designed to provide nutrition and health education, healthy food, and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify (if you qualify for food assistance, you will qualify for WIC).