Food assistance


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The Colorado Department of Human Services runs several food assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), SNAP-Ed, Food Distribution Programs, and the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program. Learn more about each below.



The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is part of a federal nutrition program to help low-income households purchase food. It provides a monthly benefit that helps families and individuals buy the food they need for good health.

Learn more about SNAP


SNAP-Ed provides nutrition education for SNAP recipients. SNAP-Ed teaches participants how to buy and prepare healthy foods on a budget, motivates people to increase physical activity, and makes positive and healthy changes in the environments where families live.

Learn more about SNAP-Ed


Summer EBT

Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (Summer EBT) is a new program created to help families purchase healthy food for the months in which students are not in school. 

Learn more about Summer EBT

Food distribution

Food Distribution Programs (FDP) work directly with households in need of food assistance. FDP includes the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Learn more about Food Distribution Programs


Contact us

Food Assistance Program
Office of Economic Security
1575 Sherman St., Third Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 800.536.5298 | Fax: 303.866.5098
TDD:  303.866.6293

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