Food Distribution Household Programs

Food Distribution Household Programs


The Colorado Department of Human Services Food Distribution Programs work with emergency feeding organizations throughout Colorado to provide households in need with food assistance. Household programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

TEFAP is a federally funded program that provides USDA foods to low-income households through a supplemental food box. The USDA foods are delivered to food banks across the state and then distributed to local food pantries and soup kitchens that distribute directly to the people. Click here for more information and TEFAP resources.

TEFAP eligibility

To be eligible to receive TEFAP foods, an individual or family must be enrolled in one of the following programs:

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Old Age Pension (OAP)
  • Aid to Needy Disabled (AND)
  • Aid to the Blind (AB)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicaid Eligible Foster Children 

  • Meet the specified income guidelines below: 
Household Size Maximum Weekly Household Income Maximum Monthly Household Income
1 $490.77 $2,126.67
2 $663.08 $2,873.33
3 $835.38 $3,620.00
4 $1,007.69 $4,366.67
5 $1,180.00 $5,113.33
6 $1,352.31 $5,860.00
7 $1,524.62 $6,606.67
8 $1,696.92 $7,353.33
For each addl. family member, add: $172.31 $746.67
TEFAP resources


Commodity Supplemental Food Program

CSFP is a federally funded program that provides USDA foods to low-income seniors at least 60 years of age or older. The program works to improve the health of these low-income seniors by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Click here for more information and CSFP resources.

CSFP eligibility

An individual must be 60 or older and meet the following income guidelines to be eligible to receive CSFP:

Household Size Senior (Maximum Monthly Household Income) Senior (Maximum Annual Household Income)
1 $1,396 $16,744
2 $1,888 $22,646
3 $2,379 $28,548
4 $2,871 $34,450
5 $3,363 $40,352
6 $3,855 $46,254
For each addl. family member, add: $492 $5,902
CSFP resources


Resources for Business Partners

Below are links to program-specific information about CSFP and TEFAP, including applications and commonly used forms, as well as conference presentations.

CSFP and TEFAP applications

Download applications below:

Documents and forms

Civil Rights Training (Food Bank of the Rockies agencies only)
Food Bank of the Rockies requires all staff and volunteers who regularly interact with program applicants or determine eligibility must receive civil rights training on an annual basis. 

Browse below for more documents and forms:

Household Programs conference presentations

Browse conference presentation materials below: