The Colorado P-EBT program provides extra food benefits for families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some other ways your family can get help buying or finding food.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is an ongoing monthly food benefit that helps families to afford healthy food when budgets are tight. SNAP is available for all eligible families. You can receive SNAP benefits if you have limited income or high living expenses. If you are an immigrant, receiving SNAP for eligible children (such as U.S. citizen children) does not impact public charge.
Community meal sites
This school year, schools and community organizations across Colorado are working hard to ensure that all students (0-18 years of age) can access no-cost meals! If your student is learning in-person, they can receive no-cost meals at school. And if your student is learning remotely or under school age, parents or other trusted adults can pick up meals for students by visiting a community meal site. At your nearby meal site, you can grab a to-go meal for your student. Some locations will allow you to pick up multiple days of meals.
Fill out a school meal application
Your household’s free and reduced-price lunch program (school meals) application can help your family access discounted internet and phone costs and secure additional funds for your school. Get an application at your school or district office, or visit your school website for more information. If your household qualifies for school meals, you might also qualify for P-EBT.
Additional pandemic resources
You can find additional information on local resources that offer free food, meals, nutrition support and more at COFoodFinder.org. Use this valuable resource to find nearby food pantries and information on other programs like WIC, programs for older adults and resources for college students.