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Free food pantries, groceries and meals El Paso County Colorado.

Locate free food pantries, churches, and distribution centers in the Colorado Springs area that provide a variety of items to the low income. El Paso County distribution centers may have free canned groceries, perishable food, personal care items, vouchers, or holiday meals and even clothing to individuals in the region. The food banks (many that are open today), charities, and pantries (all that may be near you) and are listed below should be contracted if you or your family needs assistance.

There is also a phone number at the bottom of the page for other free food programs in El Paso County Colorado. While the hours and availability of products will vary, they will tend to have some type of free or low cost food for struggling families or single parents. Or find free personal toiletries or hygiene supplies or Meals on Wheels programs for the elderly or homebound.

When you stop by a center, you will more than likely be able to receive a food package, oftentimes for free, that will be handed out. Or learn about free Meals on Wheels for the homebound in Colorado Springs. The number of items provided will depend on the size of your family. Oftentimes you can also meet with a counselor for case management services and for referrals to other resources across El Paso County.

This is done as the number of charities, churches, and food banks and distribution centers that offer help to the low income and others who are struggling is extensive. Many locations have limited hours, so call in advance. Or if a center is closed or an applicant is not qualified, then find additional free food pantries or programs.

Where to get free food in Colorado Springs area and the county

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (GSUMC)
Church address - 1201 Leta Dr., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80911. Dial - (719) 392-5782
Mostly canned goods and bags of food are offered at the church pantry.

The Salvation Army Of Fountain Valley
Branch office - 208 Cunningham Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. Primary phone number - (719) 382-1182
Some of the services offered include: Food pantry, holiday meals, thrift store, gifts for Christmas, as well as Thanksgiving turkey meals. There is also summer snacks for students, information on SNAP food stamps, and free hygiene supplies. Or inquire into heating bill programs, and shelter/rent help. Individuals of all backgrounds can receive help.

 

 

 

Another option is the Salvation Army - El Paso County
Address: 908 Yuma St, Colorado Springs, Colorado  80909. Dial (719) 636-3891 or Call (719) 635-2213.
The charity has case management, a free food banks, thrift store and more. Call for hours and further information on the various assistance programs administered. Based on donations, there may be dry and canned goods, paper products, baby formula, and personal toiletries as well as holiday food baskets.

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
Address: 1318 N. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80909. Telephone: (719) 634-1053

Springs Rescue Mission
Address of El Paso rescue mission is 125 W Las Vegas St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Dial - (719) 314-2360. Call for consultations and advice.
Programs for the homeless, low income, unemployed, and others are available. There is a soup kitchen for meals (including at holidays). Or get bag lunches, soap, detergent, sleeping bags and more.

St. Raphael Episcopal Church
802 Leta Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. Phone - 719-392-3563

More Than a Meal
The charity is at 502 N Walnut St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. Call 719-447-5009
Low income families in El Paso County can get a meal or bag lunch. There is also information on housing, blankets for the homeless, and job programs.

Colorado Springs First Church of the Nazarene
Address is 4120 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. Call 719-596-5119

Eastern El Paso Community Center
Address:  701 4th St, Calhan, CO 80808. Phone number - (719) 347-2976

God's Pantry Ministry
Location - 30 Widefield Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. Phone number - (719) 382-0643
Emergency boxes of good, female products, hygiene goods, and other support is given. There may also be clothes for the homeless.

St. John's Baptist Church
Location is 902 S Prospect Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903. Telephone number: (719) 634-5687
Some of what may be offered includes basic needs such as clothing, canned food, fresh fruits, and volunteers may serve a hot meal. There may be baby formula, pasta, and free personal toiletries such as soap or laundry detergent.

 

 

 

 

Deerfield Community Center
4290 Deerfield Hills Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. Call 719-385-5996

Cere Center at Pikes Peak Christian Church
4955 Bradley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. Main number is 719-392-8855

New Direction Agape Services
The food bank is at 2513 Airport Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Call 719-963-9582

Mercy’s Gate (formally known as Northern Churches Care (NCC))
Address is 4360 Montebello Dr #300, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. Telephone: 719-277-7470
Resources focus on senior citizens, the working poor and elderly in the community. Home delivered meals, groceries, food, and programs specific to seniors, like medical care and insurance.

Redeemed Christian Church of God
3525 N Carefree Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80917. Phone - 719-313-9053

Christian House of Prayer
4360 Bradley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. Call : 719-596-7469
Referrals and other aid is for the less fortunate in Jefferson County. There is a free emergency food pantry. Get pasta, sauce, bread, dairy items and fresh fruit too.

Iglesia Nueva Vida
801 N Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Main number is 719-598-1853

Southeast Baptist Church
Address: 4393 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80916. Call - (719) 380-7060
Applicants must go through a line where they select their own food, which rarely includes meat and may or may not include staples. They also try to deliver (Meals on Wheels) to the elderly as well as senior citizens.

Palace of Peace Church
Address: 1150 Aeroplaza Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80916. Telephone: (719) 591-2094. Church pantry operates under limited hours.

Silver Key Senior
Location:  1625 S Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. Telephone number: (719) 884-2300 or (719) 884-2370
Home delivered meals, recreational activities, and information on programs specific for seniors, such as Medicare, may be available at the center. Or apply for Commodity Supplemental Food Program or seniors in El Paso County can get Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals with the community.

By Grace Community Center
713 Dale St, Fountain, CO 80817. Telephone - 719-299-2049

 

 

 

 

Black Forest Cares
Location of the facility - 12455 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908. Call (719) 495-2221
Various assistance programs and services for the low income, elderly, and struggling families in El Paso County Colorado. Get groceries such as Canned Tuna / Fish, Oatmeal, Cooking oils and other goods.

Living Hope Church
Location is 640 Manitou Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, 80904. Dial (719) 473-9436 for hours or an appointment.
Some of what is offered includes perishable items (fruits, meats, eggs), canned goods including pasta, or maybe baby formula. Call for hours.

True Spirit Baptist Church
5120 Astrozon Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. Call 719-575-9287

Living Faith Church
2120 King St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Call 719-233-4715

Connections 4 Life Center
6436 U.S. 85, Fountain, CO 80817. Telephone - 719-387-9919

Colorado Christian Fellowship Church
The Shepherd’s Pantry is at 2076 Jet Wing Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Mountain View Presbyterian
2520 Arlington Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80935
719-632-9664

Fellow Bible Church
4159 Centennial Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Main Phone - 719-533-2433
Provides groceries, meals, and support in El Paso County.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Address of church is 4125 Constitution Ave.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80909
Main phone number - (719) 596-4387

Billie Spielman Community Center
Call 719-344-8994, and be sure to select option 2
Address of center - 1616 West Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
Staff and volunteers distribute free food, meals, groceries, and, maybe most importantly, referrals and information.

Ellicott Helping Hands
2335 Hwy 94
Ellicott, Colorado, 80808
Main phone number - (719) 683-3404
A food pantry is offered on site for the needy. Also get information on other social services and public assistance programs. May have information on SNAP food stamps and other public aid.

Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM)
Address: 201 N Weber St.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Telephone number: (719) 636-1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walt Fortman Community Center
Location is 501 East Iowa
Fountain, Colorado, 80817
Telephone: (719) 382-8515

Faith Works
Address: 307 N Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80910
Phone number - (719) 459-9075

Crossfire Ministries
Location is 2120 E. La Salle
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
Dial (719) 447-1806

Westside Cares (WSC)
Address: 1930 West Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
(719) 389-0759
Residents of the western section of the city and El Paso county can receive assistance from this center and food bank.

Family Christian Center
Location - 1730 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Phone: (719) 599-0509
Volunteers and social workers strive to address hunger. Children, the disabled, homeless, and indigent may all get groceries and more from the food bank.

Care and Share Food Bank
Address is 2605 Preamble Point
Colorado Springs, CO
Phone - (719) 528-1247
Distributes food to individuals and other pantries in the Es Paso County area, which would then provide the groceries and food to clients.

Tri-Lakes Cares
Monument, CO, 80132
Telephone number - (719) 481-4864

High Plains Helping Hands
Address: 14755 E Hwy 24
Peyton, Colorado, 80831
Dial - (719) 749-2146
The non-profit may have holiday meals, Christmas baskets, and more. This will be in addition to standard type food from the pantry.

 

 

 

 

Good News Foundation
Address:  125 N. Parkside
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80909
(719) 638-8985

El Paso County Department of Human Services
County address is 1675 Garden of Gods Rd
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907
Phone number (719) 444-5349
They offer many federal, state, and local government assistance programs. For example, apply for WIC, food stamps, and housing. Staff can help people navigate the many programs and resources that they may be able to qualify for. Get help in applying too.

Additional free food assistance in El Paso County Colorado near you

Several other food pantries operate in El Paso County Colorado. Case workers also help with applications to SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers, USDA meals and even Meals on Wheels. If a location referenced above is not near you, or if they can’t meet your need, then dial 719-528-1247 for more information on food assistance programs.

 

By Jon McNamara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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