El Paso County Colorado free food pantries.

Food pantries, churches, and community centers in the Colorado Springs area distribute a variety of items to the needy. Centers may have canned groceries, perishable food, personal care items, vouchers, and clothing to individuals in the region. The food banks, charities, and non-profit agencies listed below should be contracted if you or your family needs assistance. While the hours and availability of products will vary, they will tend to have some type of free or low cost food in El Paso County Colorado.

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. 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.

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.

Eastern El Paso Community Center
Address:  450 Colorado Ave.
Calhan, CO, 80808
Phone number - (719) 347-2976

God's Pantry Ministry
Location - 102 North Main Street
Fountain, CO, 80817
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) 633-7017
Some of what may be offered includes basic needs such as clothing, canned food, fresh fruits, and volunteers may serve a hot meal.

American Charities, Inc.
Address: 3604 Galley Rd.
Colorado, 80909
Phone number - (719) 646-3922
Referrals and other aid is for the less fortunate in Jefferson County.

Black Forest Cares
Location of the facility - (719) 495-2221
12455 Black Forest Rd.
Black Forest, CO, 80908
Various assistance programs and services for the low income, elderly, and struggling families in El Paso County Colorado.

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.

Eastern Plains Community Pantry
701 4th St
Calhan, Colorado 80808

Mountain View Presbyterian
2520 Arlington Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80935

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

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.




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: 2250 Bott Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80904
Telephone number: (719) 884-2300
Home delivered meals, recreational activities, and information on programs specific for seniors, such as Medicare, may be available at the center.

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





Mercy’s Gate (formally known as Northern Churches Care (NCC))
Address is 4285 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80918
Telephone: 719-277-7470 x124

The Salvation Army Of Fountain Valley
Branch office - 901 N Santa Fe Drive
Fountain, Colorado, 80817
Primary phone number - (719) 382-1182
Some of the services offered include: Food pantry, holiday meals, thrift store, gifts for Christmas, heating bill programs, and shelter/rent help. Individuals of all backgrounds can receive help.

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 - 3018 Virginia Ave.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907
Telephone number of center - (719) 636-2191
Volunteers and social workers strive to address hunger. Children, the disabled, homeless, and indigent may all get groceries and more from the food bank.

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

Springs Rescue Mission
Dial - (719) 314-2360. Call for consultations and advice.
Address of El Paso rescue mission is 1 W Las Vegas St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903
Programs for the homeless, low income, unemployed, and others are available.

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.

Salvation Army - El Paso County
Address: 922 Yuma Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80909
Call (719) 635-2213 for case management, hours, and further information on the various assistance programs administered.

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.

Silver Key Senior
2250 Bott Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80904
Phone number - (719) 884-2370
Resources focus on senior citizens and elderly in the community. Home delivered meals, groceries, food, and programs specific to seniors, like medical care and insurance.

Several other food pantries operate in El Paso County Colorado. 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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