Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)*
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP helps individuals and families buy food that is healthy and nutritious. Apply for SNAP through Colorado PEAK or through the MyCOBenefits mobile app (available on Google Play or the App Store).
Paper applications are also available. Please scan or take a clear picture of each page and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For SNAP application assistance, call Hunger Free Colorado at 720-382-2920, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The State of Colorado also has comprehensive information on SNAP during COVID-19.
Colorado Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for Families with School-Aged Children
The Colorado Department of Human Services and Department of Education will be issuing Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits to school-age children who would have received free or reduced-price meals during the time that schools have been closed for the 2019-2020 school year. This program will be available in July, in partnership with local school districts. See this link for more information.
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC provides additional food assistance for eligible mothers who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a child up to five years of age.
SNAP and WIC Participants: Fresh Produce and Grocery Online Order and Pick-Up
To help keep people safe in our community, online grocery ordering and fee-free pickup is now available for SNAP recipients at all King Soopers stores and some Walmart Locations.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) EBT cards can be used to purchase SNAP-eligible foods at these locations:
- King Soopers locations throughout Boulder County: See this link for details. When placing your pickup order, when you get to Payment Option choose “SNAP EBT at Pickup.” When you arrive at your pickup location, swipe your EBT card to complete the order (WIC is not accepted for online purchase and grocery pickup at this time).
- Walmart locations in Longmont and Broomfield (this service is not currently available at the Lafayette location): See this link for details. Customers can order online, then select EBT Card as the payment method when checking out (minimum $30 purchase for pickup). When picking up the food, the Walmart associate will have the customer swipe his or her EBT card to pay for SNAP-eligible groceries. All items not SNAP-eligible will need to be charged to another credit/debit card or with cash. Please note: never give your EBT card Personal Identification Number (PIN) to anyone, either in person or over the phone. Walmart does not currently accept WIC for grocery pickup.
- Amazon: See this link for details. SNAP EBT benefits can be used on Amazon.com groceries, Amazon Pantry, and Amazon Fresh. Delivery fees vary depending on the Amazon service and amount of purchase. Customers don’t have to be a Prime member to use SNAP EBT, although Prime members may receive free delivery on some items. When shopping online using Amazing, users can filter by SNAP-eligible items. Cash on an EBT Card cannot be used through Amazon. The user must have a different payment method to pay delivery fees and for non-SNAP-eligible items.
Bagged Fruit and Vegetables Pickup Available for SNAP and WIC Recipients at the Farmers Market
SNAP recipients are eligible to pick up $20 bags of fruit and vegetables using just $10 in SNAP benefits each Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont – participants must sign up in advance using the Boulder County Farmers Markets’ online form, and must place orders by 7:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the Saturday pickup date. A Boulder County Farmers Market representative will swipe the SNAP EBT card when the food bag is picked up.
WIC families can receive one box per market day by using a valid eWIC card when the food bag is picked up. Again, online ordering by 7:00 p.m. the Wednesday before pickup is required.
For more information, email email@example.com or text 720-551-6052.
Here is a map of stores that accept SNAP.
Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) in Boulder: EFAA has shifted from grab-and-go food back to a Menu-Model. Visitors can choose the food items they want, while EFAA maintains a strict COVID-19 safety protocol (information in English and Spanish). Visit 1575 Yarmouth between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, and the last Saturday of the month from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for Boulder and southern mountain residents. See flyers in English and Spanish.
OUR Center in Longmont: Food pantry and grab-and-go hot lunches for residents of the St. Vrain Valley School District, including the northern mountains.
Harvest of Hope in Boulder: Food Services offered to anyone in need of food from the Pantry parking lot. For those with kitchens, services are offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.. For people without kitchens (or people experiencing homelessness), services are offered Monday through Friday from 12 to 2 p.m. We are offering as much choice as possible with the current circumstances, and are practicing safety protocols to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19. Harvest of Hope is located at 2960 Valmont Rd. in Boulder, between the Circle K gas station and Modern Specialist auto shop.
Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette: Food bank distributing grab-and-go food bags for residents of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie. Hours are Monday through Friday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Remain in your car and staff and volunteers will load food into your trunk or backseat. If these hours don’t work for you, please call 303-665-4342 to make other arrangements.
Community Food Share in Louisville: Serving residents of Boulder County and Broomfield County. Offering drive-through food distribution at their onsite pantry (schedule here). Families should remain in the car and staff or volunteers will load food into the car. Prepackaged boxes of food are also available through the Mobile Pantry program, visit this page for locations and an up-to-date schedule. New program participants do not need to worry about typical enrollment documentation/eligibility requirements (USDA programs excluded).
Nederland Food Pantry: Food Bank is closed for shopping. Boxes of food are available for pick-up every Saturday, and the first and last Thursdays of the month, from 10:00 am to noon, in the Nederland Community Center’s upper parking Lot.
Peak to Peak Alliance: Food assistance through pantries in Nederland, Ward, Lyons, and Allenspark, financial assistance for rent/mortgage, and other services and referrals with help from the Mountain Resource Liaisons.
Lyons Community Food Pantry: free curbside drive-through service for anyone in the greater Lyons area every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. outside the Lyons Community Church, 350 W. Main Street.
St. John the Baptist Food Bank in Longmont: Hours of operation are Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m, and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In order to minimize contact, food boxes will be brought out to residents’ cars. An application and photo ID may be required. Call 303-678-1469.
Round Pantry in Longmont (Westview Presbyterian Church): Free food distributions on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. or until they run out of food. Shoppers will drive or walk up to receive standard prepacked boxes and bags of food. Enter from eastbound lane of 15th avenue. There is no parking in church lots. No ID or proof of address required.
Meal and Grocery Delivery
Boulder Meals on Wheels: Free prepared food delivered to your home.
Coal Creek Meals on Wheels (Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Superior): Free prepared food delivered to your home.
Cultivate’s Carry-Out Caravan: accepting new clients for grocery delivery service for members of the community who are 60 years and older and have difficulty accessing groceries on their own.
Via Mobility Services: Delivering groceries for passengers, waiving fares through end of April, increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles, trying to keep trips to one passenger at a time.
RTD Access-a-Ride: Delivering groceries to Access-a-Ride certified passengers, increasing frequency of cleaning buses.
Community Food Share: Prepackaged boxes of food are delivered to several outdoor locations through the Mobile Pantries program for individuals and families in need of food assistance. Visit the link for locations, eligibility, and an up-to-date schedule. New program participants do not need to worry about typical enrollment documentation/eligibility requirements (USDA programs excluded).
TNC – Uber: Providing disinfectants to drivers, delivering food “leave-at-door” via Uber Eats.
School Meal Distribution
Boulder Valley School District: BVSD is now able to serve free meals to any family with a child 18 years and younger; as young as an infant. BVSD no longer needs to verify student’s enrollment and will not require any information/ID/paperwork from you or anyone else picking up on your behalf.
BVSD will provide 14 meals (7 breakfasts and 7 lunches) for each child, and children do not need to be present for pick up. This Student Meal Program provides numerous food items, ingredients, and fresh produce. We’ve also begun including prepared food items like breakfast burritos, tamales, and other items–the specific items vary by week. When schools re-open for in-person learning, school meals (both breakfast and lunch) will continue to be free for all students. These changes in the USDA guidelines will be in place until at least the end of December 2020.
BVSD’s Student Meal Program: Every Monday* from 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.** Pick up locations:
. Meal kits are available to all community members and are free of charge. Pickup between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the following locations:
- Sanchez Elementary School
- Crestview Elementary School
- Manhattan Middle School
- Columbine Elementary School
- Emerald Elementary School
- Louisville Middle School
- Nederland Middle-Senior High School (this site has morning, 9-11 a.m., pickup available only)
Free and Reduced Meal Applications:
Completing this application is very important this year, even though current Phase 1 learning is remote. Directions to apply are found here. Even if you have not qualified in the past, we encourage you to apply this year, especially if you have had a change in financial situation. If you need help with the F&R application please contact Lola Campos at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Families and individuals who unable to visit the pickup sites listed about should contact BVSD to schedule a food delivery.
**Please note that the Student Meal Program follows BVSD’s calendar, and when the district is closed for holidays on Mondays, the program is shifted to Tuesdays (This will happen on 9/8/2020).
St. Vrain Valley School District: SVSD will operate drive-through pick-up sites where student meals will be served from 11-12:30 Monday through Friday and a sack lunch and breakfast will be offered daily.
Meals will be offered at “no charge” for any child age 1-18, however families who qualify for free and reduced price lunch are still strongly encouraged to complete an application^.
SVVSD meal distribution locations:
- Lyons High School
- Hygiene Elementary School
- Timberline PK-8
- Centennial elementary School
- Soaring Heights PK-8
- Thunder Valley K-8
- Northridge Elementary School
- Altona Middle School
- Erie Middle School
- Alpine Middle School
- Longmont Estates Elementary
- Mountain View Elementary
- Sunset Middle School
- Soaring Heights PK-8
- Frederick High School
- Mead Middle School
- Niwot High School
- Burlington Elementary
- River Valley Community
- Eagle Crest Community
^Student’s meal applications will expire on August 31 from last year. Families will need to complete a new application for this school year. Families may complete a new application at https://www.myschoolapps.com for this school year. If you have questions about the application process contact Sandra Melara at email@example.com.
Families who unable to visit the pickup sites listed about should contact SVVSD to schedule a food delivery.
*In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.