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Food Assistance

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In response to the partial federal government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has asked states to issue February’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early — by Jan. 20th — which has the potential to affect 220,000 Colorado families.

The early issuance of benefits also means that Colorado SNAP recipients whose eligibility is due for re-certification at the end of January need to submit required documents as required immediately in order to receive food benefits for February. It is imperative that SNAP recipients whose food assistance eligibility is up for redetermination are processed no later than noon on Jan. 15th to ensure they receive February benefits on the expedited time frame.

To be clear, the early release of benefits is not additional funding. This effort is intended to get February benefits to eligible recipients before current funding for the program lapses as a result of the partial federal government funding. If the federal government shutdown continues, benefits may not be available after February.

Everyone has the right to food that’s nutritious and healthy.

In Boulder County, just like everywhere else, some people are unable to buy nutritious, healthy food for themselves and their families. Among other things, Food Assistance can help lift individuals and families out of poverty, and improve access to healthy food. Submitting an application is easy, and we’ll walk you through the process.

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Food Assistance formerly known as Food Stamps and also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP helps individuals and families buy food that is healthy and nutritious. Food Assistance won’t meet all of your food needs but will go a long way toward a healthy diet.

You may be eligible for Food Assistance if you:

  • Work for low wages
  • Unemployed or work part-time
  • Receive Colorado Works/TANF benefits
  • Elderly or disabled and live on a small income
  • Homeless

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Phone: 303-441-1000
TTY: 1-800-659-3656
Fax: 303-441-1523
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