The Emergency Food Assistance Program

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing emergency food assistance at no cost.

Who is Eligible?

Eligibility is based on income. The total household income before any deductions must fall below a certain dollar amount to be eligible for SNAP benefits. The dollar amount will be determined by how many people are in your household.

Households may meet TEFAP income-based standards in the following two ways:

Participate in one of these public assistance programs

  • Aid to Needy Disabled (AND) Aid to Blind (AB)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program)
  • Eligible Foster Children
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
  • SNAP (Formerly Food Stamps)
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Old Age Pension (OAP)

OR

If you are not participating in any of the above public assistance programs, you must have a combined gross income which does not exceed the maximum income limit for the household size.

View the income limits table HERE.

Locate a Food Bank

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How Do I Apply?

  • Applications are available at the Las Animas County Health and Human Services building located at 219 S. Chestnut Street, Trinidad, CO 81082. Phone 719-846-2276
  • Operating hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-3:30 pm
  • To complete an application be sure to bring:
    • Proof of age, such as Colorado Picture ID
    • Proof of county residency and current address (driver’s license, rental agreement, utility bill)
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View the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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The Care and Share Program

Disbursed at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds
(As a courtesy to the neighborhood, we ask that you do not get in line earlier than 9 am.)

  • January 20, 2021 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 17, 2021 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • March 17, 2021 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Will be for pick up for SENIORS AGE 60 and up ONLY
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Will be for ALL ELIGIBLE Las Animas County Residents including seniors
Doors close promptly at 1:30 pm - NO EXCEPTIONS

Help keep our community safe:
Stay in your car, masks required, bring a pen, & PLEASE be patient! – Thank you!

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.