A big part of our mission is to "link" families in need with available tools and resources to improve their situation. Click on a category below to view local organizations and public assistance programs available to Erie families.
The food bank is open every other Saturday, from 9:00 am - 11:30 am at Bible Baptist Church Annex in Erie.
5050 NE County Line Rd.
Erie, CO 80516
2022 upcoming dates: Jan. 15, Jan. 29
Life can get hard and the Erie Community Food Bank is here to help you during those times. To qualify, you must be a resident of Erie, Colorado. You must bring in proof that you are a resident: a utility bill of any kind and a current I.D., such as a drivers license. Patrons are able to visit the Food Bank once a month.
635 Pierce St.
Erie, CO 80516
Hours: Thursdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 5:30-7:30
and every 2nd Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Sister Carmen offers a wealth of services to Erie residents in Boulder County. In addition to the food bank, they provide a variety of assistance from advocacy to community and family education to professional development training and more. There is also a thrift store onsite which is a great place to purchase/donate affordable clothing and household items.
Drive-thru food box distribution hours: Mon – Fri 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
655 Aspen Ridge Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
In addition to the traditional non-perishable food items available at most food banks, Weld Food Bank offers fresh produce, dairy, meat and other perishable items.
Food Assistance Hours (East Entrance)
8:00 am – 11:45 am Monday through Friday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Community Food Share believes everyone deserves access to nutritious, healthy food — including you. If you or your family need food, you can visit the Feeding Families pantry in Louisville, Colorado to receive free groceries — including fresh produce, milk, and pantry staples — once a week.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Wednesday through Friday
SVVSD will continue to provide free school lunches to any child age 1-18 through June 30, 2022 as part of its COVID relief efforts. However, families who qualify for free and reduced price lunch are still strongly encouraged to complete an application because there are other fees which can be waived for applicants like school programs, after school programs, preschool, SAT and college application fees, and many others.
You can find this year's application at https://www.myschoolapps.com
CCMOW delivers high-quality, nutrient-dense meals every weekday to individuals limited in physical capacity due to illness, age and/or disability. Through their Project Homecoming Program, they also provide five free meals to folks returning home from a hospital stay. And, for those with pets, they offer pet food delivery through their Plates for Pets program.
Hunger Free Colorado, a statewide nonprofit organization, connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems and social change to end hunger. We envision a day when every Coloradan has equitable access to the nutritious food needed to thrive and reach their full potential.
HOUSING / UTILITY RESOURCES
Longmont Housing Authority administers approximately 405 Longmont Section 8 Vouchers and manages an affordable multi-family rental portfolio of 462 units in 9 properties. It serves more than 900 participant and resident households to provide permanently affordable housing.
Your household may be eligible for Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance if you were unable to make your rent or utility payment because of financial hardship due to COVID 19 and your household monthly income is at or below program guidelines.
LEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard-working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. Their goal is to help bring warmth, comfort and safety to your home and family by assisting with heating costs. Heat assistance may be available to you.
Call HEAT HELP at 1-866-432-8435 to see if you qualify.
Comcast is offering new customers who live in a Comcast service area to sign up for 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month.
There are also two dedicated phone numbers:
The fast and easy way to access benefit information - anytime and anywhere. PEAK is an online service for Coloradans to screen and apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs. Click here to learn more.
2-1-1 Colorado streamlines services & provides one central location where people can get connected to the resources they need. Whether you are searching for a shelter availability, childcare, or rent payment assistance – 2-1-1 can connect you to available resources in your community.