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 Weld County Produce Truck is at the Erie Community Food Bank the first Thursday of the month with fresh fruits and vegetables.
635 Pierce St.
Erie, CO 80516
Hours: First Thursday of the month from 10:00 am to Noon
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.
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
Sister Carmen now serves all of Erie, regardless of 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 bank hours: Mon – Fri 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Wed. til 6pm)
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
Families who qualify for free and reduced price lunch are strongly encouraged to complete an application because in addition to the school meals, 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.
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.
In addition to the food bank, Sister Carmen has a utility assistance program available to residents of Erie who meet income guidelines. To learn more, you are encouraged to call 303-665-4342.
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.
EOC administers grants from the Governor’s Energy Office. Some of the programs go beyond a one-time benefit on your energy bill. You can also access other energy saving programs including Energy Outreach Colorado’s Crisis Intervention to help repair and/or replace broken heating systems, or the Colorado Energy Office’s Weatherization Assistance that provides insulation and air sealing in your home.
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:
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.