Resource Hub

A big part of our mission is to "link" families in need with available tools and resources to improve their situation. Here are some local organizations and public assistance programs available to Erie families.

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Erie Community Food Bank

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   

Tel:  720-383-4865

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. 

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Bible Baptist Church of Erie Food Bank

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   

Tel:  303.828.5109
2021 dates:  Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, Nov. 20, Dec. 6, Dec. 18

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Sister Carmen Community Center

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 

www.sistercarmen.org

Tel: 303-665-4342

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SVVSD Free School Lunches

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 

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Boulder County COVID Response

The Boulder County Call Center (720-776-0822) is available from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and can answer questions about food and housing assistance, transportation, childcare, unemployment applications, services for older adults, and health questions.

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Weld County Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

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.  

Click here to learn more.

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Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

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.

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Affordable Internet

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.   

 

Apply Online Here

 

There are also two dedicated phone numbers:

English 1-855-846-8376     

Spanish 1-855-765-6995 

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Community Resource Hub

2-1-1 Colorado streamlines  services & provides one central location where people can get connected to the resources they need. With a database that is updated daily, 2-1-1 Colorado can connect you to critical resources simply by dialing a three-digit number. 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.

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Food Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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.

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Job Skills Training and Assistance 

Thrive helps participants build confidence and develop the skills they need to gain employment, establish a work history, stay in a job, increase their income, and advance to economic self-sufficiency. Learn more at www.thrivecolorado.org

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Colorado PEAK 

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.

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