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.
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 12:00 pm – 2:00 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 10:00 am - 11:30 am at Bible Baptist Church Annex in Erie.
5050 NE County Line Rd.
Erie, CO 80516
2020 dates: Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19
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
SVVSD will continue the curbside meal program at a number of sites including Erie Middle School. Student meals will be served from 9:45 am – 10:30 am Monday through Friday and a sack lunch and breakfast will be offered daily. Meals will be offered at "no charge" for any child age 1-18, however families who qualify for free and reduced price lunch are still strongly encouraged to complete an application.
You can find this year's application at https://www.myschoolapps.com
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.
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:
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.
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.