Do you want to help ensure that families in your community have access to nutritious food?
Would your food pantry, church, synagogue, senior center, agency, or business be a good place to provide SNAP outreach and application assistance?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is the first line of defense against hunger. It enables eligible households to pay for groceries—literally putting food on the table for millions of Americans.
Hunger Free Colorado was launched in 2009 to ensure that every Coloradan has access to adequate, nutritious food. As part of our work, we provide training, tools and support to community partners throughout the state, in order to make SNAP more accessible to individuals and families.
Through our SNAP Outreach initiative, we can offer the following free services:
- On-site application assistance
- SNAP Outreach training program
- Hunger Free Hotline
- Assistance for county Department of Human Services
- Your Neighborhood Food Truck partnerships
Interested in SNAP Outreach?
If you would like to get involved, complete and submit our interest form.
SNAP Outreach Interest Form
Service provider support:
Hunger Free Colorado staff are readily available to answer your questions regarding SNAP outreach and the application process. We also can provide additional outreach materials if your inventory is low.
Statewide SNAP outreach support is available, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.:
Become a SNAP application assistance site and help put food on the table for struggling families and individuals in your community.
Hunger Free Colorado provides the trained and knowledgeable staff, materials and equipment needed to assist your patrons with eligibility screening for all federal nutrition assistance programs as well as completing the online or paper application for SNAP.
This service is free to all interested agencies.
We have partnered with a variety of organizations and companies for SNAP application assistance like Save-a-lot, Mission Hills Church Food Bank, and Adams County Food Distribution.
For more information, contact Amanda Garrard, Food Assistance Program Manager, at (303) 228-7959.
Interested in getting involved?
Please complete and submit our interest form for SNAP application assistance.
SNAP Outreach Interest Form
The Hunger Free Hotline is a multilingual toll-free number that connects people to needed food. It is a free “one-stop” resource that offers geographically-based referrals to both public and private food assistance programs throughout the state. All calls are kept confidential.
Our food assistance navigators provide tailored referrals for federal and charitable food programs from more than 1,200 available resources in the Hunger Free Hotline database. They screen for all federal nutrition assistance programs.
Your organization can be a resource for people at risk of or experiencing hunger.
If involved with any type of food assistance, please consider adding your agency to our database. This is not limited to but could include congregate meal sites, holiday meal sites, mobile feeding sites, Summer Food Service Program sites, SNAP Outreach sites or Meals on Wheels. Applicable information to share for our hotline database includes your service areas, access requirements (if any), populations served, types of food provided, hours of operation, donations accepted at sites and volunteers needed.
For more information about the Hunger Free Hotline, please email Maryann Long, Hotline Lead Navigator.
Add or update your agency’s information
To become a resource in our database or update your agency’s information for the hotline, please complete and submit this form.
Hunger Free Colorado can assist county Department of Human Services with SNAP outreach. Partnerships are tailored to the area and county’s needs.
We can offer support in a variety of ways, including:
- Developing a volunteer program for on-site assistance at the county office
- Targeting areas where there’s an increased need for SNAP outreach
- Training identified community partners to provide SNAP outreach in their counties
- Providing counties with Hunger Free Colorado collateral for client distribution to ensure that they are screened for all federal nutrition assistance programs for which they may be eligible.
What do current partners say about our service?
Working with Hunger Free Colorado has been a great experience for Denver. With the thousands of customers that come in our doors, their staff has assisted with offering a more individual customer service approach to our clients, which allows for a better experience in our lobby. I truly believe in the mission of Hunger Free Colorado and that the collaboration with our agency has been successful and effective.
- Lisana Rojas, Denver Human Services
We have had a lot of positive feedback about the volunteers and our new lobby management system.
- Tammy Hoffman, Arapahoe County Department of Human Services
If you would like more information about how we can assist your county, contact Maryann Long Assistance Program Manager, at (303) 228-7959.
Your Neighborhood Food Truck is a 40-ft RV retrofitted to connect families to needed food and nutrition resources, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other community options that offer access to healthy, affordable food. The mobile program provides ready access to four computer bays so individuals and families can apply for SNAP, as well as receive one-on-one guidance through the process or to access other community food resources.