SNAP Application Assistance

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Need Help Paying for Groceries?

Ask us about applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps. SNAP is a federally funded program that provides monthly food assistance for eligible participants to buy nutritious foods.

SNAP provides monthly assistance for individuals and families who need help getting enough food. Benefits are distributed to recipients each month on an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, which works like a debit card. SNAP benefits can be used to purchase food at grocery stores, convenience stores and some farmer’s markets and co-op food programs. SNAP can be a great way to ensure you and your family have access to nutritious foods in between visits to the pantry.

How do I qualify for SNAP?

SNAP benefits are available based on monthly income, household size, and monthly expenses. See the table below for income limits and monthly allotments:

Household Size

Maximum SNAP Allotments

1 $250
2 $459
3 $658
4 $835
5 $992
6 $1,190
7 $1,316
8 $1,504
Each additional person $188

If you are undocumented and have children who are United States citizens, you can apply for SNAP on their behalf.

How do I apply for SNAP?

Community Food Share is happy to help you apply for SNAP. Please contact Nubia Saenz, SNAP Outreach Specialist, at nsaenz@communityfoodshare.org or (303) 652-3663 ext. 232 to schedule an appointment.

What are Double Up Food Bucks?

The Double Up Food Bucks program works to help families who are receiving food assistance by doubling the amount of food benefits that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Double Up Food Bucks provide families with produce from local farmers and can be used at local farmers markets. More information can be found here.

Additional way to apply for SNAP

More information on SNAP and how to apply can be found at https://cdhs.colorado.gov/snap. All Colorado residents can and access your benefits information at Colorado PEAK.

For questions about SNAP or assistance with applying for SNAP, please contact:

Nubia Saenz, SNAP Outreach Specialist
nsaenz@communityfoodshare.org
(303) 652-3663 ext. 232