Food Assistance

Food Assistance

Struggling To Put Healthy Food On Your Table? TCHNetwork Can Help You Enroll In SNAP

What Is SNAP?

SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and is the largest program working to fight hunger in America. SNAP is a federal program that helps millions of low-income Americans, including those who have hit temporary hard times, put food on the table. By providing funds through an electronic debit card (EBT) card, individuals are able to purchase nutritious groceries at authorized grocers and retailers nationwide to stay hunger-free.

Why Is SNAP Important?

SNAP provides families and individuals with their basic nutritional needs to help them through temporary hard times. SNAP provides timely benefits to help people in need to access healthy food. SNAP helps people get back on their feet and in 2019, 1 in 13 Coloradoans utilized the SNAP benefit. Additionally, SNAP helps to ensure that children are given a fair chance at healthy adulthood, that seniors age with dignity, and that family can care for themselves. SNAP is absolutely critical to making sure no one in America goes hungry.

Who Is Eligible To Receive SNAP Benefits?

SNAP is targeted toward our most at-risk citizens, predominantly serving households with children, elderly or disabled members. Nearly half of all SNAP participants are children.

Emergency Allotment SNAP Benefits

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, state and local governments have adjusted SNAP benefits to include an Emergency Allotment (EA). ALL persons eligible for SNAP benefits will receive an Emergency Allotment that will increase their SNAP benefits. The EA is adjusted based on existing income and household size.

The Emergency Allotment currently operates as outlined here:

For more information and updates regarding Emergency Allotment Benefit updates in Colorado, click here.

Without Emergency Allotment adjustments due to COVID-19, you are eligible if your gross income falls under the levels presented in the chart below.

Family SizeGross Monthly Income
1$1,383
2$1,868
3$2,353
4$2,839
5$3,324
6$3,809
7$4,295
8$4,780
Effective October 2020

How Much Will My Benefit Be Each Month?

Amount of benefits are determined by your local department of human/social services looking at a combination of income vs expenses and are based on the following:

Household SizeMaximum Monthly BenefitEstimated Average Monthly Benefit
1$194$131
2$355$245
3$509$378
4$645$448
5$768$526
6$921$632
Effective April 2020

Apply For SNAP Today

Please contact one of our local expert navigators, located in Ouray, San Miguel, Delta, and Montrose counties, to schedule an appointment to help you apply.

Ridgway/OurayNorwood/West End
Carol ShutterDavid Goodhue
970.708.7967970.239.1113
Telluride AreaDelta/Montrose
David GoodhueAngela Bullard
970.239.1113970.708.0921

Clientes que hablan español pueden contactar:

Telluride Area/Norwood/West EndMontrose/Delta
Valentina RoaCecilia Castro
970.316.2805970.417.7143

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