Food Assistance

A person or family can apply anytime for Food Assistance. Your income from employment, self-employment, child support, unemployment, Pensions, Social Security, Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security income, or rental income all count toward being eligible to receive assistance. Basic eligibility is calculated on the gross monthly income received, before taxes have been deducted.  View Food Banks serving Douglas County or learn more about Meals for Families or WIC.

All individuals who apply for food assistance in Colorado and do not meet federal exemption criteria must participate in Employment First Program.

Notice to all Client who Use the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card – Colorado clients are experiencing issues with their benefits being stolen.  Colorado EBT card numbers are being used in California even though the thief does not have possession of the Colorado EBT card.  This is called “cloning”.   Colorado has now blocked 95% of all cities in California due to the growth of this problem.  Please click here to get more information about how to protect yourself and what to do if you have to travel to California.

If you would like to set-up direct deposit to a bank account for your cash and/or food benefits or would prefer to get a KeyBank debit card for your cash benefits only, please call the Department at 303-688-4825 extension 5341 or come into our office at 4400 Castleton Court, Castle Rock.

Meals for Families

The Department partners with Church of the Rock to provides meals to families that meet specific criteria:

  • Douglas County residents
  • Have a dependent child under 18 in the home
  • Adults or children 18 and over are U.S. citizens or lawfully present
  • An annual combined household income is under $75,000

You may be required to complete a form verifying your family’s eligibility.  If you believe you are eligible but have an objection to receiving this service from a faith-based organization, please contact the Department at 303-688-4825 or come to our office to review possible alternatives.