Commodities Supplemental Food Program

Silver Key Senior Assistance distributes government food programs through our Food Pantry to supplement a senior's diet and improve the health of the low-income elderly.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

These food boxes allow seniors to stretch their food dollars further by supplementing their diets with a variety of foods, such as: nonfat dry and ultra-high temperature fluid milk, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat or poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables.

CSFP Eligibility:
60 years or older and reside in Colorado Springs, El Paso County area. Seniors must apply in person and be approved following the application process. Documentation required for all residing in the home: Identification, Proof of Address (if different than identification), and Proof of Income.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

These food supplies allow seniors to stretch their food dollars further by supplementing their diets with a variety of foods, such as: nonfat dry milk, rice, peanut butter, cereal, pasta, beans, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meat, dried fruit and a variety of other foods. These items vary and are on a “first come, first serve basis” until items run out.

TEFAP Eligibility:
Seniors over 60 must apply in person and be approved following the application process. Documentation required: Identification, Proof of Residence (if different than identification).
Only one person per household is eligible and cannot be combined with any other community distribution program.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
In partnership with Care & Share, individuals over the age of 60 can apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit (SNAP/previously known as food stamps) at Silver Key Senior Assistance instead of going to the Department of Human Services. Call 719-884-2300 for an appointment.

Emergency Food Pantry

With donations of food and necessities from the community, Silver Key also assists seniors who do not qualify for government food assistance in an emergency situation.

Silver Key Senior Assistance
1605 S. Murray Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Phone: 719-884-2300
Email: info@silverkey.org or contact us here

Hours: Silver Key's Food Pantry is open for eligible seniors Monday – Friday from 9am - 4pm.

The new applicants and emergency food will be Monday – Friday, 9am - 4pm.

How to Enroll:

Contact the Silver Line at 719- 884-2300 and request a referral to out Food Pantry.
After a referral is sent from our Silver Line, a Food Pantry staff will contact you in a timely fashion to discuss eligibility, provide information about our Food Pantry Programs, and answer any questions.

 

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement (NDS):

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  For additional language options please visit:  https://www.fns.usda.gov/cr/fns-nondiscrimination-statement