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.
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.
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 719-884-2350 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
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us here
Hours: Silver Key's Food Pantry is open for eligible seniors Monday – Wednesday from 9 am - 4 pm and Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm, starting on the 8th and continuing through the last day of each month.
How to Apply: In-person Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.