Food Assistance

Assistance is available to low-income families and individuals as a monthly benefit to help pay for food expenses. Only U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens are eligible for the Food Assistance Program. 

To Apply: 
Applications are available in English and Spanish and can be brought into the County office to be processed. You may also apply online. If you already receive food assistance you may check the status of your benefits by creating an online account through PEAK

For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Health and Human Services Food & Energy website.

Local Food Pantries: 
The Gunnison Food Pantry is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-4 PM. 
Located at: 321 N. Main St. Suite C 
Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 641-4156
Requirements: You must live and work in Gunnison County full time.  
Bring: Colorado Resident Identification and proof of Gunnison Residency (electric bill, lease, cable bill, phone bill, pay stub) 

The Crested Butte Food Bank is open on the first Thursday of every month 4-5:30 PM or by appointment. 
Located at: Oh-Be-Joyful Church, 625 Maroon Ave 
Crested Butte, CO 81224

For Hinsdale County Food Bank information please visit the Hinsdale County Public Health website.
Or you may call the County Public Health office at 970-944-0321 

For additional food resources: 
  • Call 2-1-1 or visit
  • Call the Hunger Free hotline at 855-855-4626