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UPDATE SAGUACHE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

UPDATED 04-22-2020

In an effort to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community,
Saguache County government will have limited access to buildings 
beginning Monday, April 27, 2020. 

In an effort to move forward with our job duties, a decision was made
to begin integrating the public back into the county sector.  

Staff will be providing limited essential services via phone and online avenues.
In-person contact for receiving essential services will have limited restrictions during this time. 

These adjustments to county services and public access will be in place until further notice.

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COVID-19 Food Distribution Information

Information on applying for Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP),

and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Click here to download the full PDF Document

 

What is The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)?

● TEFAP provides a monthly food package to eligible households and is available in every county in Colorado.

● Please call 211 or visit https://www.211colorado.org/ to find the nearest distribution site or the Food Resource Hotline at (855) 855-4626.

 

Do I have to provide proof of income for TEFAP?

● No. You will self-declare how you are eligible to receive TEFAP.

● See the current requirements for eligibility here: bit.ly/FDP-TEFAP

 

What else do I need to know about TEFAP?

● You will be asked to provide your name, address, number of people in your household, and how you are eligible.

○ You may also be asked to provide some form of ID.

● Most distribution sites are food pantries that offer additional food items and other resources.


What is The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)?

● CSFP provides a monthly food package to adults that are 60 years of age or older and meet income guidelines. CSFP is offered in every county in Colorado.

● Please call 211 or visit https://www.211colorado.org/to find the nearest distribution site.

 

Do I have to provide proof of income for CSFP?

● No. You will self-declare how you are eligible to receive CSFP.

● See the current requirements for eligibility here: bit.ly/CO-CSFP

 

What else do I need to know about CSFP?

● You will need to complete a CSFP application and provide some form of ID.

● Once you are approved (which will happen at the time of application in most cases) you are certified for one-year.

● You can recertify each year by simply indicating your interest in continuing participation in the program and self-declaring that you qualify.