FOOD ASSISTANCE

There are many resources for Fremont County residents in need of food assistance.

  •  The Pantry of Fremont
    629 N Harrison St
    Cañon City, CO 81212
    (719) 458-9252
    (in the basement of Royal Gorge Vineyard Church)
    Hours of Operation:
    TUESDAY – 4:00-6:00pm
    FRIDAY – 9:00-11:00am
    The Pantry distributes food to anyone in need every Tuesday and Friday. Each household is welcome to two large distributions per month and can obtain perishable foods, subject to availability, on any other day the Pantry is open.
  • Mercy Today Ministries
    1336 Elm Avenue
    Cañon City, CO  81212
    Email: MercyToday2@aol.com
    Phone: (719) 276-9242
    Mercy Today Ministries offers a free Tuesday lunch at noon. The Emergency Food Bank is also on Tuesdays, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. We are also able to provide some assistance with clothing and household needs, as well as assistance with prescriptions and other emergency needs as we have funds. Mercy provides numerous services to prison inmates, both incarcerated and newly released. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers. Prayers, financial gifts, food, clothing, or other donations gladly accepted and deeply appreciated. We welcome your visit and any inquiries!

Families and individuals can receive one food box a month. Boxes are based on family size and contain enough food to feed a family for at least three days. Staples, which consist of dry beans, rice, flour and pasta, are available weekly. Bread, produce, and dairy products are distributed whenever available. Each month over 21,000 pounds of food are given away.

  • Fremont County TEFAP
    (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)

    3224 Independence Rd
    Cañon City, CO  81212
    (719) 275-4191
  • My Neighbor’s Cupboard
    409 S. Broadway
    Penrose, CO  81240
    By utilizing and bringing together community resources, My Neighbor’s Cupboard will provide food, household, and other necessary assistance to individuals, families, and communities. Our goal is to ensure no one goes without a basic need. Visit our Facebook page HERE or our website HERE for more information.
  • Manna House
    208 W Main Street
    Florence, CO
    (719) 784-1955
  • Seventh Day Adventist Community Center

    3180 E Main St

    Cañon City, CO 81212
    (719) 275-2808

    Hours of Operation EFP: Tues 9am-12pm

  • First United Methodist Church
    801 Main St
    Cañon City, CO 81212
    (719) 275-0681
    Food Pantry: 2nd & 4th Thurs of each month Service Area: 81212