• Contact Information

    Food Assistance


    7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    Contact Us

    900 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Human Services Building
    Golden, CO 80401

  • Food Assistance Information


    Food Assistance, formerly known as Food Stamps, assists eligible, low-income Colorado residents or families with the cost of purchasing food. Individuals or families need to meet federal income and resource standards.

    Food Assistance is issued on Colorado Quest Web Page Icon (Electronic Benefit Transfer EBT) cards.

    Get Started

    Provide the following:

    1.  A completed Application for Assistance

    • Apply on-line using PEAK You are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site (Program Eligibility and Application Kit)
    • Download an Application for Assistance
    • Call 303.271.1388 to request an application be mailed to you
    • Pick up an application or have someone pick up one for you at:
      Jefferson County Human Services
      900 Jefferson County Parkway 
      Room 110
      Golden, Colorado  80401


    2.  The following is a list of other items you may need to provide:

    • Social Security number for all household members, and
    • Proof of monthly income, and
    • Identification for the Head of Household, and
    • Proof of basic expenses, such as
      • Child care costs, if applicable, and
      • Child support being paid, if applicable
    • If over 60 years of age, or disabled as defined by the Social Security Administration, you may also need to provide proof of medical expenses over $35.00, if applicable.


    If you do not have all the other items listed above, sign and submit your application anyway. We will follow-up with you.


    What Happens Next

    • Once the application is received, an appointment is scheduled for an interview with an Eligibility Specialist to determine eligibility.
    • The interview can be completed over the phone.
    • You can check the status of your application on-line by visiting PEAKYou are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site.


    More Information

    For more information, visit the USDA Food and Nutrition, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program web page View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites. .

    Food Assistance is available to all eligible households/individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religious or political beliefs.

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), 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. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form You are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site, (AD-3027) found online at USDA – Civil Rights website You are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site.

    For more information about how to file a program complaint of discrimination, check the status of a program complaint of discrimination, etc. visit the USDA – Civil Rights website You are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site.