Community Resources

As we all work together to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in Montrose, the following is a selection of resources available to assist, should you or your family be impacted by the effects of COVID-19. From information about how to access extra food supplies to tips for talking to kids about stress, we hope to help you find the services you need in our community and beyond.  

All Points Transit

All Points Transit is providing essential rides for pre-scheduled medical, grocery, pharmacy, and essential work. Grocery, meal, or commodity delivery for seniors and others in need is being offered as well.

Call 970- 249-0128 to sign up for grocery or meal delivery, rides, or additional information. 

Shepherd’s Hand Food Bank 

Ready to eat meals for low-income families and those experiencing homelessness. Boxes include fresh vegetables, milk, meat, and dairy products. Amenities bags for those experiencing homelessness are available.

Cedar Creek Church 
222 S Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO 81401

Monday and Thursday 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Saturday Box pick up: 9:30 am -12:30 am (extended Saturday hours due to COVID-19)  

Hunger Free Colorado

A free “one-stop” resource for information, this bilingual, toll-free hotline connects individuals to both public and private food assistance programs. 

855-855-4626
www.hungerfreecolorado.org

Just Like New Consignment - Community Pantry 

Offering a free Community Pantry for anyone in need, with a variety of canned goods, diapers, and formula as well as other infant and baby food. Donations are welcome. 

206 E Main St.
Montrose, CO, 81401
www.facebook.com/montrosejustlikenew
970-787-2323

Monday - Friday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Montrose County Health and Human Services 

Helping with food assistance eligibility and enrollment.

Contact 970-252-5000
Or visit www.montrosecounty.net/833/Food-Assistance

Montrose County School District

Meals are available for all school-aged students. Each day’s bag includes 1 lunch & 1 breakfast.  

Monday - Friday, 11 am - 1 pm
See information on this page for pick-up locations and/or to sign up for delivery.

Montrose Farmer's Market

The Montrose Farmers’ Market allows shoppers to use their EBT/SNAP card for food purchases with local producers. The market has bread, honey, jams and jellies, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, produce, herbs and spices, confections, and many more products that your SNAP dollars can be spent on. 

In addition, the Montrose Farmers’ Market is participating in the program Double Up Food Bucks through a grant awarded to Nourish Colorado. This grant allows them to double $20 per market week for fresh fruits and vegetables. Increase your buying power with local farmers and spend $40 dollars on fresh, high-quality food for the price of $20.

Please visit the Managers Booth to attain the market currencies to spend with the vendors and receive an introduction to the program.

The market runs YEAR ROUND market, open every other week in winter and weekly in the summer. Look for updates on their web page or follow on social media. 

http://montrosefarmersmarket.weebly.com/

ValleyFoodPartnership.org/Montrose-Farmers-Market

mfmmanager@valleyfoodpartnership.org

Visit the Double Up Colorado website for an example of how customers utilize their EBT card at the market.

Sharing Ministries 

Sharing Ministries has three programs available: 1) Sharing Ministries, 2) USDA -The Emergency Food Assistance Program and 3) USDA Sr. Commodities. 

Emergency food assistance is for anyone in need. Offering three meals a day for three days, once monthly. Meals include canned goods, pasta, fresh produce, meat, dairy, and baked goods. Goods vary depending on availability. 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program is open every Thursday from 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program - (Seniors 60+ Only)
First three Thursdays of each month - Noon to 2:00 pm

49 N 1st St, Montrose, CO 81401
www.sharingministries.com

970-240-8395 

Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Friday 9 am - 11 am

Colorado PEAK

PEAK is an online resource guide for residents to apply for food, cash, and medical benefits online.  

For additional information,  visit www.co.gov/peak

You may also apply for food and cash on the mobile app MyCOBenefits.


  1. Financial & Unemployment Assistance
  2. Medical and Safety
  3. Child Care Services
  4. Mental Health
  5. Recursos en español
  6. Seniors
  7. Utilities Assistance

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment 

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment handles unemployment matters in the State of Colorado. Visit website

They have created a variety of resources for workers and employers affected by COVID-19. For common unemployment questions, changes made as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other information for workers and employers, visit their website.

If you are not working or are working fewer hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may file an unemployment claim. To file a claim, go to www.coloradoui.gov.

Helpful facts about unemployment benefits

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) and Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The United States Federal Government signed the CARES Act into law and worker benefits were made available through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. 

This Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act created historic increases to unemployment benefits, increased the amount claimants receive, and increased eligibility for unemployment benefits. This includes the self-employed, contract workers, and those who haven’t accrued qualifying wages. 

Please check the www.coloradoui.gov webpage for the latest information about unemployment benefits available through these programs. For Frequently Asked Questions and to learn about the variety of assistance that the Acts provide, please click here.  

Montrose Workforce Center 

The Montrose Workforce Center provides services to both job-seekers and employers. Their office is taking calls and emails from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and can be reached at 970-249-7783 or by email at montrose@state.co.us. 

Current job openings can be found at www.connectingcolorado.com as well as online resources to help with an individual with their job search. Job-seeker services include career guidance and training, retraining assistance to help workers who have been laid off for no fault of their own and more. 

For assistance and information on unemployment insurance benefits, please go to www.coloradoui.gov or call the Montrose Workforce Center for general information and assistance in filing a claim. 

Business services include assistance in recruiting, screening and retaining workers, and information on tax credits, the local labor market, hiring trends, demand occupations, and average wages. 

Region 10

Region 10 is a local nonprofit organization that offers programs and services to address regional community, business and senior needs.  

Some of the resources offered for businesses are:  SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources, SBA Small Business Guidance, OEDIT Business Resources, Region 10 Business Loan Fund and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). They are also a resource for COVID-19 related services to include: Small Business guide to the CARES act, SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), CDL Resources for Workers + Employees, CDC Guidance for Businesses + Employers.

Visit website

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation 

A nationwide community dedicated to making the restaurant industry more hospitable to everyone, and offering direct financial assistance to individual restaurant workers and 0% interest loans to help restaurants get running again. This assistance is available to workers in restaurants in all states.

Visit website

USBG National Charity Foundation 

A National Charity dedicated to being a resource for hospitality industry employees.  While offering several philanthropic services, the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program is for bartenders and servers who serve alcoholic beverages who need immediate assistance with food, shelter and medical bills. This assistance must be applied for online.  

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