Free & Cheap Stuff for Refugees – Colorado Springs

CLOTHTING

1. Springs Rescue Mission
Hours: Monday- Thursday, 1-3 pm
5 W. Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-632-1822
info@mysrm.org
What you can get there: Direct Services Springs Rescue Mission offers food, clothing and other life-essentials to the homeless and struggling, including single parents and families with children

2. ARC Thrift Stores offer 50% off on Saturdays

3. Goodwill Thrift Stores offer 30-50% off daily

4. Colorado 2-1-1:
https://211colorado.communityos.org/cms/home
Phone: 211
What you can get there: Colorado 211 can connect you to many non-profits and programs for assistance in many different areas. Call 211 or check out the database on their website. The database is VERY helpful!

Food

1. ESM Ecumentical Social Ministries Food Pantry

2. Lookup Food Pantries in Colorado Springs

3. Colorado Food Rescue:
List of grocery programs as of 11/2017, including services offered and any restrictions that may apply to who has access. The two starred items are open to anyone regardless of zipcode!

*Atlas Preparatory School*
1602 S Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
(719) 358-7196
Open Friday’s, 3:30-5:00pm
Grocery Program – Shelf-Stable Staples, Fresh Produce, Fresh Packaged Meals, Baked Goods, Occasionally Clothing Available
No intake process, no documentation needed

*Meadows Park Community Center*
1943 S El Paso Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 719-761-8885
Open Thursdays – 12:30-1:30pm
Grocery Program – Fresh Produce, Dairy, Meat, Fresh Packaged Meals, Baked Goods
They serve primarily the 80905 zip code, but will not turn anyone away. no documentation needed
Deerfield Hills Community Center
4290 Deerfield Hills Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
(719) 385-5996
Open Tuesdays, 12-1pm
Grocery Program – Fresh Produce, Dairy, Fresh Packaged Meals, Baked Goods
Serves the 80916 Zip-Code, no documentation required, but they ask that only folks who live in that zip code participate.

Greccio Housing – Plaza on Platte
2508 E. Platte Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719-434-1567
Open Wednesdays, 11-1pm
Grocery Program – Fresh Produce, Dairy, Meat, Fresh Packaged Meals, Baked Goods, Flowers
Only open to Greccio Housing Residents

Highland Mobile Home Park
3303 N Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 633-4000
Open Tuesdays – 9:30 – 10:30am
Grocery Program – Fresh Produce, Dairy, Meat, Fresh Packaged Meals, Baked Goods, Flowers
Only open to Highland Residents

Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy
4220 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719-328-6917
Open Wednesdays 2-4, Fridays 3-5pm
Grocery Program – Shelf Stable Staples, Fresh Produce, Dairy, Meat, Fresh Packaged Meals, Baked Goods
Open to those that attend the school

Relevant Word Ministries
1040 S Institute St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-330-2294
Open Saturdays, 1-2pm
Grocery Program – Fresh Produce, Dairy, Meat, Fresh Packaged Meals, Baked Goods
Only open to residents of the Hillside Neighborhood

Sleepy Valley Mobile Home Park
3410 N El Paso St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
719-963-6856
Open Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm
Grocery Program – Fresh Produce, Dairy, Meat, Fresh Packaged Meals, Baked Goods
Only open to residents of Sleepy Valley MPH

Westside Community Center
1628 W Bijou St. Colorado Springs 80904
(719) 385-7920 ext. 100
Open Wednesdays, 1-3pm
Food Pantry- Shelf Stable Perishables, Fresh Produce, Dairy, Meat, Fresh Packaged Meals, Baked Goods

4. Colorado 2-1-1 can help!
Refugees can use their EBT (Food Stamps) for $1=$2
Instructions:
1. First: Bring your Quest/EBT card to the farmers market informational booth before shopping. Market staff are there to help!
2. Buy SNAP-ELIGIBLE foods at the market with your SNAP dollars
3. We will match what you spend (with SNAP) with Double-Up Food Bucks—up to $20, every time you visit. Use them right away or later on to buy FRESH COLORADO-GROWN FRUITS & VEGETABLES

Participating Farmers Markets:
Colorado Farm and Art Market—Pioneer Museum
215 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO
Wednesdays: 3:00—7:00pm
(Through October 14)

Colorado Farm and Art Market—Margarita at Pine Creek
7350 Pine Creek Road Colorado Springs, CO
Saturdays: 9am—1pm
(Through October 14)

Gary Hanagan Farm Stand—Old Colorado City
W. Colorado Ave. & 24th St. Colorado Springs, CO
Saturdays: 7am—1:30pm

Bikes

Kids on Bikes – you can refer your family (with children) to their general program of LFS Case Managers can refer adults for adult bikes
Kids on Bikes
719-355-3573
www.kidsonbikes.net
1026 S. Tejon Street
Beside Mountain Equipment Recyclers!

Housing

Affordable Housing
LEAP Application

* Contact your team leader