Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Assistance)
If you or someone you know uses SNAP benefits, here are a few tips to help you maximize your benefits:
- If you are able to, roll over EBT benefits to the next month, which may help cushion the impact of the reduction in benefits.
- Stock up on non-perishable items now, while you have the additional benefits. View tips on stocking your pantry in English or Spanish.
- Stretch food ingredients and plan to use them in more than one meal, which can help save money and reduce food waste. View tips on stretching ingredients in English or Spanish.
- Consider freezing produce to make fruit and vegetables last longer. View tips on freezing food in English or Spanish.
- Look at unit prices to compare similar products at the grocery store and see where you can save money. View tips on comparing prices in English or Spanish.
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) benefits provide food supplements to eligible parents and caregivers with a child under the age of 5. You can also take advantage of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides discounts on internet service and devices and you might qualify for discounts of up to $30 per month. Visit AffordableConnectivity.gov to learn more about the discounts, eligibility and how to apply.
If you are interested in helping your neighbors who will be seeing this reduction, consider donating funds or food items to your local food pantry or food bank. In Broomfield, that would be with Broomfield FISH and North Denver Care Food Pantry.
- What are emergency allotments (EA), also known as maximum allotments (MA)?
- Why is the emergency/max allotment ending?
- How will this impact me?
- Will I still get SNAP benefits after the emergency/max allotment ends?
- When will SNAP max allotment end?
- I received a notice that my SNAP benefits will be reduced/closed. Can I appeal?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): A food assistance program in Colorado, formerly known as food stamps. SNAP provides food assistance benefits on a monthly basis as part of a federal nutrition program to help low-income households purchase food.
- In person with Broomfield Benefits Team (BBT)at 100 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020.
- Online at PEAK
- Download and print an application to apply in person.
- BBT Call Center: 720-887-2290 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
- Email: email@example.com
- In Person: Department of Human Services building, 100 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards are issued to receive the SNAP benefits for a household and can be used at most grocery stores to buy food with those SNAP benefits, ensuring that families have access to a healthy diet.
- EBT cards are issued from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Broomfield.
- Replacement card are available during office hours at the Department of Human Services or any Human Services office in Colorado.
- Manage your EBT account here
- How To Use Your EBT Card (English)
- How To Use Your EBT Card (Spanish)
For more information on the SNAP program and eligibility requirements click the icon below.
Employment First (EF): Colorado’s SNAP Employment and Training program increases the employment and earning capacity of ALL SNAP recipients by providing free access to the Employment First curriculum, supportive services, skills and credentialing resources. Employment First provides job search skills workshops, work experience sites, assistance with resume/cover letter and interviewing skills to help increase job placement, retention and higher wages.
To Contact: Broomfield Employment First Specialist 303-464-5593
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