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Food Pantry
ESM maintains the largest food pantry in Colorado Springs with the most consistent hours of service. The pantry is stocked with nutritious canned and packaged goods supplied from three primary sources: member churches, Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, community members, and outright food purchases. In addition, ESM stocks commodities supplied by The Emergency Food Assistance Program.  Photo of shelves in food pantry

Emergency Food Pantry

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To qualify for emergency food:
  • live in one of the ESM zip code service areas (80903, 80905, 80906, 80907, 80909, 80910, 80916, 80926). For those living outside these zip codes, assistance might be provided with a written referral from a primary agency in their zip code. Other exceptions may apply.
  • provide a photo ID
  • based on income levels, size of family, and emergency needs.

Emergency food assistance is a 4-day food supply.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (Commodities)

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Note: No commodities available the last business of each month. To meet reporting requirements, ESM conducts inventory on that day.

To qualify for the commodities food program:

No zip code restrictions BUT must provide proof of residency in El Paso County (current driver's license, current state ID, current telephone or utility bill with address, etc.).

Availability of items varies month to month (dependent on USDA deliveries.

For more information regarding The Emergency Food Assistance Program please visit http://careandshare.org/programs/the-emergency-food-assistance-program/.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
“Thank you Men's Warehouse for helping ESM provide more than 250 clients with professional work attire!"   ~  ESM Jobs Department
In response to the Gospel, ESM promotes self-sufficiency and restores dignity by providing food, medicine, housing, job placement, educational programs, and spiritual encouragement.

ESM provides a collaborative Christian response to low income and homeless people in crisis. 

ESM will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations prohibiting discrimination.