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.

Emergency Food Pantry

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. – 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 (TEFAP)

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Note: TEFAP is unavailable the last business day of each month. To meet reporting requirements, ESM conducts inventory on that day.

TEFAP Requirements:

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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


ESM serves over 70,000 people each year in the Pikes Peak Region


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ESM Programs

ESM provides a collaborative Christian response to low-income and homeless people in crisis through a variety of services