Food Assistance

Food Assistance, formerly known as Food Stamps, assists eligible, low-income Colorado residents or families with the cost of purchasing food. Individuals or families need to meet federal income and resource standards.


Complete an Application for Assistance


Complete the application to the best of your knowledge but please note that applications must be signed in order to be valid for processing.

Download an Application for Assistance
Call 970-252-5000 to request an application be mailed to you

Pick up an application or have someone pick up one for you at:
Montrose County Health & Human Services
1845 S Townsend Avenue
Montrose, CO 81401

The following is a list of items you may need to provide:


  • Social Security number for all household members
  • Proof of monthly income
  • Identification for the Head of Household
  • Proof of basic expenses: Child care costs, if applicable and child support being paid, if applicable
  • If over 60 years of age, or disabled as defined by the Social Security Administration, you may also need to provide proof of medical expenses over $35.00, if applicable.
If you do not have all the other items listed above, sign and submit your application anyway. We will follow-up with you.