Tag Archives: Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Saguache News – January 12

Karaoke Friday at The Village Pub

What’s your go-to Karaoke song? Picking the perfect Karaoke song can be a tough choice. The song has to be popular enough so people can sing along with you, but easy enough for a karaoke beginner to master.  Whether you’re a regular crooner or a novice, head on down to The Village Pub in downtown Saguache tonight and be ready to sing your heart out, because Karaoke is back!

Village Pub

The Village Pub is located at San Juan and 4th Streets in downtown Saguache, Colorado.

Deano Maes with Sunset Productions is back making you sound better than you normally do from 7 -10 p.m. or later.

On top of that The Village Pub will be extending their New Year 16 oz draft of Dos Equis. $3.50 will get you your first pour, you get the cup and $2,50 refills. It’s a “little liquid courage for a good price.” 

The Pub is also offering some tasty specials start at at 6 p.m., which includes $1 wings, $.75 mozzarella sticks, $2 garlic knots and sausage cannolis. Also, they will give you your first, non-premium, pizza topping free!

The Village Pub is located at the corner of San Juan and 4th Street in downtown Saguache.  (719) 655-2088. You can also connect with them on Facebook

Supplemental Food Distribution on Saturday

The next Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Distribution will be tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 13, at Lazy KV Estates from 10:30 – 12 Noon at the clubhouse.supplemental-commodity-distribution_saguache_8 

A bit later Saturday afternoon, the Crestone TEFAP commodities will be from 1:30 to 3:00 next to the Crestone Town Hall at 108 Galena Avenue.

Please bring proof of income, residency, and photo id, if available. If you are having someone pickup for you, a proxy form must be signed or on file.
This institution is an equal opportunity provideEveryone is welcome for the supplemental distribution!

If available, please bring proof of income, residency, and photo id. If you are having someone pick up for you, don’t forget to send in your proxy form. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

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Saguache News – November 15

Supplemental Food Distribution in Saguache Thursday

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Supplemental Food Programs are available in Saguache Today. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

The next Supplemental Commodity Distribution and Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) will be today, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the commodity building at 505 3rd Street in Saguache. Later they will be in Center from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon in Center at the Kiwanis Building at 5th & Broadway.

Everyone is welcome for the supplemental distribution!

If available, please bring proof of income, residency, and photo id. If you are having someone pick up for you, don’t forget to send in your proxy form. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

Seniors Saving Money with SHED in Saguache Today

Saguache County seniors are taking advantage of the SHED (Saguache Healthy Elders Discount) program and saving hundreds of dollars every week at the 4th Street Food Store.

The weekly truck arrives with more food to re-stock the shelves at the 4th Street Food Store in downtown Saguache. Photo: Saguache Today/Lynn Nowiskee.

To sign up for SHED membership, you must be 60 years of age or older and reside in Saguache County.  Members receive a 20% discount on all food purchases at the nonprofit grocery.  Ride-share and/or grocery delivery service also is available through SHED.

The program, started last fall with generous support from the Saguache County commissioners, is intended to help seniors on fixed incomes who earn too much to qualify for other assistance but still struggle to make ends meet. 

Participation is increasing steadily as awareness of the program grows.   Nearly 40% of our customers now are taking the SHED discount, and we encourage eligible residents to do so as needed.

From squash to cherries, summer’s fruits & vegetables are coming soon to 4th St Food Store.

With the discount, on prices already significantly lower than those offered at comparable health or local food stores, low-income residents no longer need to drive 100 or so miles roundtrip to shop for healthy choices.

That saves time, gas money, wear and tear on vehicles, and it keeps more tax dollars in Saguache County.

The 4th Street Food Store, a nonprofit project of Saguache Works, is dedicated to providing affordable access to fresh, healthy food, to supporting Valley food producers and to creating jobs for area residents. Lower prices, and SHED discounts, leave very little margin to cover overhead expenses and to pay store staff.   Saguache Works very much appreciates, therefore, those senior customers who can afford to pay full price and decline to take food discounts.

To sign up for SHED, or to inquire about ride services, stop by the 4th Street Food Store, at 404 4th St. in downtown Saguache, or call 719-655-0216.

Latest News – October 24

Supplemental Food Distribution in Saguache Today

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Supplemental Food Programs are available in Saguache Today. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

The next Supplemental Commodity Distribution and Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) will be today, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the commodity building at 505 3rd Street in Saguache

Everyone is welcome for the supplemental distribution!

If available, please bring proof of income, residency, and photo id. If you are having someone pick up for you, don’t forget to send in your proxy form. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

Seniors Saving Money with SHED in Saguache Today

Saguache County seniors are taking advantage of the SHED (Saguache Healthy Elders Discount) program and saving hundreds of dollars every week at the 4th Street Food Store.

The weekly truck arrives with more food to re-stock the shelves at the 4th Street Food Store in downtown Saguache. Photo: Saguache Today/Lynn Nowiskee.

To sign up for SHED membership, you must be 60 years of age or older and reside in Saguache County.  Members receive a 20% discount on all food purchases at the nonprofit grocery.  Ride-share and/or grocery delivery service also is available through SHED.

The program, started last fall with generous support from the Saguache County commissioners, is intended to help seniors on fixed incomes who earn too much to qualify for other assistance but still struggle to make ends meet. 

Participation is increasing steadily as awareness of the program grows.   Nearly 40% of our customers now are taking the SHED discount, and we encourage eligible residents to do so as needed.

From squash to cherries, summer’s fruits & vegetables are coming soon to 4th St Food Store.

With the discount, on prices already significantly lower than those offered at comparable health or local food stores, low-income residents no longer need to drive 100 or so miles roundtrip to shop for healthy choices.

That saves time, gas money, wear and tear on vehicles, and it keeps more tax dollars in Saguache County.

The 4th Street Food Store, a nonprofit project of Saguache Works, is dedicated to providing affordable access to fresh, healthy food, to supporting Valley food producers and to creating jobs for area residents. Lower prices, and SHED discounts, leave very little margin to cover overhead expenses and to pay store staff.   Saguache Works very much appreciates, therefore, those senior customers who can afford to pay full price and decline to take food discounts.

To sign up for SHED, or to inquire about ride services, stop by the 4th Street Food Store, at 404 4th St. in downtown Saguache, or call 719-655-0216.

Latest News – April 20

Supplemental Food Distribution Near Saguache

The next Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Distribution will be held at Lazy KV Estates on Saturday, Apr. 22, from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the clubhouse.

Then on Tuesday, Apr. 25, they will be  in Center from 1:30 – 3:30 pm in Center at the Kiwanis Building at 5th & Broadway. Food Box Canon City 
If available, please bring proof of income, residency, and photo id. If you are having someone pick up for you, don’t forget to send in your proxy form.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Latest News – February 23

Supplemental Food Distributed Friday in Saguache 

The next Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Distribution will be held tomorrow, FRIDAY, Jan. 24 in Saguache from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at the Community Building, 505 3rd Street. Food Box Canon City The program will be held in conjunciton with the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and supplemental distribution, so this is the time to stock the cupboards.

 

spacerRides, Food Available for Saguache Area Elders

Dozens of Saguache County Seniors have signed up for the Saguache Healthy Elders Discount (SHED) program at the 4th Street Food Store. Saguache Works is seeking to serve more qualified citizens.

The 4th Street Food Store provides residents with fresh, healthy food options, as well as job and volunteer opportunities. Photo: Saguache Today

The 4th Street Food Store provides residents with fresh, healthy food options, as well as job and volunteer opportunities. Photo: Saguache Today

Thanks to a generous grant from the Saguache County Commissioners, a 20% discount on food purchases is available to Saguache County residents 60 or older. Ride share and delivery services are provided to those lacking in transportation or unable to get out and shop.

The program is intended to help those who may earn too much to qualify for other assistance, but will struggle to make ends meet.

Please let Saguache Works know if someone in your family or friends is in need of any of these SHED services, which are provided by volunteers. Rides are also provided to elders wishing to participate in chair exercises or other fitness programs offered at BeFit Studio.

Saguache County Public Health has identified obesity and inactivity as the most serious threat to public health countywide and Saguache Works is attempting to address these problems by offering healthy food at affordable prices and free access to exercise programs for residents of all ages.

For more information, or to sign up for SHED, please stop by the 4th Street Food Store at 404 4th Street in downtown Saguache or call 719-655-0216.

Latest News – September 29

Food Bank News in Saguache Today

We are pleased to announce that Lyndsey Williams has won the 2016 Colorado Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding AmeriCorps Member! She earned this honor through her year of service at the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley! On September 15th Ms. Williams received this prestigious award at the Old Supreme Court Chambers at the Colorado Capitol. Colorado Lt. Governor Donna Lynne was in attendance. Thank you for your unbelievable commitment to serving the San Luis Valley! #AmeriCorps #YouGotServed

The Food Bank Network endeavors to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently with dignity by providing emergency food packages to families and individuals throughout the San Luis Valley.”

Saguache TEFAP Commodity will be Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Saguache Commodity Building, 505 3rd Street from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Must have proof of income, residency, and photo id. If you are having someone pick up for you, don’t forget to send in your proxy form. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Latest News – June 8

TEFAP Food Distribution Tomorrow in Saguache

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) commodities will be distributed Thursday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lazy KV Estates clubhouse. 

TEFAP food distribution on Thursday.

TEFAP food distribution on Thursday.

TEFAP stands for The Emergency Food Assistance Program and is a federal program that provides people living on a low income with extra food each month at NO COST!
You must have proof of income, residency, and photo id, if available. If you are having someone pickup for you, a proxy form must be signed or on file.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.spacer

Library Summer Reading Program Starts Tomorrow

Looking for something super-fun for your kiddos to do this summer? The Northern Saguache County Library District Summer Reading Program begins tomorrow, June 9 at the Saguache Public Library! Stories, crafts, prizes, and refreshments for your kids (up to age 10). Sign-up sheets are at each library.

Then be sure to mark the calendar for a “fun”rasier for the Saguache Public Library on Sunday, June 19. Pig Roast_Library FundraiserJoin others at the 3rd Annual Saguache Community Pig Roast. Everyone is invited to this FREE event from 3 – 6 p.m. which is also Father’s Day. Donations will be accepted and go to the Saguache Public Library and great events like the Summer Reading Program.