Tag Archives: Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Food Distribution In Saguache on Thursday

The next Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) distribution will be tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 20 in Saguache. The location is 305 3rd Street and will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

TEFAP is a federal program administered through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that help supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.

People often ask what kind of food they will receive.  Items will vary but TEFAP foods generally include staples such as milk, cereal, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried beans, peanut butter, pasta, and chicken.

Recipients are eligible to receive TEFAP foods one time per month.  Please bring a picture ID. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For readers unfamiliar with the TEFAP program, it’s operated by the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. At Care and Share Food Bank, they believe that no one should go hungry. Every day, Care and Share provides food to its partner agencies across Southern Colorado to serve neighbors in need because well-fed communities are better for everyone.

Care and Share exists to ensure that the one in eight Southern Coloradans at risk of hunger have access to enough healthy and nutritious food to thrive. They know that children without adequate access to food cannot develop successfully, families cannot plan for their future, and seniors find it more difficult to remain independent.

Care and Share History

According to the Care and Share website: In 1972, our founder Sister Dominique Pisciotta saw many people in her own community struggling with hunger and decided to do something about it.  Hunger wasn’t ok with Sister Dominique then and it isn’t ok with us now. We know you feel the same way.

In the early days, we distributed food baskets throughout Colorado Springs. Now, we provide millions of pounds of food throughout 31 Southern Colorado counties. We have far outgrown our humble beginnings, where we distributed food out of volunteers’ basements and a two car garage on S. Wahsatch Street.  Today, we have the privilege of running our operation from a well- equipped distribution centers in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.  And volunteers, always the lifeblood of our work, have grown in ranks from one committed Sister to more than 7,000 annually! 

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.