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After having to cancel last week’s free food distribution due to stormy weather, the food will be delivered and distributed this week beginning at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, at the Salida Community Center located at F St. and Third St.

The Salida Community Center serves the entire Chaffee County area, including Salida, Buena Vista, Nathrop, Howard, Cotopaxi, Coaldale, and surrounding areas.

Image courtesy of the Salida Chamber of Commerce. Residents line up to receive food while volunteers organize to distribute.

The food includes meat, canned goods, fresh vegetables, bread, and pastries, and the Colorado Central Humanists will be handing out items such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and toilet paper.

The Salida Community Center will be handling the TEFAP program administered by Care and Share out of Colorado Springs.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides people living on a low income with extra food each month at NO COST! Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a Federal program that provides low-income seniors, age 60 and older, with extra food each month at no cost. For income eligibility, click  HERE .