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

At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday August 4, the Salida Community Center’s will be holding another free food distribution. The Salida Community Center serves the entire Chaffee County area including Salida, Buena Vista, Nathrop, Howard, Cotopaxi, Coaldale, and surrounding areas.

Their food includes meat, canned goods, fresh vegetables, bread, and pastries.  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. 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.

CSFP stands for Commodity Supplemental Food Program. It is a federal program that provides low-income seniors, age 60 and older, with extra food each month at no cost.