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Due to COVID-19 impacts the Salida Community Center will be holding another food distribution at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday August 5. The Salida Community Center serves the entire Chaffee County region including Salida, Buena Vista, Nathrop, Howard, Cotopaxi, Coaldale, and surrounding areas.

Volunteers distribute food to residents impacted by the Coronavirus economic impact April 16 at the Salida Community Center. Photo by Dan Smith

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

The Community Center will be handling The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) administered by Care and Share out of Colorado Springs. TEFAP is a federal program that provides people living on low income, extra food each month at no cost. To learn if you are eligible, click here.

Salida Community Center is aware that large numbers of people are not able to work due to COVID-19 and encourage the community to take advantage of this food program.

They ask that people remain in their cars where food will be delivered to them. People will be directing traffic and volunteers will be standing in front of the Community Center building at 305 F. Street. Cars are allowed to pull up to the front of the building and pull forward once the car in front is loaded. Remember to wear a mask and stay patient to keep everyone safe.