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El Paso County Department of Social Services Details Page

El Paso County Department of Social Services
1675 Garden of the Gods Road,
Colorado Springs, CO - 80907
(719) 636-0000

El Paso County Department of Social Services Details

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP, is part of a federal nutrition program that helps low-income individuals in Colorado purchase nutritious food. County human services departments are responsible for determining eligibility and authorizing SNAP.

The amount of benefit provided is based on income, resources and the number of individuals in the household. SNAP benefits are issued on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, also known as the Colorado Quest Card. This EBT card can be used just like a debit card at authorized food stores. The SNAP benefit can be doubled in value by shopping at participating markets and food stores that support the Double Up Food Bucks program.

Documents Required:
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of medical expenses (Only if over 60 or disabled)
  • Other possible documents

SNAP benefits can be used to purchase:
Breads and cereals
Fruits and vegetables
Meats, fish and poultry
Dairy products
Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat
Soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, and ice cream
Seafood, steak, and bakery cakes are also food items and are therefore eligible
Coffee, including instant coffee, coffee beans, ground coffee, and products such as single-serve coffee container pods

SNAP benefits cannot be used to purchase:
Beer, wine, liquor and cigarettes (or other forms of tobacco)
Pet foods
Soaps and paper products
Household supplies
Vitamins and medicines
Food that will be eaten in the store
Hot foods (or any food sold for on-premises consumption)
Live animals

For additional information please contact the office.

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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User questions and answers

Help our users find out more about El Paso County Department of Social Services.

How long does it take for my application to get approved?

What are the types of assistance I can apply for in this office?

anything, more than likely it is a NO

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Do I need to make an appointment or can I just come in?

Walk in, same wait time.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

What type of documentation do I need to apply for food stamps?

ID, income, birth cert for everyone, any assets.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022


  1. 2021-12-08 17:54:53

    I recently moved from Columbia SC I was approved for the SNAP program due to my disability and income. Do I need to reapply for those benefits. It is so much more expensive than in SC.

  2. 2022-03-01 18:17:58

    I have been calling for 2 weeks about my food stamp application… everyday I’m on the phone for 3 hours; yet not response or answers plus, I’ve only called to transfer my account changed address and location…. I’ve been without food stamps for 4 months right on the dot!

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