Economic Council Helping Others, Inc. provides numerous services to low-income individuals and families in San Juan County. These services include the following:
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) - assists income qualified seniors 60 years or older, monthly, with nutritious foods, basic nutrition information and recipes.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) - is provided monthly in emergency food boxes for resident low income individuals, families and other feeding programs in the area such as soup kitchens, shelters and pantries. Please bring your Picture I.D for adults and proof of physical address.
Emergency Food Boxes, hygiene kits and infant boxes (EFB) are provided up to 4 times in twelve months for individuals or families in crisis with Picture ID for adults, other legal document for minors.
Agency Surplus Program (ASP) provides both food and non-food items at or below cost to other non-profit feeding programs.
Food and Nutrition (FaN) monthly special diet boxes are provided to individuals on specially prescribed diets (such as medically fragile, diabetes, etc.) who cannot qualify for other programs. Please provide a letter from your family doctor, proof of physical address, proof of household income and a Picture I.D. Supplies limited.
Fresh Produce Program (FPP) provides fresh produce as available, free of charge to low income individuals, families and other feeding programs as they are picking up any other qualified benefit.
Holiday Food boxes - Merry Christmas/Thanksgiving are available during holidays in cooperation with other Service providers. Picture ID for adults, any other legal document for minors, proof of physical address & household incomes.
BackPack School Pantry Program (BPP) provides individually packaged, kid- friendly foods in nondescript backpacks to area Elementary School Food Pantries. School personnel determine children at risk for returning home to empty shelves and send the food home with information on assistance to families.
Volunteering Program (VIP) provides on the job training to individuals (16 years or older if unaccompanied by adult); a safe, fun, supportive environment for adults to learn skills prior to re-entering the job market; a variety of tasks for community minded families and individuals; corporate groups looking for ways to serve the community while they work on team building skills; college and school clubs and classes, scouts; church youth groups and other civic clubs.
Community Service Worker Program (CSWP) provides a volunteer job site for youth (17 years or older) and adults who need to satisfy pre-sentencing, court mandated or re-habilitation ordered community service hours.
Job Site Programs are provided in cooperation with a number of local job training programs for special needs youth and adults.
All ages, everyone is welcome
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