Food and Nutrition Security
Everyone deserves access to foods that meet their dietary needs, cultural and religious preferences and traditions, and that bring them joy. Food security is when all people have consistent access to nutritious, safe, and affordable food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
One in eight residents and one in five children in Adams County are food insecure, meaning their food runs out before they have money to buy more, or they worry that it will. No one should have to experience this.
Food systems are the processes, people, inputs, outputs, and outcomes involved in getting food from seed to plate. Working to improve the entire food system at every step is the best way to make sure our food systems are equitable for all.
We work with the community to increase Food and Nutrition Security in Adams County.
Healthy Farmers Markets
The Healthy Farmers Market locations in Adams County will be back this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The markets will provide: Produce vouchers for residents enrolled in WIC, SNAP, or Medicaid Produce vouchers for residents aged 65 or older Community resources, health screenings, recipes & nutrition education, and more.
Anythink Huron Street
9417 Huron St., Thornton 80260
Tuesdays, June 20 - Sept. 26 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Anythink Wright Farms
5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton 80602
Thursdays, June 22 - Sept. 28 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn more about the community impact of the farmers markets in this video.
WIC Produce Box Program
The WIC Produce Box Program provides WIC-eligible families with weekly fresh produce delivered right to their door. Families enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) can sign up through their WIC office. The program typically runs from May through September.
WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a statewide program that runs during the summer. WIC eligible families receive $30 vouchers for each eligible family member to use at the Healthy Farmers Markets. Families already enrolled in WIC will receive a text message once the program starts. Contact your local clinic for more questions.
Food Access Resources
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – A program that helps people buy the food they need for healthy lives with a monthly income (formerly called food stamps).
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – A program that provides income for food, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support and for new moms and their children.
- Free Food and Resource Drive-Through events – A monthly event in Thornton that provides power sacks with shelf-stable food, hygiene bags, and resource folders.
- Hunger Free Colorado food resources – A list of all resources in Colorado where you can find food and food assistance programs.
- Local food pantries – Adams County agencies that offer free food and products.
- 211 Colorado Food Assistance – A confidential and multilingual service connecting people to food assistance and other resources across the state.
- Colorado Food Systems Map – A map by Colorado State University that shows food access, local food initiatives, and food processing and distribution across the state.