Our New Pantry HOURS …

    • Monday – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday thru Friday – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Saturday – 10:00 – noon ( Open -2nd and 4th Saturdays) (Closed on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays)
    • Mobile Pantry – 3rd Friday of the month, time will remain the same 9:00 to 1:00


Eastern Plains Community Pantry will be celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary.

It’s already been 10 years that we have been serving and providing services to our community.  It is truly a delight in being able to help families by providing clothing, household items, and food.  Each year we provide help to more and more. It is truly our mission.

We will be celebrating this special time on

Saturday, March 11th beginning at 11:00 am.

Chili, cinnamon rolls, and a drink will be served.

Come and celebrate with us.

Eastern Plains Community Pantry will be celebrating 10 years of operation on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 11:00 am, at the Pantry.  The anniversary celebration is open to the public, and a free chili and cinnamon roll luncheon will be served.  The Pantry is located at 701 4th Street in Calhan.  Y’all come, check out the Pantry, visit with the volunteers, and have lunch.

The Pantry opened on March 1, 2013, with this mission statement: “Eastern Plains Community Pantry will encourage, support, and enhance the quality of life of community members by assisting with food distribution, living necessities, and other resources for everyone with respect and dignity and without judgment or prejudice”.  The all-volunteer staff at the Pantry strives each day to uphold this mission statement to the best of their ability.

Over the years, the number of people receiving food increased from an average of 300 to 1,200 per month.  People served with clothing and small household items have increased from an estimated 200 to 1,000 per month.  When the Pantry first opened, none of the volunteer board members would have guessed that 10 years down the road the Pantry would be serving an estimated 2,200 people per month.  Of course, none of this would have happened without the support of donations from churches, businesses, organizations, and individuals, as well as granting organizations and fundraisers. 

To all that have supported Eastern Plains Community Pantry, from the people served, volunteers, and board members – thank you so very much.  So, all y’all mark your calendar for March 11th, 11:00 am, to come and help the Pantry celebrate 10 years of serving people in Eastern El Paso and Southern Elbert Counties.

New Flooring…

The pantry now has beautiful carpet flooring in the pantry area. Thank you to the many who helped make this happen.  The old was tile that was cracked and coming up.

Old Tile Flooring                                                                                               New Carpet Flooring





You Could Make a Difference… Become a Volunteer

Eastern Plains Community Pantry is currently looking for individuals who would love to volunteer on a regular basis at our pantry.  We are in need and you may just be the person to help. Our Pantry continues to serve more families in need.  We have great volunteers and are looking for even more to help.  If you or you know of someone who would love to volunteer in any way, just drop by the pantry to let us know or call us 719-347-3062.  You can also email us at epcp2013@hotmail.com

MOBILE FOOD INFORMATION …(3rd Fridays of the month)  Pick up is at the east door and the food box will be handed out to you.

EVERYDAY EATS Supplemental Food Program INFORMATION (first of the month) Please note —Pick up for Every Day Eats (Seniors)

For pickup, please drive to the east door and the food distribution will be handed out to you.



We always receive a variety of food for our patrons including several kinds of vegetables, rice, fruit, bread, etc.


A Huge Thank You to all of you for your generous donations to the pantry.  Without your help, we could not provide and help those who are in need.  Thank you to Safeway and Woolsey’s Food Store for your support and generous donations during the Holiday Season.

 Thank you so much for your generous donations of food and clothing.  We ask that you please drop off items when we are open. Please do not leave them outside. 


  • Girl’s clothing size 3 and up.
  • Women’s jeans
  • monetary donations are accepted at all times
  • bed linen (sheets, blankets, etc)
  • sweaters,  jackets for adults and children
  • pots and pans
  • dishes
  • household small appliances
  • small children toys 
  • canned and boxed food items for our emergency food area
  • King Soopers customers to register their Community Rewards for EPCP

If you are wanting to donate items, just bring those items during our business hours.  We just ask that you do not leave those donations outside the front door as it creates a hazard for us and violates the town ordinance.

  Just for You… 


In these days of high egg prices, there are several things you can use as substitutes in cooking.

A favorite for bread, cakes, and cookies is:

For every egg called for in the recipe, substitute 2 Tbsp. oil and 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar.
Other suggestions include:
For each egg in the recipe, substitute:
  • 1/4 c carbonated water
  • 1 T chia seeds soaked in 1-2 T water
  • 1 T ground flaxseed soaked in 1-2 T water
  • 1/4 c applesauce
  • 2 T arrowroot powder mixed into 3 T water
  • 1/4 c mashed ripe banana
  • 3T of the juice from a can of unsalted chickpeas

This month is:

  • Mational Reading Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • 10th Year Celebration for EPCP – March 11th
  • National AG Day – March 23rd
  • Favorite Soup Month
  • Peanut Butter Month
  • National Strawberry Month

A New Way to Donate

If you shop on Amazon,  you can also donate to our Eastern Plains Community Pantry.  Be sure to use  smile.amazon.com  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.  Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.




Spring Forward on Sunday, March 12th.
















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