Serve the impoverished and underprivileged of rural Colorado
La Puente serves the homeless, the hungry, and people living in poverty in the San Luis Valley (SLV), Colorado. Our services include: a homeless shelter, a soup kitchen, a support program for families in crisis, a homeless prevention program, 13 food pantries scattered around the SLV, a food recovery program following the farm harvest, three community thrift stores, and a coffee house.
La Puente is located in Colorado's San Luis Valley (SLV), in south central Colorado. Though the area is pristine in its mountainous beauty, it is host of 4 of the 6 poorest counties in Colorado. The poverty and isolation of the Valley gives way to a lot of human need. The economy is primarily agricultural, and many of the crops are worked by immigrant migrant farm workers.