Eighteen organizations receive Community Food and Hunger Relief grants!
We are pleased to announce 18 organizations received grant funding to expand work they are doing to alleviate hunger for our most vulnerable citizens in communities across western Colorado.
Grants include (in alpha order):
Cedaredge Community Gardens – fresh produce for the local food bank.
Child and Migrant Services – healthy foods for farmworkers and their families.
Clifton Christian Church – expanding food bank needs.
Colorado Farm to Table – fresh produce for food pantries in Delta and Montrose.
CSU Foundation – Community Alliance for Hunger Relief and Education at Orchard Mesa research station.
Common Ground Montrose – backpack weekend food program.
Community Food Bank – commercial refrigerator and freezer to meet expanding storage needs.
Delta Food Pantry – dairy products for expanding program.
Food Bank of the Rockies – Fighting Hunger Feeding Hope program in Fruita.
Gray Gourmet – new transportation services for seniors in Clifton.
Karis/The House – food for youth in transitional housing.
Kids Aid – expanding backpack program.
Learning Council – community lunches and agricultural classes.
Lift Up – protein and other hard-to-get foods for Garfield County pantry.
Sharing Ministries – infrastructure for new community garden and fruit orchard.
St. Mary’s Hospital – Food on the Move mobile pantry for Clifton neighborhoods.
Surface Creek Community Services – walk-in cooler.
Vail Valley Salvation Army – irrigation system for community garden (see below).