Garfield RE-2 not Monkeying around with Nutritious Food

Garfield RE-2 not Monkeying around with Nutritious Food

New Meal Monkey truck making the rounds in Garfield County Drivers in the Garfield Re-2 School District may be doing double takes with the roll-out of the new Meal Monkey food truck. Thanks to $57,800 in grants from the Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) and...
Grants Open for Community Food and Hunger Relief Projects

Grants Open for Community Food and Hunger Relief Projects

The Community Food and Hunger Relief Projects grant application is now open at wc-cf.org/nonprofits/grantmaking. Review criteria, register and apply. Deadline is July 15, 2018. Funding is made possible through WCCF’s community grants fund and generous donors....
Lunch Lizard Mobile Meals kicks off for summer

Lunch Lizard Mobile Meals kicks off for summer

Summer is here and students are out of school and that means the Lunch Lizard Mobile Meals program is ready to roll.  Thanks to the Colorado Department of Education for choosing Grand Junction to kick off the Summer Meals program for the entire state!  Thanks to...
Join our Community Foundation to end hunger

Join our Community Foundation to end hunger

We would like to thank the Daily Sentinel for the excellent coverage of our Mesa County Leadership Forum on Hunger last week and Sunday’s editorial, Let’s End Hunger. People don’t realize it but hunger exists here in Mesa County; one in seven people are hungry...
D51 Lunch Lizard Summer Meal Program Receives National Award

D51 Lunch Lizard Summer Meal Program Receives National Award

Congratulations to Dan Sharp and the entire D51 Nutrition Services Team for their national recognition award from the multi-state mountain plains USDA for the Lunch Lizard as a “model” summer meal childhood hunger program. Looking forward to summer 2017...
Where Travel Is a Barrier, Food Trucks Roll in To Feed Kids

Where Travel Is a Barrier, Food Trucks Roll in To Feed Kids

A lack of transportation means many students eligible for free summer meals aren’t getting them.  LINDA POON-The Atlantic City Lab With the school year winding down for many students across the United States, food trucks are rolling out. Not the ones advertising...