Hunger Awareness

Hunger Awareness

Hunger Awareness Hunger awareness month is over, but hunger is not. Listen to KAFM Community Radio’s interview with Mesa County Department of Human Services, Michelle Trujillo, and Western Colorado Community Foundation, Anne Wenzel to learn more about the...
Lunch Lizard working to fight childhood hunger

Lunch Lizard working to fight childhood hunger

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – School District 51′s mobile summer food program, the Lunch Lizard, returns for its seventh summer of service. The program has two food trucks that bring free meals to neighborhoods with a higher rate of low-income families. Lunch...
St. Mary’s Food Recovery Update

St. Mary’s Food Recovery Update

St. Mary’s Medical Center and Homeward Bound, through a grant from Western Community Foundation, partner to reduce food waste and help fight hunger. The grant provided food storage containers and blast cooler equipment to kick start efforts locally. Bryan...
Colorado Health Foundation Award

Colorado Health Foundation Award

The Colorado Health Foundation Awards $197,000 to the Western Colorado Community Foundation to Address Hunger in our Community October 29, 2020, Grand Junction, CO – The Western Colorado Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $197,000...
Colorado State University Article on Hunger

Colorado State University Article on Hunger

Colorado State University Article By Nancy Lofholm | Photography by Alec Jacobson The sun was starting to crank from bake to broil on a Sunday morning in August, as a gang of wagon-pulling volunteers headed into a vegetable plot at Colorado State University’s Western...
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...