The Community Food Bank (CFB) in Grand Junction has been providing food to families for over 40 years. Over those years, the number of clients served has been increasing steadily. Space at their rental warehouse was cramped, and office space was not adequate for their needs.
The agency has had a goal of securing a larger space and owning its own warehouse for a long time. In October 2020, CFB purchased a combined warehouse/office structure at 476 28 ½ Road. They took several months to renovate and build-out the new warehouse, opening in December 2020 in time for the holidays. The new facility off of North Avenue is more centrally located and accessible via public transit. It has increased cold and freezer storage for fresh food items. The new facility also doubles the amount of space that CFB had without increasing their costs, enabling the food pantry to see a future where they can provide additional services to clients, including nutrition education and enrollment assistance in federal food assistance programs.
Our Community Foundation granted nearly $100,000 from several donor-advised funds for the capital campaign to help CFB get situated in their own home.
To learn more about Community Food Bank, see here.
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