Featured Client Highlight – September 2023
Community Food Bank (of Grand Junction)
Number of Employees:
8 + 2 Workforce Center internship positions and ~200 active volunteers!
What services do you offer/Needs that you meet for your clients?
We offer direct nutritious food access to anyone experiencing need in Mesa County through our client choice food pantry every M/T/Th 12:30 – 5:30pm, a limited home delivery program, and a new mobile fresh market initiative bringing fresh local produce directly to areas of low food accessibility. We are currently distributing an average of 80,000 lbs/month of free nutritious groceries directly to 6,000+ unique community members in the Grand Valley.
What are the ways businesses or individuals can partner with you for the upcoming holidays?
Donate – become a member of our Harvest Giving Club!! Businesses and Individuals can set-up recurring monthly donations to help cover our food costs. $50/month provides over 2,000 nutritious meals annually. This is the most impactful way to provide consistent support of our work since we can apply fiscal donations toward bulk purchasing at wholesale rates. We always need volunteers – often filling over 100 shifts per week! The holidays are our busiest time – sign-up to host a community food drive or volunteer to run one of ours!
One interesting fact about the Community Food Bank.
Did you know that the Community Food Bank started out in the basement of the 1st Presbyterian Church? We have grown significantly since those days, but we are still deeply rooted in serving Mesa County and evolving as needed to meet the ever-changing needs of our community.
Best part of being part of our community?
Mesa County does such an incredible job of taking care of one another. It is truly a COMMUNITY through and through – it has been amazing to see how folks have stepped up in support of our mission these past few challenging years when the need for our services has never been higher.
How CommWest has been your technology partner?
CommWest keeps our operation running smoothly and is always there to help our team find solutions! You are our best link to the clientele who need our services and your phone systems and technical support help us ensure no one in our community goes hungry. Thank you CommWest!!