Mesa County and Grand Junction food pantries help low income families. Volunteers and staff that work at the often charity run centers help people of all backgrounds, ranging from senior citizens to children, in an effort to prevent hunger.
Free, emergency boxes of food will often be combined with other support. There may be referrals to government programs including CSFP or food stamps. Many of the pantries also operate clothing closets or soup kitchens. Those locations will offer free Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, clothes, Christmas toys or food baskets, and more.
While less common, a few Mesa County food pantries may have financial aid. This would only be for a crisis, and the funds are combined with groceries and a case management process.
Nazarene Church Food Pantry
Address is 3595 Front Street
Palisade, Colorado, 81526
Applicants need proof of income and photo ID. The Mesa food pantry may offer canned goods, such as soup or rice. The charity is only open Thursdays.
Canyon West Worship Center
456 Kokopelli Blvd. Suite G
Fruita, Colorado, 81521
Main phone - 970-858-9995
Low income and working poor families applying for help need to live in Loma, Fruita or Mack.
Main address - 1235 N 4th Street
Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501
Main phone – 970-242-7513
The non-profit can help with various needs. A free food pantry can offer groceries or Christmas/Thanksgiving meals. There are also back to school supplies, cold weather shelter, applications to grants and SNAP food stamps, and other services.
Clifton Christian Church
Address is 615 I-70 Business Loop
The charity has a free food box program for qualified families on Wednesday 9:00 AM — 3:00 PM as well as Friday 9:00 AM — 11:30 PM
Eventh Day Adventist Grand Junction
Grand Junction, Colorado
The pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday. Groceries, cereal, soup, fruits, and more is provided.
Lighthouse Foursquare Church
353 2nd Street, Clifton
Main phone - 970-434-1154
The food bank is only available every other Saturday in Mesa County.
Community Food Bank - Mesa County
562 W. Crete Circle #102
Grand Junction, Colorado 81505
Phone number is (970) 640-0336
The center provides referrals. Whether they are homebound and need Meals on Wheels, or an emergency box of food or baby formula, the non-profit helps.
Agape Food Basket of the Lower Valley
325 E. Aspen
Fruita, CO, 81521
The food bank covers Fruita, Loma or town of Mack only.
Plateau Valley Assembly Church Food Program
Main address - 5722 Hwy 330
Collbran, Colorado, 81624
For hours, dial 970-487-3536
Orchard Mesa Baptist Church
2748 B 1/2 Rd.
Grand Junction, CO, 81503
A clothing closet and food pantry are at the non-profit. Small Christmas toys for children, emergency boxes of food, and even school supplies or work uniforms are available as donations allow.
Grand Valley Catholic Outreach - Soup Kitchen
245 S. 1st. Street
Grand Junction, CO, 81501
Telephone number is 970-243-0091
Mesa County Department of Human Services
510 29 1/2 Rd
Grand Junction, Colorado, 81504
Government aid such as Food Stamps, housing, TANF grants, and more are on site. Or apply for CSFP - Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior citizens or infants.
Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies
736 24 1/2 Rd.
Grand Junction, CO, 81505
Phone - 970-242-7970
Programs include TEFAP or Meals on Wheels, among others.
Jubilee Church - Summer Meal Program
Address is 483 30 Rd.
Grand Junction, Colorado, 81504
They feed students and children during summer break or over the holidays.
For additional assistance, or the hours and application process at Mesa County food pantries, dial 303.371.9250. Or callers can learn about soup kitchens and public aid.
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