Mission Statement

Building strength and developing self-reliance for individuals and families through responsive and collaborative services.


To connect individuals and families to available resources, programs and services helping to alleviate hunger and poverty.

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Sunday, September 30th 2018
Annual 5k with lunch, silent auction and live auction.
Race starts and ends at Pancho and Lefty’s in Grand Lake.


Thank you for your support

Our 2017 Numbers

visits to our food pantries
Children enrolled in our Weekend Totes program
Families and individuals given rent or mortgage assistance
Households given utility assistance
Children provided with backpacks and school supplies to start the new school year
Individuals given financial assistance to cover costs related to cancer treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of donations do you take for your food pantry?

We can take any non-perishable food items that are not expired or damaged (opened bags, dented cans, etc.). Items needed include: cereal, instant oatmeal, granola bars, canned soups and quick meals, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, beans and canned meats. We are also happy to accept basic care items such as toilet paper, soap, shampoo, conditioner, diapers, baby wipes, paper towels, dish soap and laundry soap (please only new items, none that are already opened or used). 

What type of qualifications are required for visiting the food pantry? How often can I visit? What paperwork is required?

We do not run income checks or any other qualification checks for those who would like to use the food pantry. We simply trust that only those who truly need it will take food. You can visit as often as needed, but if we see that someone is coming in more than once or twice per month, we will schedule a time to meet to discuss a little more in-depth what’s going on, and if there are other ways we can support you to help you get back on your feet. Each time you visit the food pantry, you will fill out the 1-page intake form, which allows us to track how many people are utilizing this resource and enables us provide concrete data when applying for grants.

What types of donations do you take for your thrift store?

We are always in need of seasonal clothing and shoes, jewelry and other accessories, decorative household items, small kitchen appliances and towels/bedding. Please, only donate items that are gently used, clean (no stains), from a non-smoking home and free from pet hair/odors. 
Due to space and storage limitations, as well as liability concerns, we can NOT accept: furniture, electronics, VHS/books, hangers, baby items, healthcare items (wheelchairs, etc.), large appliances, mattresses, used children’s toys or items not in season (for example, no winter coats during the summer). While we sincerely appreciate your generosity, our staff and volunteers will have to turn away these types of donations.
Donations are currently accepted in the main MFC office (NOT in the thrift store) during normal business hours (Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm, Friday 9am-noon), so that they can be sorted and priced before being transferred to the store.

What type of utility assistance do you provide?

Similar to our rent/mortgage assistance, we can help pay a utility bill that is past due, or that you cannot pay for the upcoming month. This includes gas, electric, propane or even wood if that is your main source of heat. Payment will be made directly to utility provider. Please call 970-557-3186 to schedule an appointment. Assistance for utilities can be given no more than once every 12 months. 

What type of housing assistance do you provide?

MFC can help cover a portion of a mortgage or rent payment if you are behind or worry that you will not be able to make an upcoming payment. If you need this type of assistance, please call us at 970-557-3186 to schedule an appointment with one of our Family Development Coordinators. The earlier you come to us for help, the better, as it can sometimes take several days to work through the details and logistics. All payments are made directly to the landlord/mortgage company, and we can usually only cover a portion of the payment, depending on how much is owed. The purpose of this program is to help Grand County residents stay in their homes, therefore, you must have lived in the county for at least six months to be eligible for assistance, and no funds are available to acquire new housing (we can’t pay security deposits or first month’s rent). Assistance for rent/mortgage can be given no more than once every 12 months.

How can I become an MFC volunteer?

We’re glad you asked! Please see our Volunteer page for more info.

How many staff members does Mountain Family Center have and how often do you use volunteers?

Mountain Family currently has three full-time staff members and 15 part-time staff members. In 2017 we utilized volunteers for a total of over 3,000 hours.

Is your thrift store, Main Street Thrift, non-profit as well?

Yes. 100% of the proceeds from Main Street Thrift go to Mountain Family Center’s programs and services.

How to reach us...


480 E. Agate Suite 1C

PO Box 638

Granby, CO 80446

Contact Us

Phone: 970-557-3186

Fax: 970-557-3124

Email: admin@mountainfamilycenter.org

Our Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 9am-3pm*

Fri. 9am-12pm

*Closed to the public 4th Wednesday of every month for food truck delivery.

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