Nobody going to bed hungry.
Granby Food Pantry:
480 E. Agate Ave, Granby CO 80446
Mon-Thur 9am-3pm, Fri 9am-noon
Kremmling Food Pantry:
Located behind West Grand High School (see map below)
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm
Fraser Food Pantry:
In Changes Thrift Store, next to Safeway
Walden Food Pantry:
Located at 312 5th St.
(back lower level of the bldg)
1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday 2pm-4pm
Mobile Food Pantry:
Runs Wednesdays throughout the county
See more info HERE
In 2011, MFC was contacted by a teacher at Kremmling Elementary School with a heartbreaking story. That Monday morning, she had noticed that one of her students was unable to focus and was staring continuously at the teacher’s shirt. When asked about it, the student explained that the yellow shirt reminded him of a banana, and he was so hungry that he couldn’t think about anything else.
Students in Grand County go to school Monday-Thursday, and while the three-day weekend offers many benefits to families, it can also be difficult for those children facing food insecurity at home, who may not have much to eat between one school meal and the next. Thus, the School Totes program was born.
Every Thursday, over 525 grocery bags (“totes”) packed with nutritious snacks are delivered to schools throughout Grand County. Students sign up as needed, and can take home a snack tote every weekend, as well as at the local libraries during the summer. Approximately 1 in 4 Grand County students participate in Totes.
This program is only made possible by community partnerships: snacks are donated through local food drives or purchased from Food Bank of the Rockies, middle school students pack the totes, and bus drivers and volunteers deliver the totes.
If you would like to sign your child up for Totes, please contact their school office. If you would like to support this program, please click here to donate.