Hunger Relief Programs
MFC operates the two largest food pantries in Grand County- one in Granby and one in Kremmling. We also recently partnered with the Walden Food Pantry though a good neighbor outreach to Jackson County. We help them provide 85 totes for children to take home over the weekends, as well as food for their food pantry. General operating covers the majority of these costs. However, local support from individuals and corporations also provides canned goods and the financial support needed to purchase food each month. MFC spends between $1,500 and $4,000 each month on food.
Click below to donate to MFC's food pantries
Mountain Parks Electric contacted MFC in the fall of 2014 with the request to incorporate the Totes program in our neighboring community of Walden. Walden has just over 175 students with 68% eligibility for the Free and Reduced Meal Program. Currently 85 students are receiving Totes. Mountain Parks Electric has covered the expenses associated with this good neighbor project.
Click below to donate to MFC' Walden/Jackson County outreach.
Children who have food insecurities at home may choose to participate in this Food Totes Program. This program provides a tote bag filled with non-perishable food items to children to eat over the three-day school weekend. The program is open to children in grades K-12. MFC serves approximately 475+ children over the 37 week school year. MFC provides Totes to charter schools as well as both East and West Grand School Districts. Grand County has just over 1,700 students. The Free and Reduced Meal Program enrollment ranges from 36% to 50% in Grand County schools. Totes is funded by grants and
Summer Food Program
All Grand County children between the ages of 2-17 are eligible for this program. MFC partners with the local libraries in Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur and Kremmling to distribute the Totes on a weekly basis. Participating children are typically enrolled in the free/reduced meal programs at school or have food insecurities at home. This program provides a “tote” bag filled with non-perishable food items. Grand County has just over 1,700 students. The Free and Reduced Meal Program enrollment ranges from 36% to 46% in Grand County schools. Individual donations fund this summer program.
Click below to donate to MFC's Summer Food Program