GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The federal government temporarily increased SNAP benefits in early 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a recent Congressional action will put an end to the increase in Emergency Allotments.

Thousands of families in Mesa County rely on SNAP benefits to put food on their table, but those benefits will be reduced beginning in March 2023.

Thankfully, Western Slope Ford is helping out the Clifton Christian Church Food Bank just as the cutback is set to kick in.

The Dealership’s owner, Kevin Lamarr, presented a check worth $5,000 to the Food Bank on Monday.

We don’t want anyone to struggle here in Mesa County, we’re all here supporting one another

Kevin Lamarr

The food bank has been serving the area since 1989 and last year helped more than 62,000 people in need.

Clifton Christian Church Food Bank executive director Jackie Feaster told Western Slope Now the food bank is there to help anyone who needs it whenever they need it.

The food bank also welcomes donations and volunteers.

Clifton Christian Church Foodbank contact information:

The Clifton Christian Church Food Bank’s hours of operation are as follows:

  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Every fourth Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.