GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Hilltop’s Family Resource Center has been awarded a grant of $12,500 for hunger relief. Funding was made possible by the City of Grand Junction through the #GJStrong Fund, managed by the Western Colorado Community Foundation.
The funds will be used to support the Family Resource Center’s “No One Should Go Hungry” program which helps anyone facing food insecurity enroll in SNAP. Commonly called food stamps, SNAP provides food assistance for those who could use a little extra help making ends meet. More than 456,000 people in Colorado use SNAP to help buy healthy food each month. Applying for SNAP is easy, and anyone needing assistance is encouraged to call (970) 243-0190.
In addition to the “No One Should Go Hungry” program, Hilltop’s Family Resource Center offers a wide range of support and services for every member of the family. Services include information on prenatal care, resources and referrals for basic needs, screenings to help identify developmental, health, vision and hearing issues, day treatment and transitional living services for adolescents, parenting education, domestic violence and sexual assault, empowering older adults and adults with disabilities to navigate care options, and much more. The Family Resource Center is located at 1129 Colorado Avenue in Grand Junction.
The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in western Colorado, managing charitable funds for community good. Currently, the Community Foundation manages over 265 charitable funds totaling over $80 million in assets and awards over $3.4 million in grants and scholarships annually.