GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — – Hilltop’s Family Resource Center has received a delivery of emergency baby supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that includes baby formula, diapers, and wipes. These essential supplies will be distributed to families who cannot afford to purchase them, or who can’t find them for sale in the community. Supplies will also be made available to those enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, enrollees in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, and child care providers.
Please note that Hilltop has only received its first shipment as of May 6th, and the first shipment only provides size one and three diapers. If you are in need of larger sized diapers, please wait until a later distribution date (dates listed below).
Hilltop Family Resource Center and other area nonprofits have been fielding urgent requests for baby formula, diapers, and wipes from families in need, front line workers, and childcare providers. The requests were driven by individuals having difficulty finding these vital supplies in retail stores, or from those who can’t afford to purchase supplies due to loss of employment and other economic hardships.
Hilltop Family Resource Center worked in partnership with the Statewide Feeding Task Force, Mesa County Department of Human Services, the Partnership for Children and Families (Early Childhood Council), and Mesa County Public Health Childcare Licensing to coordinate efforts with FEMA to bring the supplies to Western Colorado.
Distribution of the baby formula, diapers, and wipes will be available to families at the Hilltop Property Services Warehouse, located at 1625 N. 15th Street in Grand Junction, on the following dates and times:
Wednesday, May 6th, 8:00 am to 10:00 am Friday, May 9th, 8:00 am to 10:00 am Wednesday, May 13th, 8:00 am to 10:00 am Friday, May 15th, 8:00 am to 10:00 am Saturday, May 16th, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
The public can call the Hilltop Family Resource Center at (970) 243-0190 for more information.
Michelle Barnes, Colorado Department of Human Services Executive Director says, “We are encouraged by the statewide coordination with partners to identify needs and collaborate to meet them. We are thrilled with the response we’ve received from FEMA and the quick distribution of these much-needed supplies. Together, we will get through this.”