GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A new fund created through the Western Colorado Community Foundation seeks to benefit local Grand Valley restaurants and non-profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Caring for our Home Community Fund is one of several funds created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by WCCF. This fund will work by local non-profits receiving grants through the fund to then use to purchase meals from local restaurants to feed the vulnerable populations they serve.
Non-profits participating include Community Food Bank, Doors 2 Success, Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, Homeward Bound, The Joseph Center, The House, Meals on Wheels, Riverside Education Center, SummitWest Care, and the Clifton Christian Church Food and Pantry. The fund is open to all non-profits in the area working to provide food to clients.
Participating restaurants as of right now include Rockslide Brewery, Cafe Sol, 357 Bar & Grill, Be Sweet Café and Bakeshop, Rib City Grill, Pufferbelly Restaurant.
According to a representative from WCCF, $15,000 has been raised for the fund so far, and grants will begin to go out to non-profits to purchase meals next week. WCCF hopes to continue to build the fund and involve more local restaurants and non-profits in the area.
To support the Caring for Our Home Community Fund and learn more, click here.