Mutual Aid Partners

We are a grassroots-oriented, community-led organization focused on community building, advocacy, and education through a platform that reduces food insecurity and centers accessibility and connection between community members, resources, and organizations.

Born from an immediate need to fill support gaps during the 2020 pandemic, our work has become a deep-rooted commitment to nurturing sustainable projects that lower barriers and create positive change in Mesa County.

We maximize our impact via collaborative efforts, specifically those aimed toward meaningful outreach through a lens of equity and inclusion.

Special thanks to Richard Crespin for this video

Volunteer with MAP!

We’re always looking for volunteers with varying skill sets as mutual aid evolves past the pandemic and needs, other than food insecurity, arise. Take a look at our Volunteer page for more information on how you can get involved!

Why Donate to MAP?

  • We are a LOCAL 501c3 nonprofit, so 100% of your contributions stay right here in our community.  
  • Mutual Aid volunteers have contributed over 25,000 hours to this community, filling the gaps to create positive change.  
  • Mutual Aid is based on a shared understanding of solidarity because we all need a little help sometimes. 
  • We serve every demographic of this community; from working families to veterans, students to seniors, and our unsheltered neighbors.
  • We’re actively maximizing our impact by focusing on collaborative efforts while providing a platform for community members and organizations to connect. 

MAP News

The Mutual Aid Distro evolving into 2022!

During the height of the pandemic, Mutual Aid Partners was created to help people in the community get basic supplies like canned food and other non-perishable goods. Now, listen to our plans for 2022 by clicking here!

Deep into the pandemic, Mutual Aid organizers see impact of efforts

MAP was featured in the Daily Sentinel in an article about how our efforts are starting to bear fruit in our community! Click here to read more

MAP Senior Engagement on the cover of this month’s Beacon

Mutual Aid Partners is thrilled to support Brenda Case with the amazing work the Senior Engagement project does for seniors in the Grand Valley. Click the link below to read the full article in this month's Beacon. Click here for the article:...

MAP helping with Navajo Nation

Mutual Aid Partners volunteers in the news for helping with the Navajo Nation food and essentials drive happening at the UU congregation in Grand Junction, CO Photo by Christopher Tomlinson...

The Mutual Aid Distro Turns 1

We made the front page of the paper! Click here to learn more about how our work continues past the pandemic!

GJMA in the news! CPR’s article on the Tuesday distro

The grassroots organization Grand Junction Mutual Aid has been offering support to people in the community since March, when the economic effects of the pandemic started to hit Mesa County hard. Above, Sarah Stevens, left, and Sarah Rogers volunteer at the group's...

MAP and GJMA helping Homeward Bound with COVID quarantines

Grand Junction Sentinel mentioned us in an article about Homeward Bound and their efforts to deal with the recent COVID outbreak among the houseless population. Click here for full article

GJMA Distribution Day in the Denver Post

The Denver Post recognized our contribution to Mutual Aid in Colorado. https://www.denverpost.com/2020/11/28/colorado-mutual-aid-covid/

Starting with Food Security, Grand Junction’s Mutual Aid partners seek to Ease Social Issues within the Community

Home Grown Stories did a great piece on Mutual Aid Parters and Solidarity Not Charity highlighting some of our volunteers and the services we help with. Click the link below to read more....