Mutual Aid Weekly Distro
Early on, during the COVID-19 pandemic, MAP begun supporting the relief efforts of the grassroots group Grand Junction Mutual Aid by providing accessibility to resources and coordinating volunteers for the distro.
Our strategic relationships with community organizations and social service agencies, has made it possible to distribute large quantities of food where it’s needed most.
Extremely grateful to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, Solidarity Not Charity, Unity Station Kutz, Action is Safer, Barkley’s Hope, The Street Dog Coalition, Vote Positive Colorado, Hilltop Family Resource Center & Cooking Matters for partnering with us on this project!
Also, special thanks to our agency partners Food Bank of the Rockies, Community Food Bank, Soup Kitchen at Catholic Outreach, Community Alliance for Education & Hunger Relief and last but not least, our extraordinary volunteers!
Pounds of Food Distributed
Every Tuesday, Mutual Aid volunteers transform a few hundred square feet of parking lot into a fully functional community center right in the heart of Grand Junction, Colorado. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley graciously provides us space to provide essential services to our neighbors and friends. This gives us the opportunity to provide assistance to anyone who needs it.
This event requires around 20 volunteer staff each week to pull off successfully. We are always on the lookout for more passionate individuals who want to get involved with Mutual Aid.
On-site services include:
- Free choice food pantry
- Hygiene essentials (toiletries, sanitizer, masks)
- Sack lunches, deli sandwiches & hydration station
- Human resource advocacy & navigation
- Nutrition classes
- Hair cuts
- Dog & cat vaccinations
- Dog & cat food
- COVID vaccination education & sign-ups
- And much more!
What are the best times to volunteer?
Be at UU at 9AM for setup
You’ll be asked to lift boxes, tables, set up tents and donations, so come prepared to work!
You’ll be asked to assist patrons in selecting food items and bagging them. This is a great way to contribute if you are only available for an hour or so. Please show up by 10:20 for team huddle 🙂
Show up at 1PM to help us tear down and clean up the parking lot for the church. We are usually done by 2PM.
Ready To Join The Team?
Sign-Up to volunteer with MAP and you’ll get a weekly email with our volunteer opportunities