Mutual Aid Weekly Distro
Early on, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mutual Aid Partners begun supporting the relief efforts of the grassroots group Grand Junction Mutual Aid by providing accessibility to resources and coordinating volunteers. Then, in 2021, as the needs of the community expanded, MAP assumed responsibility for the weekly food distribution and resource event.
Our strategic relationships with community organizations and social service agencies, has made it possible to distribute large quantities of food and resources where they were needed most.
Extremely grateful to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, Solidarity Not Charity, Unity Station Kutz, 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, Community Alliance for Education & Hunger Relief, Homeward Bound, Hilltop 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 and supplies to provide essential services to our neighbors and friends.
This event requires around 25 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 community choice food pantry
- Hygiene essentials (toiletries, sanitizer, masks)
- Sack lunches, hot beverages & hydration station
- Human resource advocacy & navigation
- Hair cuts and Barber Services
- Dog & Cat vaccinations
- Dog & Cat food
- Register to Vote
- 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 10:10 for community team huddle
Show up at 12:30PM to help us consolidate, clean up, tear down and store our supplies in 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