The Community Food Bank needs contributions of food to help over 500 people every day. Most needed are dry or shelf stable milk; canned meats, fruits and vegetables; whole-grain foods; soups, chilies and stews, 100% fruit juice. Most requested are peanut butter, coffee; fresh produce; toothpaste and toothbrushes; and pet food.
Many churches will collect donations, but you can also drop off items at its new location, 462 W. Crete Circle. (From Patterson, south on 25 ½ Rd, to W. Pinyon Ave; turn west and then north onto W. Crete Circle.)
The Art Center
is looking for several items for a major Youth and Artability installation in December. If you can donate any of the list below, please drop them off at the front desk or contact Rachel Egelston, 243-7337, ext. 7, or email@example.com.
PVC Pipe - various diameters up to 2 inch
Empty 2 liter bottles
White buttons – scads of
Styrofoam cups – stacks of
6 inch paper plates – more stacks of
Q-tips – hundreds of
If you’d like to get more involved in the community but aren’t quite sure how, get in touch with the folks at RSVP. It’s a non-profit organization for people 55 and over with the goal of matching interests, skills and time availabilities with local volunteer positions. One of their signature programs is SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Assistance Project). Take a look at their website rsvpgrandjunction.org or give them a call at 243-9839. They’re located in the US Bank building, 422 White Ave
For 13 years Newcomers have been responsible for one of Grey Gourmet’s delivery routes. To better serve its clients, Grey Gourmet is planning to establish an additional route and will need more drivers. Regular
drivers are expected to work one day a week, and
substitutes are always needed as well. To find out more
contact Niki Yenter, program coordinator, at 243-9844,
Sherry Schenk’s dedicated work
for Great Old Broads for
Wilderness has her in the running
for BeaconFest’s Volunteer of the
Year. The easiest way to cast
your vote for Sherry is online at
you can mail in the printed ballot
in the “Create a Legacy” insert in
the March Beacon. Voting closes
Now is the time to start thinking about our gardens. When you do, remember Grow Another Row. This group was organized to help backyard, community and commercial gardeners donate surplus fruit and vegetables to local food banks and emergency food programs. Last year’s yield was 5,376 pounds. You can help by sharing your produce or by volunteering to help pick up and deliver produce. Contact Amanda McQuade at 314-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know…?
Compression Only CPR saves lives. The Grand Junction Fire Department has begun 30-minute classes at the Mesa Mall. To sign up for one of these upcoming classes go to http://cprisfree.com/. Classes start at 10 am. More will be scheduled later in the year if there is a demand.