The Community Food Bank has found a new home! It's been a rough year for the food bank as they cope with having to relocate, but thanks to the generosity of a Western Colorado church, they have a new location from which to serve the valley.

It was announced several months ago the Community Food Bank would not have its lease renewed at their present location at the Mesa County Services Building on South Spruce Street in Grand Junction.

According to Darcy Johnson, Director of the food bank, the service has provided emergency supplies of nutritious food to Mesa County residents for 38 years. Johnson adds the food bank serves over 180,000 meals annually.

The food bank's new location is being donated courtesy of the Downtown Vineyard Church. The church recently purchased the property at 402 Grand Avenue and offered the food bank space from which they could operate.

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Beginning January 18, 2016, the Community Food Bank will begin food distributions from their new location at 402 Grand Avenue in Grand Junction.

 It has been a difficult year for your Community Food Bank, anything extra this year would be especially appreciated. Your contribution will ensure that the Community Food Bank can make the move to a new location, will continue to address food insecurity in Mesa County, as well as provide a helping hand to families at risk during the coming holidays. - Darcy Johnson