Grand valley power hosts virtual food drive
to provide 18,000 meals to food bank of the rockies’ western slope branch
PALISADE, COLO. - (April 14, 2020) - Grand Valley Power is hosting a virtual food drive to help Food Bank of the Rockies' Western Slope Branch ensure men, women and children facing hunger in our Western Slope community have nourishing food during this challenging time, and into the future.
Grand Valley Power has set a goal to raise $4,500 – enough funds to provide one meal to represent every Grand Valley Power customer – 18,000 meals!
Food Bank of the Rockies’ Western Slope branch is experiencing more than double the requests for food. Everyone's help is needed now, more than ever. Funds raised through this virtual food drive will be designated to help Food Bank of the Rockies’ Palisade location, serve the Western Slope community.
“Grand Valley Power cooperative exists to provide safe, reliable, affordable energy to our 18,000 members, but equally important is our mission to enrich and empower the lives of the communities we serve. Concern for Community is one of our core cooperative principles that guides us. While focusing on our community needs, we realized that access to food and essential supplies is critical during this crisis. We’re proud to support and host the virtual food drive in concert with Food Bank of the Rockies so that every person who reaches out for help, can get it,” said Christmas Wharton, Grand Valley Power communications manager.
Virtual food drives are the most efficient and effective way to help during this pandemic. Every dollar helps provide four meals and all funds raised through this drive will be designated to help Food Bank of the Rockies serve the Western Slope community.
Financial gifts to Grand Valley Power’s virtual food drive can be found online at FoodBankRockies.org/GrandValleyPower.
About Food Bank of the Rockies’ Western Slope Branch
Food Bank of the Rockies Western Slope Branch serves northwestern Colorado, including Grand Junction. Last year, Food Bank of the Rockies distributed more than 8.2 million meals to the Western Slope and surrounding areas through their direct services programs and with the help of 98 hunger relief partners – pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Food Bank of the Rockies holds BBB accreditation, ranks the highest four stars from Charity Navigator and is a member of Feeding America. More information at 1.877.953.3937 or www.foodbankrockies.org.
About Grand Valley Power
Organized in 1936, Grand Valley Power is the first rural not-for-profit electric cooperative in Colorado. Serving over 18,000 customers within the Mesa County area, Grand Valley Power is dedicated to empowering lives with hometown service with safe, affordable, reliable electricity. For more information, visit or follow us on and .