Distribution of baby supplies planned for Grand Junction

Baby formula, diapers and wipes will be distributed in Grand Junction following a delivery of supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Hilltop Family Resource Center worked with the Mesa County Department of Human Resources, Mesa County Public Health Childcare Licensing, Partnership for Children and Families and a statewide feeding task force to coordinate efforts with FEMA to bring the supplies to Western Colorado.

“We are encouraged by the statewide coordination with partners to identify needs and collaborate to meet them,” said Michelle Barnes, executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services.

“We are thrilled with the response we’ve received from FEMA and the quick distribution of these much-needed supplies,” Barnes added. “Together, we will get through this.”

Hilltop Family Resource Center and other nonprofit organizations have fielded requests for baby formula, diapers and wipes from families in need, front line workers and child care providers.

The requests were driven by people who encountered difficulty finding supplies in stores as well as those who can’t afford to purchase supplies because of loss of employment and other economic hardships.

The supplies will be distributed to families who can’t find them or afford to purchase them. Supplies also will be distributed to those enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women and Women, Infants and Children Program as well as child care providers.

Distributions are planned for the Hilltop Property Services Warehouse at 1625 N. 15th Street in Grand Junction from 8 to 10 a.m. May 9, 13, 15 and 16.

For additional information about the distributions, call the Hilltop Family Resource Center at 243-0190.