Grant supports hunger relief efforts

The Western Colorado Community Foundation will use a $197,000 grant to increase efforts to alleviate hunger.

The Colorado Health Foundation, a statewide philanthropic organization supporting food access and security, awarded the grant.

The grant will build on the efforts of the Western Colorado Community Foundation and Mesa County Hunger Alliance, said Anne Wenzel, president and executive director of the community foundation. The alliance is a coalition of more than 20 relief organizations and agencies that share resources and best practices to meet needs.

“Our community foundation is thrilled to receive the support to continue building our community’s efforts to alleviate hunger,” Wenzel said. “What I find even more important than the generous funding from the Colorado Health Foundation is the incredible vote of confidence this support provides to the hunger alliance’s efforts.”

The Western Colorado Community Foundation manages charitable funds for a seven-county region. For more information, visit