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Community Food Bank

Since its birth in the basement of the Presbyterian Church in 1978, the Community Food Bank of Grand Junction (CFBGJ) has provided an emergency supply of quality food for residents in need across Mesa County. Thanks to the generosity of the public, in its 2013-14 fiscal year, the CFBGJ received 51,274 pounds of donated food, helping feed 185,598 meals to hungry Mesa County residents. The Community Food Bank remains the only program to provide unrestricted access to food 52 weeks per year. Nobody is turned away.

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Colorado Mountain Bike Trail Association, Inc.  (COPMOBA)

Dedicated to the development and maintenance of regional mountain bike trails on the Colorado Plateau, COPMOBA is a non-profit organization that was founded back in 1989 when local mountain bikers first built the legendary Kokopelli’s Trail. As a local IMBA Chapter, COPMOBA conducts trail building and maintenance projects, advocacy, riding clinics, fundraisers, and group rides to help mountain biking continually thrive in Western Colorado.

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Grand Valley Trails Alliance (GVTA)

The GVTA supports, enhances and sustains a world-class multiple-use trail network in the Grand Valley
of western Colorado through trail planning, education, maintenance, construction and serving as a liaison between users, communities and land managers.

The GVTA is a new organization built from the terrific relationships between the Bureau of Land Management, Grand Junction Field Office and several existing trails organizations including motorized users, mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians. Their combined efforts help the GVTA more effectively manage resources and attention in maintaining and creating new trails in the Grand Valley.

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Colorado Riverfront Commission (CRC)

Twenty-five years in the making, the Riverfront Trail system is an ongoing project to provide an uninterrupted public trail system from Palisade to Fruita, improving the lives of all residents through non-motorized transportation and recreation.

The trail system runs along the mighty Colorado and Gunnison Rivers, through cottonwood groves, wetlands, marshes and rich habitat for wildlife containing 200 different species of birds and three endangered species of fish.

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Mesa County Search and Rescue

On call 24/7, Mesa County Search and Rescue is a highly trained nonprofit professional rescue organization with more than 40 skilled volunteers. Performing as many as 60 missions per year, the organization operates free of charge to help those outdoor adventurists who get caught in dangerous situations. Mesa County Search

and Rescue is an invaluable public resource for the active outdoor community of Mesa County and surrounding areas, which is why the Grand helps support this crucially important nonprofit

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