Anonymous Donor Pays First Year’s Rent on Grand Junction’s New Community Food Bank [VIDEO]
The new location for Grand Junction's Community Food Bank hit the ground running today, thanks to a generous gift from an unknown party. An anonymous donor paid the organization's rent for the entire year.
One of the struggles faced by the food bank during their relocation involved the drastic increase in monthly rent. At their previous location, they were paying $120 a month in rent. Unfortunately, they were forced to give up that location. The new location became available, but at a considerably higher cost.
Crunch these numbers: The Community Food Bank pays $2,000 a month in rent. Multiply that times the 12 months in a year. That's a $24,000 anonymous donation.
The search for a new location resulted in finding their new facility at 562 West Crete Circle in Grand Junction.
The Community Food Bank hosted their grand opening today (Wednesday, April 27) with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. with Grand Junction Mayor Phyllis Norris.