At the Gunnison Country Food Pantry (GCFP), we offer confidential, safe, and accepting assistance to all in need of food assistance and we welcome everyone in need to come by the pantry. Let us know if it’s your first visit to the pantry and be prepared to sit and talk with a manager to discuss your needs. The Pantry’s policy is to never turn away anyone that is in need.
The requirement to be eligible to receive food pantry assistance, is that you reside in Gunnison County. We simply ask you provide your address to meet this requirement. You may also contact us privately, and we will assist you however we can. Go to our Contact Page and email us.
The Gunnison Country Food Pantry (GCFP) provides food assistance in three key ways from the Pantry: Lobby Shopping, Monthly Shopping Experience, and Senior Day.
1) Lobby Shopping: Any day the Pantry is open for distribution (Mondays 1-4 pm and Wednesday 1-7 pm) you may come into the Pantry and shop our “Lobby” offerings. These usually include bread, some dairy and produce, and some shelf stable items.
2) Monthly Shopping: Once per month, recipients are allowed the “shop” the full Pantry offerings. This includes access to fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, meat and Pantry items. The amount you are able to take is based on your family size and our stores. We make every effort to make all items available at the amount your family will use.
3) Senior Day: On Thursdays from 10 am – 2 pm, the Pantry is open for community members over the age of 60. Seniors may visit the Pantry weekly to take advantage of our food assistance offerings.
The Pantry strives to provide toiletries like shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, as wells as dog food. However, we rely on donations for these items, so we cannot always guarantee we will have them.
We will also do our best to meet any dietary restrictions. Please call in advance at 970-641-4156 and explain your situation so we can be prepared for you.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of Pantry services and cannot come to the Pantry yourself, we can help. Please call us at 970-641-4156 to make arrangements.