$25,000 Culture of Health Prize Awarded to St. George Mobile Food Pantry and Community Kitchen Projects

The brand new We Love Leadville sign in Leadville, Colorado.

Lake County Build a Generation and the Lake County Youth Master Plan/Health Equity Steering Committee announce that the $25,000 Culture of Health prize funds from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have been awarded to the St. George Mobile Food Pantry and Community Kitchen project.

Once launched, the Mobile Food Pantry will travel weekly to four key neighborhoods: Downtown Leadville, Lake Fork, Mountain Valley Estates, and Mountain View East & West to offer a no-cost grocery program to anyone in the Lake County community. Food for the mobile food pantry will come from the Food Bank of the Rockies, several grocery stores in Lake and Summit Counties, local restaurants, and Colorado-based growers.

The Community Kitchen will be a space where Lake County residents can learn to cook nutritious meals and where local organizations can work to unite all of Lake County’s food resources under one roof. This kitchen will address Lake County’s long-term food needs while creating a space that prioritizes community relationship-building via food.

For more information on this upcoming project, please contact Brittany from St. George at (719) 486-3087.