Covid-19 resources

Food Assistance


D51 Food & Nutrition Services will provide free, nutritious daily meal service for children 18 years or younger at eleven schools plus three Lunch Lizard mobile stops Monday through Friday during the district-wide closure starting Monday, March 23.

All drive-thru school sites and Lunch Lizard stops are selected based on USDA Eligibility Requirements in 50 percent or greater free and reduced areas of Mesa County.

Route and site times and locations may be subject to change, so be sure to look up the most up-to-date information at

Food Bank of the Rockies:

Click here for food drop off schedule and locations.

Community Food Bank of Grand Junction:

Mesa County SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program):

Food Assistance Navigators can connect clients to available food resources and are able to complete SNAP applications via phone with telephonic signature.

Web: Client Self-Referral: This link allows clients to refer themselves.


Clients who self-refer will be contacted by one of their Food Assistance Navigators within 3 business days (typically more quickly).

Phone: (855) 855-4626


Colorado WIC (Women Infant Children Nutritional Services) COVID-19 Updates:

Wifi & Connectivity

​​Using your mobile phone for internet access:

  1. Find out how much data your plan has. Carriers claim that most plans offer unlimited data. If you have a metered plan, you have data caps.

  2. If your data is capped, free additional data available to you will vary by mobile carrier.

  3. School District 51 is planning to “open up” their wi-fi so that students can sit in a car and connect to wi-fi in front of schools.

  4. The Mesa County Public Library (including Clifton, Palisade and Orchard Mesa branches) has free wi-fi in their parking lots.

  5. High School students who are also enrolled in classes with CMU and WCCC can use their computer labs with their CMU or WCCC log in.

Using your mobile phone as a “hotspot” for internet access on a laptop or tablet:


If you need assistance with how to use your phone as a hotspot for internet access with your laptop or you need assistance with other issues connecting with the internet, please contact your child’s Site Manager.

Select a provider for info on internet access:

More Resources

Links to Community Services:

Health Insurance for the Uninsured:

Colorado Crisis Services: