We have new pantry hours, please share this information with friends and family!
If you’re planning to visit the pantry this week, we have a couple of requests that will help make the drive-thu line safe and efficient. Please make sure that you have a free space in your vehicle for the food box before you arrive at MRC. We are asking that you stay in your vehicle during the whole visit. If you have pets in your vehicle, please make sure they are secure. It is also very helpful and appreciated if you can wipe and disinfect your door handle, trunk handle, etc before arriving to MRC. Thank you for your help!
New Resale Store Hours
Tuesday: Noon – 4pm
Wednesday: Noon – 4pm Senior and at Higher Risk Customers Day
Thursday: Noon – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
New Resale Store Donation Days and Hours
Sunday: 9am – 3pm
Monday: 9am – 3pm
Limit of the equivalent of 4 black trash bags per household, per day.
COVID-19 IgG Antibody Testing
The Mountain Resource Center will be partnering with Stride Community Health Center to provide COVID-19 lgG antibody testing onsite on Tuesday June 23rd.
What it is? IgG antibody testing is a blood test to indicate presence of antibodies against COVID-19. It may take up to 10 days after symptoms occur for the antibodies to reach a detectable level in the body. An IgG positive antibody result may suggest an immune response to a SARS-CoV-2 infection, but there is not yet a relationship between the detection of these antibodies and immunity to COVID-19. A positive test result is NOT a diagnosis of COVID-19.
Testing will occur 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:00.
In order to signup:
• Participants must contact MRC and be screened for eligibility. The screening tool is attached and it asks:
• Are you currently experiencing: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath. If they answer yes they are NOT eligible for the antibody test. You should refer them to Stride to get a swab test.
• Have you had any of the symptoms listed above? If no, they are eligible. If yes, has it been greater than 14 days since onset? If they answer no, they are NOT eligible for the antibody test.
• If the participant is eligible they need to complete the attached Admission Form PDF. They can complete this electronically or written.
• The testing is free to the participant but Stride does ask for insurance information. If a participant has insurance they will need to provide a copy of the front and back of their insurance card.
• If they do not have insurance, they just have to fill out the no insurance declaration
• Participants need to return completed admission forms with a copy of their ID and insurance card (as applicable) to MRC as soon as possible
• We can make copies of participant ID/insurance cards as needed.
• Participants can drop off completed paperwork in our drop box (located in the back of the building)
• Participants need to provide a phone number to receive a text message or an email address
• Once the completed paperwork is received and processed the participant will receive an appointment time on June 23rd.
• Participants will be given their appointment times via text (preferred) or email
• Participants will not be able to request a specific time
We Are Here to Help
To better serve our clients, we are asking that you please email requests to Info@mrcco.org . We are still monitoring voicemail for those clients who are not able to email, but ask that you use the email option first. Thank you.
For additional COVID-19 resources, please follow our posts which are updated daily: https://www.mrcco.org/category/covid-19/
Effective March 16, Mountain Resource Center is suspending the majority of its in-person services. During our pantry hours, community members will be able to receive food through onsite food box delivery while they remain in their vehicles. Clients are also welcome to call us at 303-838-7552 to speak to an Advocate or Educator and we will assist you over the phone.
MRC has made the decision to temporarily suspend the acceptance of any physical donations. This is in an effort to reduce the contact that our staff would need to have with the general public. We are still currently able to order food and accept delivery from the Food Bank of the Rockies. We expect to see an increase in the need for food assistance from our clients due to loss of work or pay from closures. Our families will also require extra support due to the extended school closures.
Therefore, we need your financial support now more than ever.
If you are able to make a donation in these challenging and unprecedented times, you may do so online at https://mrcco.org/donate.
The staff at Mountain Resource Center
How We Strengthen Our Families
When Shellie McKeown moved to Conifer, she used Mountain Resource Center’s services herself, and immediately knew she wanted to be a part of the organization. Now their Community Health Coordinator, McKeown works tirelessly to improve food security and access to nutrition resources for Conifer and the surrounding communities. McKeown works with the Jefferson County Food Policy Council to tackle issues related to food security and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Her kindness and hunger for helping those who need it most is evident in all she does.