An event designed to help the community learn more about services available to those in need is this Friday (July 22) and Saturday (July 23) in Grand Junction.

The Community Resource Fair, sponsored by Grand Valley Peace and Justice, showcases the organizations that help low-income, homeless and disabled people in the Grand Junction area.

The free event is Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Avenue.

Several local non-profit organizations including the Grand Valley Coalition for the Homeless, Community Food Bank, The Workforce Center, Housing Resources, Veterans Art Center, and Western Colorado AIDS Project are a few of the many organizations participating in the second annual event.

The Community Food Bank will be handing out food bags with samples of the emergency food they supply to those in need.

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Soup Kitchen volunteers will also have food available for those who attend the event.

Representatives from the organizations who help people in our community will give those attending a real sense of the necessity of those services in and around Grand Junction.

Participating organizations will also have staff available to discuss their organization's needs including volunteers, donations and other ways community members can help.