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It's incredible to believe that LIFT-UP has been working to end hunger in our valley since 1982. Our valley has experienced a lot of growth many changes throughout the past 40 years; specifically massive increases in costs of food and housing. While our environment is insulating, the reality is that roughly 19% of our population cannot afford to pay bills and eat.

In late 2021 a new leadership team was formed with Ivan Jackson, Executive Director; Jennifer Colosi, Director of Development & Marketing, Scott Shirley, Director of Operations and Renee Horton, Director of Finance and Administration for several years.  This year is an exciting time for us all as we put into action our strategic plan to expand our capabilities and reach in feeding those who are without food.  

We and the rest of the LIFT-UP family are so excited to be heading into our 40th year with many exciting plans and initiatives. 2022 is an exciting time in the strategic plan to increase our food distribution capabilities and expand our reach.   In celebration of our 40th year; we will be hosting a Golf Tournament, Community Appreciation Party and culminating with a Winter Gala. 

HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY TO US!!!!

 
 

FEEDING THE FOOD INSECURE

Every day LIFT-UP's Hunger Relief Programs feed our children, seniors, households and those without a home. We collect, safely store and distribute free fresh food, dry goods, staples, household and personal hygiene products though to pet food to the food insecure population within our communities from Parachute to Aspen.  Our infrastructure includes a warehousing and distribution center located in Parachute, from which we supply six Food Pantries and seven Mobile Distribution locations.   Our Programs and Services get food to where it is needed and we are supported through our individual donors, events within our community and grant funding. 

 

OUR MISSION

LIFT-UP is the leader in providing equitable food security for individuals and families; educating, building understanding and support to end hunger from Parachute to Aspen.

OUR PURPOSE

We believe access to fresh, healthy and sustainable food provides hope and empowerment, strengthening our community.

OUR VALUES

EQUITY:

EMPOWERMENT:

COMMUNICATION:

INNOVATION:

COMMUNITY:

Appreciating diversity, committing to equality and advancing social justice.

Leading with trust and respect for growth and well-being.

Engaging with clarity, consistency and purpose.

Creatively evolving for continuous improvement.

Connecting in a reciprocal partnership for the common good.

THE EFFECTS OF
COVID CONTINUE
TO
IMPACT OUR
COMMUNITIES

HELP US FEED THE
FOOD INSECURE
IN

OUR VALLEY FROM
ASPEN TO PARACHUTE

SUPPORT OUR 600% GROWTH IN PARTICIPANTS

Throughout 2020 and 2021 LIFT-UP recognized the need to re-invent how food is delivered on a far greater scale than past years.  These last two years have resulted in an over 600% increase in food insecurity for individuals, families, neighbors and friends.

 

The community response to the immediate COVID crisis has been an unprecedented outpouring of support. Our generous donors, partners, sponsors and communities have fueled our Hunger Relief Programs with what continues to be a win-win for those struggling with food scarcity and insecurity.

As we begin  2022 we see only an increase in need as the cost of groceries and housing continues to soar.  Within our valley in particular;  the crisis of food insecurity should be in the forefront of all our minds, not just when there is a pandemic.   Help us be proactive in getting ahead of what is sure to be a challenging year for food distribution. 

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DID YOU KNOW?

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SUPPORTING OUR MISSION

A HUGE THANK YOU OUR NEWEST SPONSOR

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For generously donating $100.00 from each new title transaction to LIFT-UP.  We thank them so much and welcome them to the Aspen community. 

A HIGHER STANDARD OF SERVICE

Aspen Title & Escrow combines the strength and security of the largest national underwriter, Fidelity National, with local, personalized service to provide an excellent closing experience for every client. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

  • FARM 2 FOOD PANTRY 

  • INFRASTRUCTURE

  • 40th ANNIVERSARY GOLF TOURNAMENT
    40th ANNIVERSARY GOLF TOURNAMENT
    Jun 25, 8:00 AM
    PARACHUTE
  • COMMUNITY APPRECIATION PARTY
    COMMUNITY APPRECIATION PARTY
    Aug 13, 12:00 PM
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS
  • 40TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER GALA
    40TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER GALA
    Dec 17, 7:00 PM
    ASPEN