I do not want to host a food drive, can I still donate?

Absolutely! LIFT-UP will accept individual donations at our pantries or mobile distribution sites. View our Distribution and Pantries schedule to see the acceptable date's and time's for your local pantry/mobile distribution. We suggest the drop off of your donations during open hours to ensure the delivery of your goods. 

 

Can I donate perishable food items? For example, home grown vegetables or cold/frozen items from the store. 

If the items are not soiled or rotten, please do! Our pantries are equipped with refrigerators and freezers that can house perishable food items. If you are looking to donate items in bulk please contact LIFT-UP's Food Distribution Manager - Joshua Stover (970)462-8277 for the best course of action.  

Can I support a local business or school that is hosting a food drive?

Of course, check out the Food Drive calendar below and find which food drive host and location works best for you! Keep in mind, food drive host are able to host internal food drives, which are not open to general public drop off.

Food drives are a great way to involve your friends and family in the fight to end hunger. Whether you host a traditional food drive to collect canned goods or hold a virtual food drive to raise funds you can make a big difference. Hunger affects every community, but many people don’t realize it. Individuals, schools, community organizations, and businesses can all host food drives on behalf of LIFT-UP. 

FOOD DRIVE RESOURCES

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOSTING A FOOD DRIVE PLEASE CONTACT LIFT-UP AT
970.625.4496 OR EMAIL INFO@LIFTUP.ORG

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RECOMMENDED FOOD DONATIONS

CANNED GOODS

Tuna

Hearty Soups

Chili

Beans

Fruit

Beef Stew

Vegetables

Pasta Sauce

Chilies

Salsa Verde

*Low Sodium when possible*

STAPLES:

Salsa

Peanut Butter

Sugar

Flour

Bisquick

Jelly/Jam

Boxed Juice

Cooking Oil

GROCERY GIFT CARDS

SPICES

Cumin, Chipotle & Cilantro

Mexican Oregano

Guajillo Chiles

Arbol Chiles

Ancho Chiles

Dried Poblano Chiles

Chili Powder

Chipotle en Adobo

Mexican Cinnamon

Allspice

Annatto

Pumpkin Seeds

DRIED FOODS

Refried Beans

Beans

Nuts

Rice

Pasta

Shelf Stable Milk, Dairy and Nondairy

Oatmeal

Crackers

Cereal

Whole Grain Items

Gluten Free Items

TORTILLAS

CULTURAL

Maseca (Instant Corn Mesa Flour)

Juanita's Menudo

Hominy

Canned Chilies

Tortillas

La Lechera (Sweetned Condensed Milk)

Media Crema (Table Cream)

Corn Husks

Corn

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