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
RECOMMENDED FOOD DONATIONS
*Low Sodium when possible*
GROCERY GIFT CARDS
Cumin, Chipotle & Cilantro
Dried Poblano Chiles
Chipotle en Adobo
Shelf Stable Milk, Dairy and Nondairy
Whole Grain Items
Gluten Free Items
Maseca (Instant Corn Mesa Flour)
La Lechera (Sweetned Condensed Milk)
Media Crema (Table Cream)