AN OPPORTUNITY TO DOUBLE YOUR CONTRIBUTION

LIFT-UP is blessed with a generous donor who has offered

to MATCH all donations up to $500,000 until the end of 2021

Please take advantage of this generous contributions

father-his-son-spending-time-together.jpeg

Throughout the very challenging 2020 year,  the outpouring of support was exactly what LIFT-UP needed to serve those with food insecurity from Aspen to Parachute. 

From the onset of COVID-19, LIFT-UP

has seen an unprecedented 600% growth in need among friends and neighbors experiencing food insecurity. Compounding the need is the very real devastating economic impact on our communities, local farms, ranches, stores and restaurants.

The easing of COID-19 restrictions does not change the dire impact of the pandemic on our communities. 

The past 18 months have resulted in a new level of uncertainty for individuals, families and businesses; including LIFT-UP.

 

LIFT-UP plays a key role in our community, more than ever before. Your support last year helped expand our programs, improved our infrastructure and grew as an organization by leaps and bounds.   

THE EASE OF

COVID DOES NOT

END THE CRISIS OF FOOD INSECURITY

2021

488,336

2020

2,520,800

As we end 2021 we ask that you help us attain and sustain last years unprecedented monetary contributions

DONATE TO THE PLATE.jpg

Donate to the Plate is LIFT-UP’s Annual Holiday Fundraiser that helps feed our neighbors in need.

You donations at work;

  • $30     =    1 nonperishable food bag

  • $50     =    10 lbs of fresh local beef

  • $75     =    100 lbs of non-perishable food

  • $105   =    250 lbs of food

  • $365   =    365 lbs of food equating to 1 lb a day for a $1 a day

Your donations of food and financial support help provide Holiday Food Gifts to over 800 families and individuals in our valley, as well as, enable LIFT-UP to offer food year-round through our pantries.

FARM TO FOOD PANTRY PROVIDES:

  • 95%+ fresh food

  • 20 local farms and ranches

  • 6 new farmers are participating.

  • 26% increase in total poundage of fresh food to pantry

  • 19,688.72 pounds of locally purchased fresh food

  • 900 dozen locally sourced eggs.

Help LIFT-UP serve more clients

with healthier food choices

Help farmers and ranchers

with known paid food

purchasing commitments

and sustain resources from

Aspen to Parachute

Fresh Vegetables in Basket

LIFT-UP saw the need for healthier fresh food options beyond the typical non-perishable canned, boxed and bagged foods that oftentimes are laden with extra salt and sugars.

The Farm to Food Pantry is a win-win for our community economically and in providing healthier food options to those struggling with food scarcity and insecurity. After years of encouraging gleaning during fall harvests, partnerships with farmers’ markets and a grocery rescue program that in 2019 received more than 371,000 pounds of fresh produce and dairy, plus the recent grants outlined above, LIFT-UP has tested the waters.Growing our Farm to Food Pantry program will help our entire community.This is an economic system that will offer more improved food offerings, from more producers, through community food sites like the LIFT-UP food pantries to the underserved.

22405655_2060926870806630_9090291594569494852_n.jpg

LIFT-UP recognizes the need for affordable, quality clothes, shoes and house hold items for those in the Roaring Fork Valley. Our Rifle Thrift Store provides the community with just that, while also providing a place for folks to donate their gently used items thus reducing the landfill impact. The Rifle Thrift Store is open Tuesday's - Saturday's from 10am to 5pm and they accept donations Tuesday's - Saturday's from 10am to 3pm.

All Thrift Store profits go to supporting LIFT-UP's hunger relief programs and providing families with essential humanitarian assistance, including food, hygiene products and clothing. When the items you donate to LIFT-UP are sold, the money helps families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future.

 

Clothes-Rack.jpg
Fundraiser-8_edited.jpg
hands-reaching-out-help_edited.jpg
you-can-help-give-welfare-donate-concept.jpeg
Hands Holding Wooden Plate