New drive-thru format announced at Lift-Up food pantries

Thrift Stores & Extended Table:

LIFT-UP Thrift Stores will remain closed through the end of March so staff can assist with food distribution.  Extended Table (soup kitchens) are functioning as a grab-n-go bagged meal from 5 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday in Rifle at the Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church located in the Lovell Building at 200 E. 4th St.  In Glenwood Springs, please stop by the First United Methodist Church at 824 Cooper Avenue church for posted updates on the Monday through Friday meal distribution.

Food Pantries:

Those in need are encouraged to stop by the following locations for a new “drive-through” format where they will be provided with a pre-packed emergency food box this Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

  • Parachute – LIFT-UP Food Pantry – 201 E. First St.
  • Rifle – LIFT-UP Food Pantry – 800 Railroad Ave.
  • New Castle – Elk Creek Elementary School Parking Lot – 804 W. Main St.
  • Glenwood Springs – Glenwood Springs High School, South Parking Lot
  • Carbondale – Third Street Center Parking Lot

On Saturday, beginning at noon, Food Bank of the Rockies in partnership with Aspen Family Connection will handle distribution of food for Aspen/Pitkin County from Aspen Middle School.  For more information on this distribution site, please visit

Please visit the website or Facebook page for ongoing updates on food distribution dates, times and locations.

Help needed:

LIFT-UP is in need of reusable grocery bags and non-perishable food items.

 Please drop items to these locations:

  • LIFT-UP Rifle – Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Or at any of the above locations on Friday.

In addition, financial support is needed as LIFT-UP has ordered $10,000 in food during the last two weeks and is already in need of more. Normal food needs run around $5,000 per month.  As the COVID-19 situation continues, food distribution needs could more than double, resulting in needing more than an extra $55,000 for food alone. Please visit the website or the LIFT-UP Facebook page for ongoing updates.  Financial donations are needed and can be made on the website as well. 

New drive-thru format announced at Lift-Up food pantries