YOUR monetary donations constitute a significant portion of our financial needs, and allows us to continue to meet the needs of the community. Just a few ways we’ve expanded our services thanks to your generosity:
- We built a greenhouse to grow fresh produce for our Food Banks
- We opened Food Banks in Hayden and Oak Creek to serve the full breadth of Routt County.
- We purchased a larger building to expand the Thrift Store and Steamboat Food Bank.
- We expanded our Kids’ meal program to reach kids during the summer months.
- We introduced the Hope for the Future Scholarship to help adults looking to further their education and grow in their journey to self-sufficiency.
Current LiftUp Programs
With this program you can 'adopt' a shelf in our Food Banks to keep it stocked for an entire year! We'll show our gratitude to sponsors on food bank aisle signage.
All funds allocated to our Food Banks ensure that our 3 locations have all of the necessary resources to end hunger in Routt County. This includes keeping the shelves stocked, hiring compassionate staff members, maintaining Food Bank buildings and rent/mortgage for the locations.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS
Empowering growth in Routt County neighbors looking to further their education, the Hope for the Future Scholarships pay for classes or courses to encourage growth and development.
HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
In times of trouble, displacement from homes could create longer-term challenges. This program offers a one-month payment of mortgage/rent to keep neighbors in their homes while they stabilize.
Allow us to allocate financial resources where they are needed most including, but not limited to, hiring passionate staff members that bring our mission to life, maintaining our buildings, keeping shelves stocked in our Food Banks, ensuring necessary funding for all programs and community outreach to neighbors in need.
ROCKET PACK PROGRAM
Rocket Pack is a snack program that sends healthy snacks to kids in Routt County. Currently, we are sending over 600 snacks six days a week … but there are more kids that need it. We are continually reaching out to the community to increase our Rocket Pack program so that no child goes hungry in Routt County.
Dealing with complex, long-term financial challenges, Case Managers use this fund to get Routt County neighbors to stability.
UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Utility bills often consume a majority of monthly financial resources, and winters can be especially daunting. This program helps pay for costly utility bills so that neighbors in need can get back on their feet.