It is our honor to meet each person where they are and help them move closer to thriving.

Our primary focus is to ensure all Routt County neighbors have access to basic human needs (food, shelter, & clothing) while also fostering self-sufficiency & personal growth.

Our Case Workers assist each neighbor individually to determine the best programs for their situation. It’s private and one-on-one, and we promise you’ll feel welcome.

Our Case Workers appreciate your patience and will respond to inquiries and requests within 48 hours. Case Workers do not respond on Saturday, Sunday or on federal holidays, thank you!

Please review the application AND the Client Document Checklist. Submit your application and required documentation to If email is not possible, hard copies may be delivered in person to one of our Food Banks during hours of operation.

If you have questions please reach out. We are here to help!


Phone: 970-870-8804

Do I qualify for services (food, financial, or basic needs)?

LiftUp serves Routt county residents wih an income of 300% or less of the Federal Poverty Level. Review the LiftUp Guidelines column below as a first step in determining if you can apply for assistance.

What if I don't qualify? Can I still get assistance?

Anyone can access our Grab-n-Go food section daily in the front of our Food Banks during open hours without registering with LiftUp or showing an ID. If you are in need of basic items such as a warm coat, a pair of shoes, etc. you can come to the Food Banks to receive a one-time voucher for the Thrift Store to get the specific items listed on the voucher.

How often can I shop for food?

Food Bank clients can shop once per month for general groceries, and twice per month for fresh produce. Additionally, anyone can access our Grab-n-Go section in the front of our Food Banks during our open hours without registering with LiftUp or showing an ID.

What if I can't come shop in person? Can someone else pick up food for me?

You can assign a designated person (proxy) to shop for you at the Food Banks. Below please find the application and information required to become a Food Bank proxy.­­

LiftUp Income Guidelines Chart 2023
Financial Assistance Web-1
Financial Assistance Web-2
Financial Assistance Web-3

Housing & Utility Assistance

  • Housing Assistance: Helping Routt County residents stay in their homes during times of financial distress. This is short-term, one-time help based on financial needs.
  • Utility Assistance: Liftup works with Energy Outreach Colorado to help Routt County residents struggling to pay for water and energy bills during times of financial distress. This assistance is limited to short-term, one-time help based on financial needs. Residents need to apply to LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program) to receive EOC (Energy Outreach Colorado) funds.
  • Transient Displacement: For our neighbors just passing through, one-time assistance to help you reach a destination where you can be safe and seek support may be available.

Self-sufficiency Assistance

  • Self-sufficiency: During times of longer-term distress, we work with families in complex situations to create a plan to get back on their feet. These are unique cases in which we forge a partnership to get you back on a path to stability.
  • Healthcare: With the growing costs of medical care, it has become challenging for our neighbors to afford much-need medical attention. Intended to help clients attain an acceptable or improved level of medical/dental health, and to keep health problems from turning into emergency situations. Can pay for Medical fuel and transport.

Food & Clothing Assistance

Our three Food Bank locations offer supplemental food for qualifying individuals and families. With the goal of moving towards self-sufficiency, this assistance has qualifications and time limits.

Everyone should have a shirt on their back. If you don’t, we can help you get temporary relief by providing a Thrift Store voucher for clothes.

Need additional resources for assistance? Look here: Routt County | The Health Partnership Serving Northwest Colorado