Coldwell-Banker Mason-Morse donates 6 months rent to Aspen LIFT-UP food pantry | AspenTimes.com

Coldwell-Banker Mason-Morse donates 6 months rent to Aspen LIFT-UP food pantry

Staff report

Coldwell-Banker Mason-Morse recently granted the funds to pay for Lift-Up food-pantry space for six months in a new space but in the same building in Aspen.

This gives Lift-Up and its clientele more space for more food items. The Aspen food pantry is located at 465 N. Mill St., No. 12. A grand opening for the food pantry is planned for after the holidays.

From January through September, Lift-Up assisted 26,380 clients. Lift-Up reports that 23,976 sacks of groceries have been provided to those in need. The organization, which has been operating since 1982, is currently preparing holiday food baskets for nearly 700 families in the area for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Lift-Up needs help year-round through financial donations and volunteers. Call 970-625-4496 or go to http://www.liftup.org to find out more.

Lift-Up encourages Coloradans to support its efforts to provide food and other basic assistance to the unemployed, underemployed and homeless residents by donating on Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 8. To donate or learn more, go to http://www.coloradogives.org.

Lift-Up operates seven food pantries in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Rifle and Parachute. It also runs two thrift stores and two extended-table community dinners weekly.