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X Games leftovers go to LIFT-UP

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen CO Colorado

CARBONDALE – Some Carbondale families in need of help with groceries will be eating like extreme athletes for a while.

The Winter X Games crew resumed the practice this year of donating leftover food to LIFT-UP, which assists families in need through food pantries from Aspen to Parachute. An assortment of food – from popcorn to Granny Smith apples – was delivered last week to the LIFT-UP’s pantry in Carbondale, according to LIFT-UP Executive Director Mike Powell.

He said this is the first time in three or four years that the nonprofit organization has received X Games leftovers. Prior to that, it received food for two or three years in a row, he said. Some years, so much food was donated that LIFT-UP workers had to use two pickups to haul it all. This year the bounty was delivered on the X Games’ behalf by EverGreen Events of Aspen.

The delivery includes three cases of X Games granola bars, two cases of Granny Smith applies, two cases of Pop Chips, two cases of Herr’s potato chips, two cases of Rocky Mountain Popcorn, one case of tortilla chips, one case of Romaine lettuce, one case of hot dog buns and one case of dinner rolls.

Other food included three cases of Naked granola bars, two cases of miscellaneous snack packs, eight cases of Minute Maid juices, two cases of Smart Water, four cases of Dassani water, four cases of soda, three cases of Vitamin Water, two cases of Honest Tea, one case of Quaker granola bars and one box of hot cocoa packets.

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