Who We Are


  • Food Pantry Food assistance – once a month per family
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Baskets – One Food basket per holiday.  1 per family
  • USDA Commodities Government food assistance program, distributed once monthly, Residency in County & Income verified to qualify.    (Please see the Commodities Page on site for more information and eligibility.)
  • Prescriptions $100 – 2 visits per year per person
  • Bus Passes Available ONLY for verifiable job interviews or medical appointments, 1 time per year, per family

 (Address verification is required for all services.  Guests should register in the town they reside in.)

  • Soup Kitchens Daily Hot Meals are served at The Glenwood Extended Table Soup Kitchen located in the basement of the Methodist Church on the corner of 9th & Cooper, downtown Glenwood Springs

Meals are served from 5 to 6 pm Monday through Friday

  • Daily Hot Meals are served at The Rifle Extended Table Community Dinner located at the Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church – Lovell Building 200 E. 4th Street

Meals are served from 5 to 6 pm every Tuesday and Thursday

What We Do









LIFT-UP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing essential humanitarian assistance in the communities we serve. We have been officially operating in the region for the past 34 years, after “unofficially” meeting needs in the area for some time. LIFT-UP is an acronym for Life Inter-Faith Team on Unemployment & Poverty.

What began as a temporary solution to circumstantial needs has continued for the past 34 years. LIFT-UP has grown to include Food Pantries in Parachute, Rifle, New Castle, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt and Aspen. We also operate two thrift stores one in Rifle, the other in Parachute. Through these stores, we assist people in the community with clothing and household items.

The organization formed initially in response to growing needs created by the rapid influx of people coming to the area to work in the booming oil shale industry. With not enough places to live, folks were sleeping in their cars and camping under bridges. And not everyone found work, so people were struggling to feed their families.

A subsequent bust left a large number of people without jobs, literally overnight. LIFT- UP provided food assistance for these people until they could get back on their feet.

For the past 22 years, LIFT-UP has overseen The Extended Table Soup Kitchen in Glenwood Springs at the United Methodist Church, which serves dinner each Monday through Friday so that anyone in need can have at least one good meal. In 2012 An Extended Table opened in Rifle serving meals each Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm – 6pm at the Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church. The Extended Table has made it possible for anyone in need to find a good hot meal, along with some much needed social support and encouragement.

As long as the needs have continued, LIFT-UP has been here to provide these essential services. If there are people hungry and in need, LIFT-UP will rally the community and mobilize resources to meet their needs.



PO Box 1928
Rifle, CO 81650
Kimberly Loving,
Executive Director


Hours:  Tuesday & Thursday 11am-1pm
465 N. Mill Street #10B
Aspen CO  81611

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11am to 1pm Basalt Community United Methodist Church
167 Holland Hills Road
Basalt, Colorado 81621

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12:30pm
Third Street Center
520 South 3rd Street #35
Carbondale, CO  81623

Glenwood Springs
Hours:  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-3pm
1004 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs CO  81601

New Castle
Hours:  Wednesday & Friday 9am-1pm
126 North 4th Street
New Castle, CO  81647

Hours:  Tuesday – Friday 9am-4pm
800 Railroad Avenue
Rifle, CO  81650

Hours:  Monday thru Friday  10am-2pm
201 East First Street
Parachute, CO  81635


First United Methodist Church
824 Cooper Avenue (at 9th St.)
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone:  970-625-4496
Hours:  Monday – Friday 5pm-6pm

Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church 200 East 4th Street(one block east of Railroad Ave.) Rifle, Co 81650 Phone: 970-625-4496 Hours:  Tuesday & Thursday  5pm-6pm


Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-5pm
800 Railroad Ave.
Rifle CO  81650

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-5pm
201 East 1st Street
Parachute CO  81635