LiftUp of Routt County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in May 1996 by the Steamboat Springs Ministerial Association and several local church communities to provide charitable assistance for people in need. Here is how we have grown since that time.
Our Food Bank and Emergency Assistance programs opened to the public in May 1996. Our LiftUp Community Thrift Store opened its doors in October 1997. Our Oak Creek Food Bank in south Routt county opened in October 2000. Our Hayden Food Bank opened in May 2001. The Lufkin LiftUp Center, housing all Steamboat Springs programs and offices, was dedicated January 10, 2007.
We expanded in 2016 to purchase the building next to ours to house our Steamboat Springs Food Bank and our Community Support programs office.
Today, LiftUp is comprised of three departments: Our Food Banks/Community Support Center, our Thrift Store, and our Donation Center. We also have our Community Gardens, comprised of a greenhouse and eighteen raised garden beds, in which we grow food for our Food Banks. We accept gently used, donated goods from community members and, in turn, sell them in our Thrift Store to help fund our numerous community support programs and operations.