LIFT-UP, like every organization, business and individual, never anticipated the magnitude, duration and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community, operations, volunteers and staff. That said, LIFT-UP has continued to evolve, grow and learn about new options to better provide relief from food insecurity while deepening partnerships and stretching resources.
LIFT-UP has expanded its infrastructure to meet the nearly 600% growth in clients during COVID and the sustained 300% growth in food security needs as compared to pre-pandemic demand. LIFT-UP continues to increase access to fresh local produce, meat and dairy while helping to sustain our local economy by sourcing from over 25 regional farms and ranches.
LIFT-UP also continues to make adjustments based on client and partner feedback to offer various days, including Saturdays and evening hours, to provide better options to access food while serving over 2,000 families every month.
Your generosity helps LIFT-UP to continue offering food to those in need through mobile distribution sites and the newly re-opened physical pantry-of-choice sites. Thank you for your kindness!