LIFT-UP food shelves get boost

Community outpouring continues

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— After announcing that its shelves were beginning to look bare a couple of weeks ago, officials at the LIFT-UP Food Bank are now trying to find places to put an overwhelming amount of donated food.

"Our shelves are looking pretty good," LIFT-UP Executive Director David Freseman said.

The latest donation that the food bank received was from Lowell Whiteman School, by the student council there.

Student leaders had some extra money to spend outside of the school, so they decided to buy $500 worth of food and give it to LIFT-UP.

"It sounded like the right thing to do," student Kristen Andrews said.

Two days ago, the food bank also received about 540 pounds worth of meat from the Steamboat Meat and Seafood Company, most of it elk meat, Freseman said.

On Feb. 23, Freseman said the food bank's supply was barely enough to fulfill its customer base.

The next day, the food bank held a food drive that resulted in $1,100 worth of food donated.

"That's pretty successful," Freseman said.

The community continued the outpouring of donations and the food kept coming in during the past few weeks.

"Our shelves are basically well stocked. It can go down in a hurry, but it's looking good," he said. "Ongoing donations are still helpful."

Freseman said the food bank is always accepting donations.

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