Lyons Elementary School Community/Holiday Food Drive


COLLECTION DATE EXTENDED!  We will be collecting donations through December 16th!



LEAF in partnership with Lyons Elementary School 

& Higher Ground Ministry 

Why do we host an annual Holiday Food Drive? 

Quite simply, we need to support others in our Lyons community. 

● 15% of Lyons residents are living in poverty 

● 1 in 8 Coloradans struggle with hunger 

● 39% said they must choose between paying for a meal or paying rent 

What is LEAF ? 

It’s stands for Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund 

● LEAF supports an average of 35-40 households a week at the food bank ● The COVID pandemic has increased the households that need our help! 

What can we do? 

We can fill this BROWN bag with non-perishable (non-expired) food items. Then, bring it back to school the next week on these dates! 

Monday, November 30th and continuing through Thursday, December 10th Leave donations in the blue wagons near the front door of school

Here is a list of ideas

☐ canned soups and vegetables (healthy/hearty options such as Progresso or Amy’s) ☐ canned beans or chili 

☐ fruit cups, pudding cups and/or applesauce (jar and single serve) ☐ rice 

☐ snacks (granola bars, cookies, crackers) 

☐ pasta and pasta sauce 

☐ jelly and/or honey 

☐ whole grains (rice, couscous, quinoa) 

☐ cereal or oatmeal 

☐ juice boxes 

☐ salad dressing 

Thank you! Together we can make a difference. 

For more information: 

Please contact Claudia Paterno if you would like to assist with donations on food drive days 

Online donations can be made to LEAF at 

Checks can be made to Higher Ground Ministries and can be delivered to The Stone Cup