Holiday Food Drive

The Annual LES Holiday Food Drive has arrived!

 

Did you know? 

  • 15% of Lyons residents are living in poverty

  • 1 in 8 Coloradans struggle with hunger

  • Food insecurity exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children. 

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

 

For years, the Annual Holiday Food Drive at LES has been supporting families throughout the greater Lyons Community during the holiday season in partnership with Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund and Higher Grounds Ministries International. The needs continue to increase. LEAF’s Food Pantry typically supports 35-40 households every week in the Greater Lyons area.

We ask that you please bring in non-perishable (non-expired) food items beginning Monday, December 2nd and continuing through Friday, December 13th.

This year’s goal is to bring in 3,000 pounds of non-perishable food items as well as raise $500 to purchase perishable food items such as ham, turkey, bread rolls and produce. 

 

Here is a shopping list of items you can include in this paper bag for donation:

☐ canned soups and vegetables (no green beans/no tomato soup please!)

☐ canned beans or chili

☐ fruit cups, pudding cups and/or applesauce

☐ canned fish and meats (tuna, salmon, chicken)

☐ snacks (granola bars, goldfish, beef jerky, nuts, crackers)

☐ pasta and pasta sauce

☐ peanut butter, jelly and/or honey

☐ whole grains (oatmeal, rice, couscous, quinoa)

☐ cereal

☐ juice boxes

☐ $20 gift cards (St.Vrain market, King Soopers, Target, Wal-Mart)

 

*Cash and check donations can be dropped off at the front office. Please make checks payable to Higher Ground Ministries International

 

For more information:

Please contact Eric Andresen if you would like to help with the food drive at andresen_eric@hotmail.com 

You can also sign up on this google doc:  HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE