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LIFT-UP donations and help appreciated

Happy New Year from your New Castle LIFT-UP. Hope your holiday was as wonderful as ours. This year the food bank has been blessed beyond our wildest dreams with donations from local scouts, library, churches, businesses and individuals.

In November, Cub Scout pack 221, led by John Harcourt, and the Boy Scouts collected over 6,300 pounds of non-perishable food. Congratulations to donors and volunteers alike. Coal Ridge High School students helped carry and sort. New Castle schools conducted food drives dropping off many boxes of food throughout the holidays.

LIFT-UP volunteers distributed Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to over 100 families. Thanks to all the smiling volunteers who came early and stayed late on distribution day.

Thanks to the folks who donate regularly throughout the year. Thanks to City Market staff who drop everything when we pick up weekly donations. Those folks have become friends and are examples of what “service” means.

Our wonderful donors and volunteers are why we successfully meet our goal of providing emergency food (and a smile) to help folks through illness, unemployment or other tough times year round. You have our heartfelt thanks. We are truly lucky to live in such a generous community.

Remember, we are regularly available for emergency food assistance Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the River Center on 4th Street. Please come see us.

Sincerely,

Betty Arthur

New Castle LIFT-UP volunteer

Carbondale Community Oven says thanks

The crew of volunteers at the Carbondale Community Oven would like to acknowledge the Aspen Thrift Store and the town of Carbondale for their recent contributions. Thanks to them, and to the help of many other individuals and organizations, the oven will soon enter its fourth year of community baking in a wood-fired, old-world bread and pizza oven, offering folks a chance to bake, eat and celebrate together in health and harmony.

Carbondale Community Oven Committee


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