Steamboat briefs: LIFT-UP receives $25,000 grant from Daniels Fund |

Steamboat briefs: LIFT-UP receives $25,000 grant from Daniels Fund

Nissa Parker

LIFT-UP of Routt County announced Tuesday in a news release that it has received a $25,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Children's Food Program and Housing Needs Fund.

The nonprofit organization operates its Emergency Assistance and Food Bank programs out of Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek.

"The grant will enable our program to help families avoid homelessness and ensure that low-income children do not go hungry," LIFT-UP Executive Director David Freseman said.

Through the Children's Food Program, an estimated 180 children will access food backpacks in the summer program, and a minimum of 150 children will access the backpacks during the 2013-14 school year. About 30 to 50 families access the Housing Needs Fund for rent assistance per year.

The Daniels Fund provides grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. It previously provided a $100,000 capital grant to help build the Lufkin LIFT-UP Center, which broke ground in 2006.

For more information about LIFT-UP, call 970-870-0727 or visit For more information about the Daniels Fund, visit

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