Unemployment, Utility and Rent Help

This document is updated live with information as it comes in. There are two tabs at the bottom, one for Businesses and one for Employees. If you are looking for help with rent, utilities or need other financial support in these trying times this is the best resource.

Gunnison County Health and Human Services has a grant to help cover up to $900 of your housing costs. Call DHHS at 970-641-3244 for more information on how to apply


"Drive-through” format to receive pre-packed emergency food bag.


NEW Food Distribution Schedule beginning JULY 1ST:

Carbondale: Third Street Center
Mondays – 7/6 (5–7pm), 7/13 (2–4pm), 7/20 (5–7pm), 7/27 (2–4pm)

New Castle: Elk Creek Elementary
Wednesdays – 7/1 (2–4pm), 7/8 (5–7pm), 7/15 (2–4pm), 7/22 (5–7pm), 7/29 (2–4pm)

Glenwood Springs: Glenwood Springs High School
Thursdays – 7/2 (2–4pm), 7/9 (5–7pm), 7/16 (2–4pm), 7/23 (5–7pm), 7/30 (2–4pm)

Parachute: 201 E. First Street
Thursdays – 7/2 (2–4pm), 7/9 (5–7pm), 7/16 (2–4pm), 7/23 (5–7pm), 7/30 (2–4pm)

DeBeque: Community Center Parking Lot
Thursday – 7/16 (noon–2pm)

Rifle: NEW LOCATION – Rifle Middle School
Fridays – 7/3 NO DISTRIBUTION, 7/10 (5–7pm), 7/17 (2–4pm), 7/24 (5–7pm), 7/31 (2–4pm)

Aspen & Basalt: For food distribution information & updates please click here.

Please check back here or the LIFT-UP Facebook page for ongoing updates on food distribution dates, times and locations.

Marble Community Church Food and Masks


The church is providing masks and/or groceries if anyone in the community needs such for the next few weeks.

All you have to do is call the church (963-1464) and they will make sure you receive such.

Additionally, if anyone would like to donate non-perishable items, ie can food, paper products etc. they can drop the items off at the fellowship hall (no need to call ahead, the door will be unlocked during daylight hours). And, please drop off only good (non-expired) products.

Live updated list of RFV Volunteer Opportunities

Follow the link below to get a listing of needed volunteers as well as how to volunteer. 

Lift Up Donations Needed:

New reusable grocery bags and boxes are needed for food distribution. Does your business have bags that you can donate? Seconds, mis-prints – all are needed.

Non-parishable food items also needed. (NO GLASS at this time please.)

Donations can be dropped off at any food pick up location/time.

Lift Up Volunteers Needed:


To volunteer at one of the drive-thru pantries, you MUST call the Garfield County volunteer clearinghouse at 970.456.2804 to register prior to going to the site. If your desired site is full, your name and contact information will be placed on a list. It is important for everyone to continue to maintain social distancing practices so we can only allow the required number of volunteers.

State of Colorado Programs and Benefits

The State of Colorado has compiled a list of their different programs for those needing financial assistance. 

You can also call 2-1-1 for information and referral to community and social services, such as ESL classes, financial assistance programs, health clinics, or counselling services. 211 is free, confidential, multilingual and available 24-hours a day.

Looking to Volunteer or Donate Locally?

Mental Health Resource Guide

Please contact these local mental health providers if you or someone you love needs help in our valley wide Marble community. Mental Health Matters.

Community Mental Health Numbers:
Hope Center: (970) 925-5858
Colorado Crisis Services: (844) 493-8255, text TALK to 38255
Mindsprings GWS:  (970) 945-2583
Mindsprings Aspen: (970) 920-5555
Youth Zone: 970-945-9300