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Holiday Program

Food Banks, Holiday, School Supply and Elder Care

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Imagine a child waking up in a cold house with no toys, gifts or holiday meal. Now imagine more than 300 of them right here in San Miguel County and the west-end of Montrose County. Together we can change that.

The Holiday Program distributes food certificates, clothing, necessities, gifts, toys and gift certificates to more than 200 families, 600-700 people, half of them children. To stretch Angel Baskets’ limited funds, gifts and individual gift requests such as warm clothing are purchased during the year at sales or donated by members of the community as Angel Gifts. Gifts are wrapped and boxes assembled and delivered by volunteers just before the holidays. Our hope is that we brighten the holidays for families who would otherwise not be able to celebrate.

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The Telluride community and our many passionate volunteers make the Holiday Program possible.

  • Telluride Sports matches, by 50%, each customer’s Angel Basket donation made in their stores at special events throughout the year.
  • The Town of Telluride sponsors Toys for Tickets allowing parking tickets to be paid with new toys that are given to Angel Baskets for distribution.
  • The Wilkinson Public Library hosts "Fines for Food" for two weeks of the year and donates the funds to Angel Baskets for the purchase of food for the Holiday Program.
  • The Realtors sponsor the purchase of bicycles and deliver them to Angel Baskets’ Holiday Headquarters.
  • Local merchants donate items from their stores.
  • Telluride Helpdesk donates time and hosting services to make this website and social media possible.
  • Special thanks to the Anschutz Family Foundation, AV Hunter Trust, Daniels Fund, Johnson Family Foundation, Just for Kids Foundation, Rivendell Foundation and Telluride Foundation for their generous support.

Food Program

The Food Program provides food to more than 500 people per month through the three regional food banks located in Telluride, Norwood and Dove Creek/Egnar. 

Due to limited resources, families are restricted to a once a month visit and are provided up to five days worth of meals per individual per month.

  • Telluride Food Bank

     

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    Location: Aspen and W. Colorado

    Hours of Operation: Thursdays, 4pm-6pm.

    Patrons can come once a week to pick up produce donated by Clark's Market.

  • Norwood Food Bank

     

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    Location: 1272 Spruce, Norwood
    Christ in F.O.C.U.S Church aka Norwood Southern Baptist Church

    Hours of Operation:
    2nd and 4th Thursdays 1-6pm.

    Call Michele Blunt @ 970-327-0356 to Volunteer!

     

  • Dove Creek / Egnar Food Bank

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    Dove Creek / Egnar Food Bank

    Location: VFW Hall, Dove Creek

    Hours of Operation: Second Friday of the month, 10am-11am.

  • Elder Program

    The Food Program also provides food gift certificates to qualified, low-income senior households in San Miguel County and the west-end of Montrose County, many of whom do not have transportation. The gift certificate is for the grocery store closest to the senior'€™s household and enables them to choose the foods they can and wish to eat. Seniors eligible for the Elder Food Program must be 60 years or older, currently receiving assistance from Social Services or have an income of $1,180 per month or less.

    "€œI'€™m on a pretty low fixed income and I have $240 of over the counter medications every three months. ¦to receive a Clarks card coming just in time to help for food when I was trying to round up my medication money, I just can'€™t thank you enough!"
  • Apothecary

    The Apothecary (Pharmacy) Program provides gift certificates to the Pharmacy in Nucla to 80 low-income seniors in the west end of Montrose County who would otherwise not be able to pay their prescription co-pay and living expenses at the same time.

  • School Supply Program

     

    The School Supply Program provides basic school supplies to 350 children needing assistance in Nucla, Naturita, Norwood, Paradox and Telluride schools.

    After basic school supplies have been purchased, Classroom Learning Tools are provided to schools based on requests and funding available, positively affecting more than 1000 students and their teachers.

     

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