Through their local coffee shop, Amy and Matt Snider are giving back to the community while keeping their small business – Cups Community Coffee – percolating during the new regulations and guidelines brought on due to COVID-19.

#cUPLIFT is a program Amy and Matt developed with friends last week as a way to make a quick, positive impact in the community. They were looking for creative ways to remain in operation, and to help others in these challenging times. From their shop, the couple delivers food and coffee packages to local first responders, medical staff, and many other groups needing a lift. The packages vary from small custom deliveries/pickups to setups for large groups.

The effort is already making a big difference to those who receive the #cUPLIFT, as well as sustaining the business and keeping staff employed.

“We make sure to include our local vendors, like Consuelo’s and Silver Canyon Coffee, in the packages so we can do our part to keep buying their product, even when our normal foot traffic is much lower,” says Amy Snider. “We are also able to keep our staff working shifts while we focus on the #cUPLIFT project. It is so important to us to keep doing purposeful work to stay upbeat and spread positivity right now.”

In the first seven days of the #cUPLIFT initiative, the Sniders have made a dozen deliveries, including Associates in Family Medicine, Poudre Valley Hospital, Poudre Fire Authority, Fort Collins Police, UCHealth EMS Crews, and Foothills Gateway. More deliveries are in the queue.

“It is our hope that we brighten the days of a few hard working people on the front lines, as well as encourage community members and other businesses to spread positivity in some small way,” Amy said. “That is something we can control.”

Cups is looking for both contributors to the program and new recipient groups. If you want to help, you can reach Amy at the shop by phone (970-482-2377) for larger contributions, or you can purchase singular #cUPLIFT Care Packages at cups.menufy.com. If you know of a deserving group, please contact Amy via phone, email, or message on social media.