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Making A Difference for the Kids at Lago Vista

For the last eight years, retired teachers Laney and Duncan Howard have dedicated their time, talents and hearts to the kids at Lago Vista Mobile Home Community in Loveland. What started as a small reading program with 10 or 20 kids has grown into a successful year-round program supporting up to 150 kids each year. […]

Food Bank Announces Expansion Plans

After two years of study and planning, we have made the decision to expand our warehousing operations to increase capacity to store and distribute more food to meet growing demand in the community.  We’ve experienced a 50% increase in visits to our Food Share pantries since the Great Recession started in 2008. Over the last […]

FBLC Opening at 10 am Today.

Due to weather conditions, the Food Bank will open at 10 am today, January 5, 2017, including Loveland Food Share. Fort Collins Food Share will operate on a normal schedule (1 – 6 pm).

Holiday Tribute Cards Provide Meaningful Gift

Make a donation in honor of family, friends or coworkers this holiday season and we’ll provide a colorful tribute card to let them know you care about fighting hunger. Each $15 card will provide $75 worth of  food to families in need. We will gladly accept your mailing list and mail these cards on your behalf […]

11th Annual Bread N Boards

Join us for the 11th Annual Bread N Boards fundraiser. It’s a community favorite and one of the most anticipated events of the year. Come for the boards, the fun, and help the Food Bank! Bread N Boards 2016 Saturday, December 3 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sears Trostel Lumber & Millwork 1500 Riverside Ave., […]

Bank of America 2 to 1 Match

For every $1 donated, now through the end of the year, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will donate $2 to support Feeding America and its network of food banks, up to $1.5 million.  Last year we were able to provide over 100,000 meals through the Give A Meal program and hope to help provide […]

Volunteering = Giving Back

After retiring a few years ago, Beth McTernan and Diana Christopherson shared a common goal.  Both wanted to volunteer their time in order to give back to the community. Their ambition led them to join the Food Bank volunteer team. “I’ve always been concerned about food insecurity,” shared Beth. “Volunteering at the Food Bank has […]

Mobile Food Pantry Program Increases Food Access

In the spring of 2016, we completed an extensive study to determine gaps in our service. Among other data points, we learned that fewer than 30% of eligible households in southwest Fort Collins use our services. Ten years ago when we conducted a similar analysis, households in need were concentrated in neighborhoods surrounding our Fort […]

The Old Table

  By Chuck Gill, Chief Operations Officer   When I first started working at the Food Bank 19 years ago, we only had one table in the warehouse for volunteers to bag USDA commodity products to distribute to our guests. It was made of solid-wood and had a sheet of vinyl flooring on the top. […]

Cans Around the Oval Celebrates 30th Anniversary

It started with one student and a two-page proposal for a canned food drive. From there, another student built on the idea. Their actions set the course for the Colorado State University tradition known as Cans Around the Oval. The Idea In 1987, journalism student Susan Trautman created a plan for a food drive for one of […]