Entries by Kate Shelton

Help us raise 50K in 50 Hours!

Two brothers have given us the chance to raise $50k in 50 hours. Every $1 raised between now and midnight on December 31st, will be matched up to $25,000 – for a total of $50,000! We estimate 200 new families will begin using the Food Bank for Larimer County each month in 2017; it will take […]

A Small Idea Leaves a Huge Impact in it’s 20 Year Legacy!

Mike McCarthy, a Lopez Elementary School art teacher, saw a small article in the local newspaper, The Coloradoan, about the Spring Creek Flood. The article detailed how this major catastrophe drained resources from local agencies such as the Food Bank for Larimer County. In an effort to help, McCarthy decided to apply for an E3 […]

Food Bank Use Comes Full Circle

When Sandy Beardsley, mother of three children, found herself divorced, living in Indiana, away from her family, with no financial support, she had to think fast about how she would be able to feed herself and her kids. Working off the advice of a friend who said, “you’re a good cook, why don’t you try […]

Join us for the 20th Anniversary of Empty Bowls!

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Empty Bowls on February 2, 2017. This major fundraiser for the Food Bank for Larimer County began at Lopez Elementary when an art teacher, Mike McCarthy, inspired his students to create empty bowls to represent those who do not have enough to eat. Forty community members gathered at Lopez and an […]

Food Bank Partners with Neighbor to Neighbor to Accomplish More

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) is a local, Larimer County nonprofit working towards affordable housing for the residents of Northern Colorado. Their goal is to help individuals move from homelessness to homeownership by providing sustainable housing, supportive services, and education to the Larimer County community. Their various programs do many things to help our community including […]

Food Bank Provides Bridge to Future

Alexandra is a graduate student at Colorado State University and recently began using the Food Bank for Larimer County to help support herself and her husband. She is a former Peace Corps volunteer and has a degree in international relations; she also works part-time while writing her thesis and taking classes. Alexandra’s husband is at […]

Help us raise $100,000 on Colorado Gives Day

The 7th Annual Colorado Gives Day is coming up on December 6th and we need your help in a big way! Colorado Gives Day is a statewide movement designed to increase philanthropy through online donations by encouraging the entire state to work together to fund vital nonprofits in our communities. Our goal for Colorado Gives […]

Help us raise $100,000 on Colorado Gives Day

The 7th Annual Colorado Gives Day is coming up on December 6th and we need your help in a big way! Colorado Gives Day is a statewide movement designed to increase philanthropy through online donations by encouraging the entire state to work together to fund vital nonprofits in our communities. Our goal for Colorado Gives […]

Great Things Happen When Our Community Comes Together

Last week, the outpouring of community support for the Food Bank was overwhelming. On Monday morning we faced a near empty freezer, with only 300 turkeys out of the 2,500 turkeys we were hoping to distribute to our nonprofit partners. Not wanting to give up hope, we put out a call to our friends in […]

#PassTheDipJar

The Food Bank for Larimer County has a new donation collection tool called the Dip Jar. It’s like an old-fashioned tip or collection jar, but instead of actually sliding cash in the slot, users simply ‘dip’ their credit card in the card-reader and $5 will automatically be donated to the Food Bank. The Food Bank […]