Entries by Kate Shelton

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 […]