You’re Invited!

SilverSoiree_Tickets_2Join Odell Brewing Company as they celebrate their 25th anniversary in style. Guests will enjoy live music from the Phuong & Friends Jazz Combo, small plates prepared by The Kitchen, Jax’s Fish House and Oyster Bar, The Moot House, and The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop & Bistro, and pairings of some of  rare, vintage, and Cellar Series offerings. They will also unveil our 25thanniversary release, 180 Shilling. Each ticket purchase includes a commemorative Teku glass and benefits the Food Bank for Larimer County.

Purchase tickets online!

Date: Tuesday, September 23

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Odell Brewing Company, 800 East Lincoln Ave.

Cost: $100/person; 100% of ticket sales benefit the Food Bank

Teams wanted for 30th Anniversary CAN JAM!

canjamLooking for a fun way to help the Food Bank? Grab your friends or coworkers and set up a team for our 30th Anniversary CAN JAM!

What is the CAN JAM? The CAN JAM is a 30-hour marathon sorting event in honor of the Food Bank for Larimer County’s 30th Anniversary. It is 30 hours of service that offers local businesses, community groups and individuals a fun meaningful way to combine volunteerism, team building, customer relations and philanthropy to come together to sort food for distribution to families in need! Grab 15 friends or employees and join us for food, music, and fun for a great cause!

For questions or to sign up a team, email Heather Buoniconti.

 

Date

Thursday, November 6, 9am – Friday, November 7, 3pm

Time

8 am (Thursday) – 2 pm (Friday);

Teams will work in two hours shifts

Cost

Team Sponsorship is $1,000 and includes prizes, snacks, music, recognition and more!

 

Help us win $60,000 to fight hunger in Larimer County

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In partnership with Feeding America, Walmart is offering $3 million in grants to the 50 food banks who receive the most votes during the Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign. Voting begins on September 15 and runs through October 5.

Here’s how it works:

  • Starting Monday, September 15 and running through October 5, we need you to vote once a day at www.walmart.com/fighthunger. Search for the Food Bank for Larimer County to vote for us.
  • You will need a Facebook account to vote (that’s how they’re verifying one vote per day per person). If you don’t have a Facebook account, but know someone who does, please consider asking them to vote! Your info won’t be shared with Walmart and you don’t have to like the Walmart page to participate.
  • If you do have a Facebook account, please share  this with all of your Facebook friends and ask them to vote for us (you can do this from the voting site).
  • Set a calendar reminder to vote each day – it’s pretty easy and should only take a minute and it’s for a great cause!
  • When we win – the $60,000 award will support hunger-relief programs in Larimer County. $15,000 of the grant will support three of our agency partners: Community Kitchen, KidsPak and the Murphy Center. The remainder will support our programs. You can learn more about the way we’ll all use the funding on the Food Bank for Larimer County’s page on  www.walmart.com/fighthunger.

 

Snack2School Drive

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To support our Kids Link snack program, the Food Bank has teamed up with The Coloradoan and Whole Foods Market Fort Collins for a month long healthy snack drive. Last year, the Food Bank’s Kids Link program provided nearly 130,000 snacks to schools in Larimer County to help children who come to school with an empty stomach because there’s no food in the home.

Our goal for the drive is to “Fill the Bus” with 250,000 individual snacks. 

3 Ways to Donate: 

1) Drop off snacks at the Coloradoan during the month of September.

2) Stop by the Snack to School. Drive at Whole Foods on Saturday, September 20; 10 am – 3 pm. Snack to School logobus_Page_3

3) Donate online: www.tinyurl.com/snack2school.

Most Needed Snack Items

* Unsweetened Applesauce Cups

* Snack Size Boxes of Raisins

* Whole Grain Granola Bars

* Whole Grain Crackers, in single serving size packages

Sponsored by

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Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Baby Food Drive

article-make-own-baby-foodThe Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary and Food Bank for Larimer County are ensuring the youngest members in Fort Collins are not being forgotten during a one-day Baby Food Drive on Saturday, September 6 from 9 am-2 pm. The Breakfast Rotary and the FBLC are challenging all Northern Colorado residents to participate in this one-day drive to provide 100 percent annual supply of baby food for the most vulnerable to hunger in our community. Read more

September is Hunger Action Month!

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Take Action to Help Solve Hunger!

September is Hunger Action Month! Join us as we band together with Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks to take action to end hunger in our nation. Hunger Action Month is your opportunity to get involved and make a lasting impact. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, donating or volunteering, you can find a way that’s right for you to make a difference during Hunger Action Month. Read more

Hunger In America Study

Largest, Most Comprehensive Analysis of Charitable Food Assistance in America Reports 35,600 Served by Food Bank for Larimer County Annually…

hunger-in-americaA new study by Food Bank for Larimer County and Feeding America shows that 1 in 10 people, or an estimated 35,600 people, in Larimer County turn to the Food Bank and partner food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. Nationally, Hunger in America 2014 found that more than 46 million people rely on the Feeding America network of food bank programs every year.

In addition to determining the number of individuals receiving assistance, the study documents household demographics and offers a snapshot of the people served by the Food Bank for Larimer County. It is also the first nationally-representative study that assesses the prevalence of past and current members of the U.S. Military and adult students receiving charitable food assistance. Read more