Focus on Nutrition
In honor of the nearly 36,000 Larimer County residents that lack access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life, the Food Bank places a high priority on providing nutritious food for our clients. We work hard to offer foods that promote good health, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. We believe that making healthy choices available to our guests will nourish both body and soul and help stabilize lives and build a vibrant community.
Hunger and health are deeply connected. People who are food insecure are disproportionally affected by diet-related diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Food insecurity is also linked to poor psychological and behavioral health. On the flip side, with proper nutrition, children can grow, learn and thrive. When adults don’t have to worry about feeding their families, they are healthier, more productive and can make a positive impact on our community. And when seniors have the nutrition they need, they can maintain well-being or better manage illness.