Programs

Our mission is to provide food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs. To achieve our mission into the future, we’ve set an ambitious goal to provide 12.2 million meals annually – a 60+% increase – by 2035. To achieve that goal, we’re been busy expanding our partnerships and adding new programming, including a mobile food pantry and Kids Cafe food truck. We’re also working to expand our capacity and considering new opportunities for distributing food that will increase access to more neighbors needing food assistance both now and into the future.

Food Share

Our Food Share program is one of the nation’s largest, client-choice, fresh food pantries. We have locations in Fort Collins and Loveland. Food Share distributes fruits, vegetables, bread, meat and dairy to nearly 14,000 residents each month. Individuals qualify for Food Share based on residency and gross monthly income. Our goal is to provide each person with enough food for at least one meal per day each month. Click here for qualification details.

New! Family Medicine Center Pantry

In partnership with UCHealth and the Family Medicine Center in Fort Collins, neighbors needing food assistance have access to a new fresh food pantry in our community.  As researchers continue to demonstrate the link between hunger and health, the new pantry provides clinic patients with the option to pick up healthy food options after their appointments.  The pantry is also open to non-patients who might find the location more convenient or accessible.  Learn more here.

Mobile Food Pantry

In October 2016, we launched our first Mobile Food Pantry in partnership with the Foothills Unitarian Church. The pantry operates two Sundays per month. We are currently working to find additional partners to distribute at targeted locations throughout Larimer County. Learn more here.

 

Child Nutrition

Our Child Nutrition programs include: Kids Cafe, Kids Link and Backpack. Kids Cafe provides nutritious meals and snacks after school and during the summer at sites throughout Larimer County. In partnership with the Junior League of Fort Collins, Kids Link supplies packaged snacks to qualifying schools to assist children who display signs of hunger. Backpack, in cooperation with Loveland Rotary McKinney and Longs Peak Rotary, supplies weekend food packs filled with easy to prepare meals and snacks. For more information on our Child Nutrition Programs, please call 970.493.4477.

Senior Nutrition

Senior Nutrition

The Food Bank partners with Volunteers of America (VOA) to offer a congregate senior meal program. We provide made-from-scratch meals to nine sites for seniors age 60+.  Through our Food Share program, we distribute food provided by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). As an additional service, we deliver CSFP commodity boxes and fresh fruits to homebound seniors in low-income housing developments.

Food Link Partner

Food Link

Food Link provides food to more than 85 non-profit organizations to distribute to their clients in need. Food Link member agencies include food pantries, kitchens, shelters and snack programs that serve low-income populations. Each year, we save our partner agencies over $2 million on food costs.

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