Monthly Donations Have a Big Impact Over Time

Monthly Donations to the Food Bank for Larimer County

Making monthly donations to the Food Bank for Larimer County is a great way to support families, seniors, and children in need in our community. As a Stability Partner of the Food Bank, your donations over time will add up to have a big impact on those living with food insecurity. Signing up for monthly donations makes it is easier to fit your donations into your budget. Plus, our system is automated, meaning you just have to set it up once!

Every gift, no matter how large or small makes a difference to those who face hunger. Thanks to a nationwide network of food donors and our efficient operations, for every $1 you donate, we can provide $5 worth of food to a family in need. As a Stability Partner, your monthly donation sustains our mission and fosters our ability to provide a consistent source of nutrition for our clients. By making a regular contribution, at any level, you will help us stabilize the lives of the people we serve. When families worry less about having enough to eat, they can focus their energies and resources on their futures.

In thanks and recognition for your gift, Stability Partners receive:

  • Invitation to annual reception
  • Personalized year-end impact statement

When you donate to the Food Bank for Larimer County, $0.94 of every dollar donated is used for hunger relief initiatives and more than 36,000 individuals will be served this year alone. Learn more about the impact monthly donations will have on those in need in our community by clicking here.

All donations to the Food Bank for Larimer County are tax-deductible and easy to make. Donate safely through our online donation system here or donate over the phone with a credit card by calling us at 970.493.4477. Donations can also be made by mailing your gift to Food Bank for Larimer County, 1301 Blue Spruce Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80524.

Save the Date – Empty Bowls 2018

Empty Bowls presented by First National Bank

Great news! Empty Bowls 2018 is officially sold out!

Twenty-one years ago, the Food Bank for Larimer County’s Empty Bowls fundraiser began in art class at Lopez Elementary School when the school’s art teacher inspired his students to create empty bowls to represent those who didn’t have enough to eat. Since then, area artists have worked together to support the event and the fight against hunger in the community. Empty Bowls has grown from offering five signature soups in 1998 to over twenty soups in 2016 and has raised $775,000 for the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs.

This year, as in years past, local restaurants like Spoons will be serving delicious soups – more than 20 different offerings to sample. Even better, attendees will get to take home soup bowls created by local artists and students.

Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Hilton Fort Collins

Time: VIP Reception: 4:30-5:30 pm; Dining & Silent Auction: 5:30-8:30 pm

Your Support Matters: Food Bank Guest Stories

Your continued support of the Food Bank for Larimer County really does matter. For every $1 donated, we are able to provide $5 worth of food to children, seniors, and families facing hunger every day. Many families rely on the Food Bank to eat and without your support, they would simply go hungry.

See the faces of hunger in our community and learn more about how your support helps them and their families, exactly where they need it most:

James, Food Bank Guest


James is an 81 year old guest of the Food Bank for Larimer County. He works part-time and is currently looking for full-time work because his Social Security benefits and savings are not enough to make ends meet. He has worked for decades as a painter, plumber, and electrician but is having trouble finding a steady job. James uses the money he saves on food to cover his fuel traveling to and from jobs and looking for work. James said, “I appreciate the help of the Food Bank and love the good quality food here.”


Linda lives with her husband and her daughter who is a single-mother daughter of two. The family does not qualify for Food Stamps and the Food Bank has been a, “huge blessing to feed their family.” Linda comes in weekly for food and especially diapers for her granddaughter, “They are a lifesaver.”

Allie, Food Bank Guest


“The Food Bank takes off a lot of pressure off of me. I am able to afford my monthly student loan payment and worry less about also buying food,” Allie, a 25 year old Food Bank guest, said. Despite working full-time, Allie and her partner rely on the food savings to afford to live in Northern Colorado. She loves the diversity of the Food Bank and enjoys the conversations and connections she’s able to make with other guests.


As a result of the rising housing costs in Larimer County, nearly all of Rebecca’s paycheck is eaten up by paying rent and filling her car with gas, despite her full-time job. She has little left for food or other expenses by the end of the month. “The Food Bank helps me eat much healthier than I could on my own. I worry less about food by coming here.” She also mentioned, “I LOVE the books available; it’s my only source of entertainment.”


Mike, a disabled Veteran, frequents the Food Bank to help put food on the table for his family including his wife, step-daughter, and grandson. “The Food Bank is a tremendous help for us and we’re thankful for all the good food we get here.”

Please consider a monthly, recurring donation to the Food Bank for Larimer County, volunteering or supporting us with a one-time donation to continue our mission of a hunger-free Larimer County.  By making a contribution, at any level, you will help us stabilize the lives of the people we serve. When families worry less about having enough to eat, they can focus their energies and resources on their futures; giving us all a brighter and more vibrant community.