Plant it Forward with the Food Bank

Plant it Forward LogoSpring has sprung and with it comes an easy way for you to support the Food Bank for Larimer County. The Food Bank encourages you to “Plant It Forward” to increase local produce donations from backyard gardeners and local farms.

All community members are invited and challenged to plant an extra row in their garden! When your crop is ready, drop it off at either the Food Bank for Larimer County or the Gardens on Spring Creek. No donation is too small!

In 2018, local gardeners donated more than 45,000 pounds of fresh produce to help us feed the hungry with fresh, locally raised produce. Click here to learn more about how Plant it Foward Works and how you can get involved. Be sure to tell your friends and fellow gardeners about Plant it Foward and encourage them to plant additional rows, too.

For people living with food insecurity, purchasing healthy, fresh, and nutritious food is often out of reach due to cost. By donating the extras from your garden, you’ll help the Food Bank for Larimer County provide our guests with healthy options. We know fresh food provides health benefits, according to the USDA, “people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.” Your donation will help feed neighbors in need leading to a healthier and more vibrant community for all.

Drop Off Details

Fort Collins Food Bank
1301 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO
Monday-Friday, noon-6 pm

Loveland Food Bank
2600 N. Lincoln Ave.
Loveland, CO
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am-2 pm

Food Bank HQ and Distribution Center
5706 Wright Dr.
Loveland, CO
Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm

Gardens on Spring Creek
2145 Centre Avenue
Saturday 9 am-4 pm; Sunday Noon-5 pm

This year, plant an extra row or two and plan to donate the proceeds to the Food Bank for Larimer County!