For the second year in a row the Food Bank hosted the Stuff the Truck Turkey Donation Drive on Thursday, November 21, and for the second year in a row, the community came up big.
The Food Bank for Larimer County is gearing up for our busiest season of the year with the holidays, colder weather, and increased need for food in our community. It will take all of us to address hunger in our community and make the holiday season vibrant for everyone. But, we need your help! Consider joining us for one (or all!) of these activities:
Townsquare Cares: November 1 through Thanksgiving Day, Townsquare Media – home of 99.9 The Point and New Country 99.1 – is partnering with the food banks in Larimer and Weld counties to raise awareness about food insecurity in our community and to feed families this holiday season with Townsquare Cares. Donations can be made by texting ‘NOCO25’ to 50155 or visiting www.feednoco.org. A donation of $25 provides a holiday meal for a family of four.
51 for Fun Ferris Wheel Fundraiser: Scott James of Scott and Sadie in the Morning successfully broke his own record of 50 hours in a row on the Scheels Ferris wheel for the 51 for Fun Ferris Wheel Fundraiser. Scott’s ride began Thursday, November 14th, and ended Saturday, November 16th, raising awareness about hunger in Northern Colorado. Because of his efforts, the Food Bank for Larimer County and the Weld Food Bank raised over $16,00!
Stuff the Truck: For the second year in a row the Food Bank hosted the Stuff the Truck Turkey Donation Drive and for the second year in a row, the community came up big. So far, including private donations, PSD Turkey Roundup donations and donations received during Stuff the Truck, we have received nearly 4,000 turkeys. Truly remarkable. We still need your help. See our donation locations and hours here.
Bountiful Boards: Buy a board and help feed the hungry in our community on Saturday, December 7. Bountiful Boards continues the tradition started by Bread ‘N’ Boards where community members support the Food Bank and its hunger-relief efforts by purchasing beautiful, handmade breadboards. It’s a Fort Collins holiday tradition.
Colorado Gives Day: Save the date for December 10th, 2019, for Colorado Gives Day. It’s an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Even better, you don’t need to wait until December 10th to give to the Food Bank – you can schedule your CGD donation here.
Volunteer: Not only is it our busiest time of year, but it’s also your busiest time of year which means we have lots of empty volunteer shifts at all Food Bank locations. If you’re looking for ways to make a big difference this holiday season, consider joining us for one of our regular shifts or a flexible evening or Saturday volunteer shift. Learn more!
Year-End Giving: As we approach the end of the year, there will be many opportunities for you to give financially to the Food Bank to help support our mission. We ask you to consider donating to help us address hunger among families, children, and seniors in our community. Donate here!
Thank you in advance for helping make this holiday season a little brighter for our neighbors in need.
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