About Hunger

No one deserves to be food insecure.

Food insecurity in Larimer County often goes unnoticed. We live in a great community, so it’s easy to overlook hunger when it doesn’t touch you or someone you love. Hunger hides behind closed doors. It lives in the home of a single mother who skips dinner to make sure her children have enough to eat. It lives in the apartment of the grandfather who has to choose between a meal and taking his medicine. It lives in the bedroom of a young child who has to make it all night without food until the next school day when she knows she will be fed.

What is Food Insecurity?

The USDA defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life.

In Larimer County, almost 10 percent of the population may be facing food insecurity. That’s more than 40,000 people—a number equal to the population of an entire city.

The Food Bank Really Helps

We believe that food insecurity is completely unacceptable. Everyone deserves consistent access to the nutritious food they need.

We also know that hunger is a problem that can be solved in our community, and there is an abundance of strong evidence supporting that view.

The Food Bank for Larimer County was the subject of a large study conducted by researchers at Cornell University, designed to gain a better understanding of the real economic impact food banks have. The researchers found that even after accounting for transportation costs and time spent visiting our Fresh Food Share pantries, most clients were able to bring home an average of up to $1,000 worth of groceries each year.

We know from speaking to our clients that many rely on our Fresh Food Share pantries for more than half of the food consumed in their home. This support is especially crucial for those who may be unable to work or are living on fixed incomes.

Scroll down to see a bit more about how we work to reduce food insecurity in Larimer County.

Researchers at Cornell University found that visiting our Fresh Food Share pantries saved clients significant amounts of money on groceries.

Many of our clients have been generous enough to share their stories, telling us how food insecurity affects them and how the Food Bank helps.


We distributed enough food for

8.3 million meals

in 2023



of all contributed resources go directly to our hunger-relief programs.


of distributed food was fruits and vegetables.

2.1 million

Pounds of food were distributed to our Nourishing Network, which consists of more than 120 local nonprofits. Collectively, we helped the organizations save more than $3.8 million as they worked to distribute food to our community.

We reach


of Larimer County's food-insecure population.


We helped 2,151 households apply for SNAP benefits, bringing $5.6 million in economic benefit to the local economy.

Food Bank for Larimer County Web Search

The Food Bank for Larimer County Fresh Food Share Pantries will be closed Saturday, May 25. 

Our Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, May 27.


El Banco de Comida estará cerrado sábado, 25 de mayo y lunes, 27 de mayo.


A full closure of northbound College Ave. in Fort Collins will affect easy/regular access to our Food Share location at 1301 Blue Spruce from April 15 – 19. Plan accordingly. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Loveland Fresh Food Share has closed early Saturday, Feb. 24. It will re-open during regular business hours Tuesday. 


The Food Bank Food Share location at both Fort Collins (Blue Spruce) and Loveland (Lincoln Ave.) are closed Saturday, April 6.

Administrative Offices at Wright Drive in Loveland are closed Friday, April 5. 


Las ubicaciones de Food Share del Banco de Alimentos en Fort Collins (Blue Spruce) y Loveland (Lincoln Ave.) estarán cerradas el sábado 6 de abril.

Las oficinas administrativas en Wright Drive en Loveland estarán cerradas el viernes 5 de abril.

Due to inclement weather, the Food Bank’s office and Fresh Food Shares will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Normal business hours will resume at all locations Wednesday.
Please stay warm! 
Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, la oficina del Banco de Comida y Fresh Food Shares estarán cerradas el martes 16 de enero.
El horario comercial normal se reanudará en todas las ubicaciones el miércoles.
¡Manténgase abrigado!

Due to winter holidays, please observe the changes in our regular schedule listed below:


Dec. 23-26: Food Share Pantries & Administrative Offices CLOSED

Dec. 27-29: OPEN Regular Hours

Dec. 30 – Jan. 1: Food Share Pantries & Administrative Offices CLOSED

Jan. 2: OPEN – Resume Regular Hours


We are different together.

At FBLC we are not all the same. And that is our greatest strength. We draw from our differences of who we are, what we have experienced, and how we think. We cultivate a dynamic and diverse work environment, one that plays a critical role in our ambitious work to end hunger, so we believe in including everyone.

FBLC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws and ordinances in the provisions of its programs, services, or activities to include discrimination against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

FBLC’s management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities, and programs and general treatment during employment.

We embrace a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity.

Our goal is to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.

FBLC endeavors to make our careers site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact our Human Resources team at hr@foodbanklarimer.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Thinking about applying and feel you may not meet all of our qualifications?

If you believe you can shine in one of our roles, we encourage you to apply!

Be aware of altered Food Share hours during the week of

Monday, November 20 | OPEN | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 21 | OPEN | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, November 22 | OPEN | noon – 3:00 pm
Thursday, November 23 | CLOSED
Friday, November 24 | CLOSED
Saturday, November 25 | CLOSED
Sunday, November 26 | CLOSED
Monday, November 27 | CLOSED – Regular schedule resumes

If there is a government shutdown...

The most important thing for you to know, is the Food Bank for Larimer County IS NOT A GOVERNMENT AGENCY. No matter what happens, we will remain open and available to support you. 

There will be other changes you’ll need to know about.  Click here to learn more. 

Si hay un cierre del gobierno...

Lo más importante que debe saber es que el Banco de Comida del Condado de Larimer NO ES UNA AGENCIA GOBERNAMENTAL. Pase lo que pase, permaneceremos abiertos y disponibles para apoyarlos.

Habrá otros cambios que necesitarás conocer. Clic aquí para saber más.

The Food Bank for Larimer County Fresh Food Share Pantries will be closed Saturday, September 2. 

Our Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, September 4.


El Banco de Comida estará cerrado sábado, 2 de septiembre y lunes, 4 de septiembre.

Food Bank for Larimer County is closed Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

Banco de comida ester estará cerrado el miércoles, 23 de agosto de 2023.