Do I Qualify?

The Food Bank for Larimer County works with local stores and farmers as well as national growers and food manufacturers to source purchased and donated food to distribute to people needing food assistance. We operate two fresh food pantries, one in Loveland and one in Fort Collins, and a series of mobile food pantries. Through each pantry, we offer meat, bread, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and non-perishable food items at no charge to our clients.

New Shopper Form

To learn if you qualify, please review the income eligibility listing below. To register, complete and submit the Client Enrollment form. Once registered, you can visit up to two times per week.

Client Enrollment form – English

Formulario para clientes nuevos – Español

When you visit for the first time, please bring the following:

  • A photo ID or driver’s license.
  • A bill, lease agreement or piece of mail displaying your name and physical address in Larimer County.
  • Current pay stub, current year’s statement of SS, SSI, SSDI, SSD, OAP or veteran benefits.

Visit our Where Do I Go? page to learn more about shopping times and locations.

Need pet food? Contact Animal Friends Alliance for assistance – 970.484.8516.

Income Qualifications

To qualify to receive food from our Fresh Food Share pantry, you must live in Larimer County and your gross monthly income must fall at or below the guidelines listed below. Individuals who qualify for Fresh Food Share also qualify for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Through TEFAP, qualifying individuals receive United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodities one time per month. Commodities typically consist of non-perishable and/or frozen food items.

For each additional household member, add $746.67. As of 3/2021.
Household* SizeGross Monthly Income
1$2,126.67
2$2,873.33
3$3,620.00
4$4,366.67
5$5,113.33

* A Household is defined as the total number of related or unrelated persons living at the same address who purchase, prepare and consume food together. Household income is the combined income of said persons.

Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Seniors 60 years and older whose gross monthly household income is at or below the guidelines below can also qualify for the Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

For each additional household member, add $479. As of 7/2019.
Household SizeGross Monthly Income
1$1,354
2$1,832
3$2,311

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.