Donate Food

The Food Bank for Larimer County accepts donated food, including shelf-stable items such as canned and dry goods as well as dairy, meat, bakery items and fresh produce. We adhere to strict food safety guidelines for the food that we accept. Our staff is trained to pay close attention to date codes, especially with refrigerated products. Most of the dates on the food we distribute are not expiration dates – they are “best if used by” or “sell by” dates. This means the product is wholesome beyond the date on the product.

In addition to food items, we also gladly accept non-food items like diapers, baby wipes, deodorant, toothpaste, menstrual products and other essentials that help our clients live healthy and rewarding lives.

Donation Locations

Donated items can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • 5706 Wright Drive, Loveland: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • 1301 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Wednesday noon to 4 p.m.
  • 2600 N. Lincoln Avenue, Loveland:  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Wednesday noon to 4 p.m.

If you have a large food delivery you would like to donate, please email or call our Food Resource Manager at 970-530-3111.

What We Can Safely Accept

  • Fresh produce
  • Eggs still in the shell
  • Baked goods
  • Frozen foods in original packaging
  • Dairy products 41˚F maximum to expiration date
  • Meat, poultry, chilled to 41˚F maximum or frozen
  • Canned and packaged goods in original packaging
  • Wild game processed in a USDA approved facility
  • Prepared foods chilled to 41˚F maximum that have not been served or placed on a buffet
  • Chilled perishable packaged foods such as juice and cheese in their original packaging

Most Needed Food Items

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned meat/fish
  • Canned fruit
  • Whole grain, low sugar cereal
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Brown rice
  • Macaroni and cheese

Most Needed Essentials

  • Diapers (Preemie and sizes 5, 6 & 7 are most needed)
  • Baby wipes
  • Hygiene wipes
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Deodorant

What We CANNOT Accept

We take great pride in distributing high-quality, nutritious food to our clients. We use the same food safety standards that any grocery store would. Because of this, there are some items that we cannot accept, even though the food may seem OK to eat. Here are some examples of food we can’t take as a donation:

  • Foods that have been served on a buffet table
  • Foods that have been previously reheated
  • Foods that have not been stored at proper temperature
  • Foods with damaged or compromised packaging
  • Any food containing alcohol
  • Home canned or home jarred products
  • Produce with decay
  • Frozen foods with freezer burn
  • Sushi or any seafood intended for raw consumption
  • Open, punctured, bulging or seriously damaged canned goods
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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.