Donate Food & Essentials

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 through Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
  • 2600 N. Lincoln Avenue, Loveland: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-4 pm

What we can safely accept
Fresh produceShelled eggs
Baked goodsFrozen foods in original packaging
Dairy products 41˚F maximum to expiration dateMeat, poultry, chilled to 41˚F maximum or frozen
Canned and packaged goods in original packagingWild game processed in a USDA approved facility
Prepared foods chilled to 41˚F maximum that have not been served or placed on a buffetChilled perishable packaged foods such as juice and cheese in their original packaging
What we cannot accept
Foods that have been served on a buffet tableFoods that have been previously reheated
Foods that have not been stored at proper temperatureFoods with damaged or compromised packaging
Any food containing alcoholHome canned or home jarred products
Produce with decayFrozen foods with freezer burn
Sushi or any seafood intended for raw consumptionOpen, punctured, bulging or seriously damaged canned goods

MOST NEEDED FOOD ITEMSMOST NEEDED ESSENTIALS
Peanut butterDiapers (Premie and sizes 5, 6 & 7 are most needed)
Canned meat/fishBaby wipes
Canned fruitHygiene wipes
Whole grain, low sugar cerealToothpaste
Whole grain pastaMouthwash
Brown riceDeodorant
Macaroni and chesseMenstrual products