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.
Donated items can be dropped off at the following locations:
If you have a large food delivery you would like to donate, please email or call our Food Resource Manager at 970-530-3111.
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: