Food & Fund Drives

Community sponsored fund and food drives are vital to Food Bank operations. Contributions from businesses, schools, churches, community organizations and individuals generate thousands of meals for families, children and seniors each year.

Before you complete the form, check out these FAQs about food donation. 

Host a Food & Essentials Drive

Thank you for your interest in hosting a food and/or essential needs drive!

Community-sponsored food and essentials drives are important sources of nutritious food and necessities for those we serve. We appreciate you and your support; we could not do what we do without YOU. 

Start a Fund Drive

Because of our buying power and ability to source food, the Food Bank makes each dollar go a long way. 

Fund drives (fundraisers) are fun for everyone and allow for the most creativity! Host a bike race and ask for donations per mile, team build at work, or celebrate a special occasion with “in honorarium” gifts. The options are endless!

Every dollar donated allows us to provide two meals’ worth of food to those in need. That’s one reason why we encourage supporters to consider fund drives instead of or in addition to food drives.

Financial donations help us acquire large amounts of food to distribute to our clients.

Food Drive FAQs

  • Peanut butter (non-hydrogenated oil) 
  • Canned meat/fish (chicken, salmon, tuna) 
  • Canned Fruit in Fruit Juice 
  • Whole Grain, Low Sugar Cereal 
  • Whole Grain Pasta 
  • Brown Rice 
  • Macaroni and Cheese 
  • Diapers (Size Premie, 5, 6, 7) 
  • Hygiene wipes 
  • Mouthwash 
  • Deodorant 
  • Menstrual Products

We can help you with that!  You’ll need to request boxes from your food drive application and let us know how many you’d like, where you’d like to pick them up and what date you’d like to pick up the boxes.  The options are:  

  1. Loveland Warehouse
    5706 Wright Drive
    Open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  2. Fort Collins Food Share
    1301 Blue Spruce Drive
    Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and open Wednesday from 12:00 to 4:00 pm
  3. Loveland Food Share
    2600 N. Lincoln Ave.
    Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Wednesday from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

Upon arrival, follow the signs to the donor/donations parking spots. 

  1. Loveland Warehouse
    5706 Wright Drive
    Open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  2. Fort Collins Food Share
    1301 Blue Spruce Drive
    Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and open Wednesday from 12:00 to 4:00 pm
  3. Loveland Food Share
    2600 N. Lincoln Ave.
    Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Wednesday from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

Based on USDA and other important food safety guidelines and laws, we happily accept:

  • Whole, fresh produce. 
  • Cut fresh produce packed separately in food-grade packaging. 
  • 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. 
  • Meat, poultry, chilled to 41˚F maximum or frozen. 
  • Dairy products 41˚F maximum to expiration date. 
  • Shelled eggs. 
  • Frozen foods in original packaging. 
  • Baked goods (day-old bread, bagels, and other bakery items). 
  • Canned and packaged goods in original packaging. 
  • Wild game processed and packaged in a USDA approved facility. 

Based on USDA and other important food safety guidelines and laws, we regret we cannot accept:

  • Foods that have been served or put on a buffet table or previously reheated. 
  • Food items should not be on the ground, but rather in a plastic bin, box or container. 
  • Foods that have been kept in the danger temperature zone for more than 1 hour (cold or hot). 
  • If food is being collected outside, please make sure it’s being brought in at night. 
  • Foods with damaged or compromised packaging, resulting in the loss of a sanitary barrier protection. 
  • Any food containing alcohol. 
  • Produce with significant decay. 
  • Frozen foods with severe freezer burn. 
  • Sushi or any seafood intended for raw consumption. 
  • Open, punctured, bulging, or seriously damaged canned goods. 
  • Home canned or home jarred products.
  • FROZEN SOLID turkeys or cornish game hens
  • Hams
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned yams
  • Marshmallows
  • Canned cranberries
  • Boxed or bagged Stuffing
  • Canned gravy (prefer cans over glass jars)
  • Instant Potatoes
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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.

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

ROAD CLOSURES WILL IMPACT EASY ACCESS TO FORT COLLINS FOOD SHARE: 

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. 

FOOD BANK CLOSURE:

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. 

CIERRE DEL BANCO DE ALIMENTOS:

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
Thanksgiving:

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.

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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.