Food Rescue Program

Food for People, Not Landfills

Billions of pounds of food go to waste each year in the United States. The Food Bank for Larimer County helps to eliminate some of that waste by rescuing surplus food from manufacturers, distributors, supermarkets, processors and brokers and distributing that food to those in need.

A great deal of food cannot be marketed by its manufacturer due to product overruns, off specifications, short-dated products, reformulations, mislabeled and unlabeled packaging and discontinued brands, but is perfectly suitable for consumption. This is where the Food Bank for Larimer County steps in.

Our food rescue program is an important and viable source of nutritious food for the Food Bank for Larimer County and our member agencies. Each week, our drivers visit more than 30 local retail outlets in Larimer County, including Walmart/Sam’s Club, King Soopers, Safeway, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Lucky’s Market, Entenmann’s, Target and Sprouts to pick up surplus foods such as fresh meats and produce, dairy items, baked goods and non-perishable canned goods. This is great food that would otherwise be thrown away, but instead, we distribute it through our hunger-relief programs, including Food Share and our mobile pantries.

For more information on how your business can become a part of the Food Resource Program or if you have a large food delivery you would like to donate, please email or call our food resource manager at 970.530.3111.