Last year was one for the record books. We provided food for a record-breaking 6,144,617 meals to our Food Share clients. We distributed an unprecedented 8,918,016 pounds of food through our three hunger-relief programs. The number of meals and snacks we provided to children in need through our Kids Cafe program increased 21%. With the help of our partners, we provided more weekend food packs for homeless and near homeless children than ever before. And perhaps most troubling, the number of seniors we served through our Food Share pantry increased for the fifth year in a row.
The Problem = Funding Needed to Feed More People than Ever Before
For many years, the Food Bank for Larimer County participated in the Feinstein Foundation $1M giveaway split proportionately amongst hundreds of hunger relief agencies based on funds raised in March and April. This year the Feinstein Foundation decided to direct their focus elsewhere. We have relied on this successful campaign to fulfill our fundraising goals and to continue to meet the need in our community.
The Solution = The Einstein Challenge
To replace the Feinstein giveaway, local philanthropists, the FBLC Board of Directors, and the Davis Wealth Management Group at Wells Fargo Advisors have stepped up to the fill the gap by offering the Einstein Challenge – an ingenious way to fight hunger in Larimer County. These leaders have pledged up to $40,000 and are challenging the community to match that amount to make sure the Food Bank can continue to fulfill our mission. Your gift, no matter how big or small, can help us meet our goal. During the months of March and April, your donation will be matched and will now go twice as far in providing food to our hungry neighbors! Every $1 becomes $2. So a gift of $10, which normally provides $50 worth of food, will now provide $100 worth of food!
This is a huge opportunity to make your donation go even further. Please consider making a donation to the Food Bank for Larimer County today. Remember, all donations must be made in March or Aprilto qualify. Please help. The more you give…the more hungry neighbors we can feed. Please donate today!