$640,000 commitment from Congressman Joe Neguse for refrigeration upgrades

March 14, 2024

Press Release

Lafayette, CO — Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced a total of $1,140,000 in Community Project Funding for Larimer County. Rep. Neguse successfully championed and secured the investments as part of the first set of government funding bills signed into law by President Biden on Saturday, March 9. The funding includes $640,000 for the Food Bank for Larimer County to implement much-needed updates and expand its services; and $500,000 for Colorado State University to renovate and improve the Christman Airfield, which is utilized for aviation research and training for wildfire fighting. 

“I am proud to have fought to secure funding that will help make Larimer County healthier, safer and stronger—investing in two community-based projects that benefit households and families in Fort Collins, Loveland, Estes Park and beyond,” said Congressman Neguse. “Funding for the Food Bank for Larimer County will help this critical organization to ensure food assistance for local families, making updates that expand its capacity for serving our communities. And the investment for Colorado State University will support training programs for aerial firefighting and emergency management, bolstering our state’s ability to respond to the increasing threat of wildfire. Together, we are taking action and making a real difference for our state.”

“The refrigeration upgrades will allow us to safely and efficiently deliver food to over 45,000 Larimer County residents experiencing food insecurity annually. We are proud to partner with Congressman Neguse on these critical infrastructure upgrades. The funding will allow us to continue our focus on our important work – a hunger-free Larimer County. Thank you, Congressman Neguse, for supporting us in this critical mission!” said Amy Pezzani, CEO of Food Bank for Larimer County. 

“We are grateful to Congressman Neguse for recommending funding that will upgrade our airstrip, Christman Field, for emergency firefighting operations across the Front Range and improve drone training and research for our region,” said Christopher Robertson, Drone Center Director, Colorado State University Drone Center. 

Additional information about the Larimer County-based projects: 

Food Bank for Larimer County Refrigeration Upgrades – Larimer County, CO – $640,000

  • To provide necessary updates and replacements to the refrigeration and freezer systems of the Food Bank for Larimer County to ensure that food is stored safely and to increase the capacity of storing perishable food for distribution. By bolstering these systems, the Food Bank for Larimer County will be able to distribute more critical perishable food to the community including dairy products, fruits and vegetables, proteins and more. 

Colorado State University Multiuse UAS Airfield Project – Larimer County, CO – $500,000 

  • To renovate and improve the Christman Airfield, which is utilized for aviation research and training for wildfire fighting. The renewed facility provides an updated location for aerial firefighting and emergency management during forest fire operations, supporting the protection of Colorado’s natural areas as well as properties in the forested areas of the state. 

Rep. Neguse secured additional investments for other communities in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, announcing a total of more than $11 million for 14 projects to directly benefit cities and towns in the district. 

View this news on Neguse’s media site here.


Food Bank for Larimer County Web Search

The Food Bank for Larimer County Fresh Food Share No-cost Markets and administrative will be closed Thursday, July 4 

This affects Food Bank locations.


El banco de alimentos para el condado de Larimer Fresh Food Share sin costo Los mercados y la administración estarán cerrados el jueves 4 de julio.

Esto afecta las ubicaciones de los Bancos de Alimentos.


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. 


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. 


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

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.


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.