Our neighbors experiencing hunger need decision makers to urgently move forward on government funding and consideration of the farm bill — the country’s most meaningful food and agriculture bill, which expired in September.

Farm bill passage would help food banks, like the Food Bank for Larimer County, better respond to an increased demand for food security resources.

Visits to FBLC’s Fresh Food Share pantries in Loveland and Fort Collins have been up 28% year-over-year. Food Bank staff have heard from clients that they’re having to visit the pantries more often or that they’re returning after having not needed the Food Bank for years.

While food insecurity has been on the rise, food banks have also seen donations dip since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.A majority of the more than 200 food banks in the Feeding America network, which the Food Bank for Larimer County is part of, report steady or increased demand for food since June 2021. Further underscoring this issue is an October report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture called “Household Food Security in the United States in 2022.” One of the key findings is a nationwide increase in food insecurity.

The high cost of food has placed further strain on Feeding America and its partner food banks as they work to make sure families across the U.S. get the food they need to thrive. Amid these challenges, Congress’ support is needed to help food banks best support their communities.

Congress’ consideration of the farm bill represents a significant opportunity to substantively help food banks nationwide. The farm bill is reauthorized by Congress every five years. The farm bill impacts nearly every federal nutrition program that helps ease the strain and stress of hunger in communities across the country. This includes The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)—which, through the help of food banks, ensures that food from U.S. farms and producers makes its way to the homes of families facing hunger—and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—which helps families afford groceries. The farm bill impacts if and how millions of people in our country put food on the table.

Feeding America data shows that 1 in 3 people facing hunger are unlikely to qualify for SNAP. Many of these working families turn to food banks to help fill the gap. Food banks need programs like TEFAP to help ensure these families can put healthy and nutritious food on the table. Among people who do receive SNAP benefits, two-thirds are children, older adults and people with disabilities. These federal nutrition programs, combined with other public and private partnerships in the community, like food banks, create a critical food support system for our neighbors facing hunger.

Unfortunately, the recent stalling of negotiations on federal government funding forced the delay in Congress’ consideration of other significant legislation, like the farm bill. If lawmakers do not consider the farm bill soon, many federal agriculture and nutrition programs are at risk of being underfunded. This would put additional strain on farmers, food banks like ours, and our neighbors facing hunger.

Even more alarmingly, if decision-makers in Washington cannot agree soon, government funding could lapse, leading to a government shutdown. As a result, federal employees, active-duty military members and people who work for a federal contractor could temporarily find themselves without a paycheck. Food banks will be the first, and potentially only, option for assistance for many of these people—further exacerbating the food crisis.

The reality is anyone can be food insecure — from the grandma and former nurse to the working father whose wages no longer match the cost of living. The Food Bank for Larimer County believes anyone who needs food should get food and we must have the support of Congress through the farm bill to help with this response.

The Colorado Congressional Delegation must take urgent action to ensure that the government is funded, and a bipartisan farm bill is considered—keeping federal nutrition programs strong during both deliberations. Our neighbors experiencing hunger, and organizations like the Food Bank for Larimer County along with our 127 hunger-relief partners, who serve them, are counting on lawmakers to act.

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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.