The name says it all: Nutritious Kitchen. Staff and volunteers work in our kitchen each day, preparing fresh scratch-cooked meals for children and seniors in Larimer County. Last year, more than 100,000 meals and snacks were prepared in our Nutritious Kitchen.
Our Child Nutrition programs include Kids Cafe, Kids Link and Backpack. Kids Cafe provides nutritious meals and snacks after school and during the summer at sites throughout Larimer County. In partnership with the Junior League of Fort Collins, Kids Link supplies packaged snacks to qualifying schools to assist children who display signs of hunger. Backpack, in cooperation with Loveland Rotary, McKinney and Longs Peak Rotary, supplies weekend food packs filled with easy to prepare meals and snacks. For more information on our Child Nutrition Programs, please call 970.493.4477.
The Food Bank partners with Volunteers of America (VOA) to provide nutritious meals to seniors 60 years of age and older. We provide made-from-scratch meals that are distributed to seniors at multiple sites throughout Larimer County. Through our Food Share program, we distribute food provided by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). As an additional service, we deliver CSFP commodity boxes and fresh fruits to homebound seniors in low-income housing developments.