Fresh Food Share FAQs

We try to make a trip to one of our Fresh Food Shares as similar as possible to going to a grocery store. It is extremely important to us that we provide a dignified experience for every single person who needs to use our services, as well as for our volunteers and team members. We want our facilities to be a place you can come and know that you are totally welcome. After checking in, you’ll be able to choose the food you want. We don’t want anyone to worry about where their next meal is going to come from, and it’s our privilege to be able to help however we can. You will always be welcome for as long as you need to come to the Food Bank.

Please bring a photo ID (any photo ID is fine), along with proof of address and any documentation you can that shows your income levels. If you don’t have these items or are working on gathering them, you can still visit us. Simply come by the Fresh Food Share and a team member or volunteer will work with you on your situation to make sure you can get food.

Clients can visit the Food Bank up to two times per week. If you can only make it once per week, you can do both shopping trips in one day, but you’ll need to exit the Food Bank and come back through the main entrance to check in a second time—just like you were making two separate trips.

Fortunately, we are able to offer a wide variety of fresh, shelf-stable and frozen or refrigerated food items, including an ample supply of fresh produce. What you find at the Fresh Food Share may vary from day to day, and we can never guarantee that we’ll have a specific item. What we can guarantee is that you will have access to a good supply of nutritious food.

Yes. If you need food, come to the Food Bank, and we will get you some food. Depending on your income, you may not qualify to receive certain government commodities, but you can still access a wide variety of donated food. Again, if you are in need of food, come visit us. We can help.

Many people are picking up food for their entire family, and some of our clients help out relatives or neighbors by picking up their food for them.

No. While it may be frustrating, we do not allow clients to use place markers to reserve a place in line. Only a person can reserve a spot in line. If the weather isn’t great (too cold, too hot) and you have a vehicle you can sit in, feel free to wait in your car until you are ready to get in line. We have enough food to distribute throughout the day and you will be able to get some food.

Pets cannot come inside our Fresh Food Shares. Only service animals are allowed at the Fresh Food Share pantries. Federal law defines services animals as dogs that are trained to perform a specific task related to a person’s disability. Emotional support or comfort animals are NOT considered service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Please come by! Many of our clients receive SNAP benefits in addition to visiting our Fresh Food Shares. In fact, we have a full-time crew dedicated to helping people get signed up for SNAP benefits. Our vision is a hunger-free Larimer County, and we want you to take advantage of every available resource to get the food you need for your household.

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The Food Bank for Larimer County Fresh Food Share Pantries will be closed Saturday, May 25. 

Our Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, May 27.

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El Banco de Comida estará cerrado sábado, 25 de mayo y lunes, 27 de mayo.

ROAD CLOSURES WILL IMPACT EASY ACCESS TO FORT COLLINS FOOD SHARE: 

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. 

FOOD BANK CLOSURE:

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. 

CIERRE DEL BANCO DE ALIMENTOS:

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
Thanksgiving:

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.

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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.