Community Events


Empty Bowls Fort Collins

January 30, 2014

Hilton Fort Collins

5:30 pm



Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins 
This popular event provides the public with opportunities to support the Food Bank for Larimer County by encouraging attendees to “leave their change” after enjoying the great dinner specials during the two week event in Downtown Fort Collins. The partnership developed when local restaurant owners expressed interest in giving back to the community following the overwhelming success of Great Plates. In the first year of the partnership, Great Plates raised $6,700 for the Food Bank. During Great Plates of Downtown 2013, participating restaurants raised over $35,000 for hunger relief.



Corporate Food Fight  


THE TASTE - April 17, 2014




Stamp Out Hunger - May 10, 2014

Sponsored by the US Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive and the Rural Letter Carriers Association, Stamp Out Hunger is the nation's largest one day food drive. In 2013, Larimer County residents donated a record-setting 90,000 pounds of food putting us over 1,000,000 pounds over the 21 years of the food drive. Watch for your donation bag in the mail at the beginning of May!


Front Range Rally - May 30, 2014


Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Baby Food Drive



9 Cares…Colorado Shares
Hundreds of people throughout Colorado visit 9News sites to drop off food and clothing for those in need. 


KUNC’s Annual Tuna Fish & Peanut Butter Concert



Hunger Action Month
Hunger Action Month makes it easy for everyone to get involved in the fight to end hunger in America. The Food Bank for Larimer County encourages simple actions to take during the month of September to fight hunger locally.



Cans Around the Oval at Colorado State University
Cans around the Oval is the largest community food drive benefiting the Food Bank for Larimer County. More than 150 different CSU campus and community organizations participate in this event each October to bring in much needed food for hunger relief programs at the Food Bank. In 2013, the drive collected nearly 40,000 pounds of food and nearly $50,000. This event is sponsored and organized by the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office at CSU.



Longs Peak Boy Scouts Food Drive
Each year,  Longs Peak Council Boys Scout troops hit the pavement to collect non-perishable food for the annual Boy Scouts of America’s “Scouting for Food” drive. More than 1,000 boys from 50 Longs Peak Council Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs participate in this popular food drive.


9Cares...Colorado Shares

Most needed items include: Peanut butter, canned meats in water, pasta/rice, low-sugar cereal. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide food for 4 nutritious meals.


PSD Turkey Round Up/Holiday Turkey Drive

Each year, the Food Bank collects, stores, and then distributes turkeys and holiday "fixins" to our agency partners, including Salvation Army and Catholic Charities who, in turn, provide holiday meals and/or holiday meal baskets. This year's goal is 2,000 turkeys. To help meet the need, PSD holds its Annual Turkey Round Up each November. Each year, PSD staff and students compete to collect the most turkeys to donate to the Food Bank. The remainder of the turkeys are donated by companies, churches and individuals who join together to make sure everyone in our community has a holiday meal.


Thanksgiving Day Run

Old Town Fort Collins



Bread-N-Boards (Sponsored by Sears Trostel)

This annual fundraiser is hosted and organized by Sears Trostel Lumber and raises more than $20,000 for hunger relief each year. Guests chose from thousands of custom made bread boards to purchase for holiday gift giving and were treated to certificates for a free loaf of bread at Great Harvest Bread Company. Traditionally, this event is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 

City & County Food & Fund Drive
For more than 25 years, the City of Fort Collins, City of Loveland, and Larimer County have participated in the Food Bank for Larimer County’s Food & Fund Drive Competition, a competition pitting each organization against each other. From bake sales to holiday parties and burrito drives, each department utilizes different incentives and promotions to raise the most funds or food for the Food Bank for Larimer County.  


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