Fort Collins and Larimer County competition nets 2,489 pounds of food for food bank

For the 28th year, city and county employees competed to raise the most food and funds for the Food Bank for Larimer County. For two weeks during the month of December, local government employees dedicated time, talent and treasure to raise $21,843 and nearly 2,500 pounds of food for the hungry in Larimer County. Over the course of 28 years, these groups have collected well over $415,000 and more than 165,000 pounds of food to provide for neighbors in need.

“The Food Bank’s mission is to provide food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs,” said Amy Pezzani, executive director of Food Bank for Larimer County. “The Annual City & County Food & Fund Competition is an example of one of our long-standing partnerships. We are grateful to local government employees for their commitment each and every year to fighting hunger in Larimer County.”

From cookbook sales, soup lunches and holiday parties, employees used their creativity to find fun and successful ways to support the Food Bank. Larimer County retained its title for the 5th straight year by collecting more than $13,600 and 1,690 pounds of food.

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