Larimer County tops City of Fort Collins in Food Bank for Larimer County challenge

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For over a quarter of a century, city and county employees have taken a stand against hunger in Larimer County. Last month, local government employees set the standard in doing more for the less fortunate by collectively raising over $24,000 and more than 2,000 pounds of food for the hungry in Larimer County. This funding can provide enough food for an astounding 98,063 meals for families in need in Larimer County.

“As the economy improves, we are learning that our role is evolving from emergency food assistance to that of a reliable and sustainable food source for seniors, persons with disabilities and working families who are struggling to makes ends meet,” said Amy Pezzani, Executive Director, Food Bank for Larimer County. “We are grateful to the employees of the Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins for helping us with our mission to provide food to all in need.”

The 27th Annual City/County Food & Fund Competition pitted city and county employees against each other for the championship title. From cookbook sales, soup lunches, and holiday parties, each entity utilizes different incentives and promotions to raise the most funds or food for the Food Bank. Larimer County retained its title collecting more than $14,000 and 1,500 pounds of food.