FOOD BANK BENEFITS FROM CITY AND COUNTY ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION

The Loveland Food Share Pantry. Photo courtesy of the Food Bank for Larimer County.

FORT COLLINS, CO – January 30, 2018 – For more than three decades, city and county employees have taken part in a competition to see who can raise the most money and donations for the Food Bank for Larimer County. This year was no different, as the two teams went head-to-head during the holidays in the City & County Food & Fund Drive.

This year marked the 31st City & County Food & Fund Drive. As it has in recent years, the county edged the city in total donations, but the real winner was the community. The city and county employees combined to raise $18,455 and donate more than 2,800 pounds of food.

The competition used events like bake sales, holiday parties and burrito drives to raise money for the Food Bank. Collectively, the money raised will help the Food Bank provide more than $90,000 worth of food for neighbors needing assistance. Since the City & County Food & Fund Drive began, the two groups have raised nearly $475,000 and donated more than 170,000 pounds of food for the community.

“The City & County Food & Fund Drive is one of our oldest and most successful community events,” said Food Bank for Larimer County CEO Amy Pezzani. “Year in and year out, the generosity of the city and county employees is evident by the time and effort they put into this great event.”

About the Food Bank for Larimer County

Founded in 1984, the Food Bank for Larimer County is the county’s only Feeding America clearinghouse for donated food. In 2017, the Food Bank distributed 9.2 million pounds of food to those in need – enough food for 7.72 million meals. The Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs include two Food Share client-serve pantries, Kids Cafe, Food Link and multiple Mobile Food Pantries.

For more information about the Food Bank and our impact, please visit www.foodbanklarimer.org.

Paul Donnelly, Communications Manager

Food Bank for Larimer County   1301 Blue Spruce,  Fort Collins, CO 80524, (970) 530-3104

 

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