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Food Bank for Larimer County

Date updated: 12/03/2012

The Food Bank for Larimer County is the only food bank in Larimer County. Food Bank reduces hunger by distributing more than 8 million pounds of food annually through three primary programs: Food Link, Kids Café, and Food Share.

Food Link provides more than 1.4 million pounds of food annually to 69 partner agencies which operate 150 different programs feeding the hungry in soup kitchens, shelters, and residential programs. Some of the agencies using Food Link are House of Neighborly Service and Crossroads Safehouse.

Kids Café provides free nutritious evening meals to children during the school year at locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Wellington, such as the Boys & Girls Club and the Northside Aztlan Community Center. During the summer months, Kids Café provides free breakfast and lunch to low-income children throughout the community.

Food Share is a direct service, client choice food pantry with locations in Loveland and Fort Collins serving individuals with income levels below 185% of the federal poverty level. Clients are allowed to visit the Food Bank up to 2 times per week and can choose from bread, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other non-perishable food items.

What this chart shows: Annual Number of Unique Individuals Served at Food Bank for Larimer County in Fort Collins & Loveland, FY2006-FY2012

Data Source: Food Bank for Larimer County (data not available online)

See data table

What the above data tell us:

From FY2006 to FY2012, the number of people receiving food from the Food Bank increased just over 55%.

The overwhelming majority of clients using the Food Bank reported income below the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Some of the increase in use may be attributed to the opening of a second Food Share pantry in Loveland in November 2006.

What this chart shows: Number of Meals Served at Kids Café, FY2006-FY2012

 

Data Source: Food Bank for Larimer County (data not available online)

See data table

What the above data tell us:

Between FY2006 and FY2012, the number of meals served to low-income children through Kids Café increased by roughly 85%.

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Data Tables:

Annual Number of Unique Individuals Served at Food Bank for Larimer County

Individuals Served (Fort Collins & Loveland)

% Increase/ Decrease
Year Over Year

FY2006

19,266

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FY2007

21,373

10.9%

FY2008

24,089

12.7%

FY2009

27,421

13.8%

FY2010

29,198

6.5%

FY2011

29,392

0.7%

FY2012

29,894

1.7%

See chart

Number of Meals Served at Kids Cafe

# of
Meals Served

% Increase
Year Over Year

FY2006

37,877

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FY2007

46,333

22.3%

FY2008

55,952

20.8%

FY2009

66,049

18.0%

FY2010

70,237

6.3%

FY2011

69,100

-1.6%

FY2012

70,174

1.6%

See chart