Foodbank @ Foothills

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In October 2016, we kicked off a new program named “Foodbank @ Foothills” (you may have read about this in the Coloradoan)! This program is designed to help the Food Bank for Larimer County (FBLC) extend their reach to households that live farther away from their Food Share facility up on Blue Spruce in North Fort Collins.  For many households, it’s near impossible to get to that facility either due to location or hours.

On October 9, 2016 we hosted the very first Larimer County “mobile pantry.”  By our fifth hosting on December 4th, we served over 60 households, including many children and seniors. And on March 26th we served 100 households! FBLC reports indicate that we are serving an average of 75-80 households regularly at our twice a month food pantry with about 50 of them being households that are new to Food Share program and ONLY using our food pantry location.  We are indeed “filling the gap” in feeding those 50 ‘neighbor’ households!! We are also a convenient location for many other households besides! We are thrilled with these results and have mutually agreed to continue forward with this mobile pantry at Foothills through 2017!

As you might imagine, IT TAKES MANY HANDS TO MAKE THIS GREAT WORK POSSIBLE! We welcome volunteers aged 10+ to work independently (ages 6+ usually possible) for a variety of food distribution duties!  If you are not sure this will be a fit for you or your family, please feel free to drop by on one of the dates below between 2 and 3 to just check it out, see how it operates and observe the different roles you see volunteers performing.  With a signed liability waiver form, you can even start working right then if you want. Please do review the general guidelines below before signing up or before coming for an informal “check us out” visit so that you know the basics of where to park, what to bring (or not bring), what to wear, etc.

To sign up, please click on the desired dates on our schedule below. They will be linked as sign-up becomes active:

2017:

  • Jan 8
  • Jan 22
  • Feb 12
  • Feb 26
  • Mar 12
  • Mar 26
  • Apr 9
  • Apr 23
  • May 14
  • June 11
Photos of mobile pantry

Reducing food insecurity for our neighboring community!

We are grateful to Rebecca Parish for agreeing to lead the administration & coordination of the Foothills UU mobile pantry team. And very appreciative of the incredible efforts of the staff of the Food Bank for Larimer County. We are thankful for a wonderful group of dedicated volunteer coordinators* willing to take the lead on individual Sunday food banks (once or twice a quarter) and be back-ups in case a coordinator has a last minute illness or emergency. We’d love to have a few more coordinators on our team! If you’re interested in helping or for more information, you can contact foodbank@foothillsuu.org.


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*Current Foodbank @ Foothills Team Coordinators: Rebecca & Mike Parish, Pedro Linsenmeyer, Cheryl Hazlitt, Susan Kitchens, Nancy Reaume, Tom Rhodes, Carri Ratazzi, Cindy Monell, Donna Boudreau, April Undy and Steve Undy.  Would YOU like to join our team?