2,412 pounds of non-perishable food items and close to $3,000 was recently donated to the Food Bank of Larimer County by the Rotary Club of Fort Collins as part of the Club's ongoing efforts to fight hunger in our communities.

Club members, prospective members and their neighbors were given a chance to participate in the Food Drive safely from their own homes.  A group of volunteers from the Club's community service committee delivered collection bags and instructions to all 129 members of the Club the week of February 1st.  Members were given two weeks to collect as much high-need non-perishable food items and put them back out on their porches for collection on February 16th.  Rotary volunteers braved winter weather conditions to collect all of the food items from member's houses.

On February 17th, the Club provided another opportunity for members to get involved during a socially distanced volunteer event to sort the collected food items.  Donated items were brought to a local warehouse space and a small group of Club volunteers spent a socially-distanced evening sorting all 2,412 pounds of food items into boxes by category.  This side-project saved the Food Bank time and money and was very much appreciated by their staff.

In addition to the donated Food Items, the club also raised close to $3,000 in cash donations for the Food Bank, including a very generous $ per pound match from a Club Member.  The Rotary Club of Fort Collins has partnered with the Larimer County Food Bank on many occasions to fight hunger in Northern Colorado.  During the Club's recent December member fundraiser, the Club raised almost $15,000 for the Larimer County Food Bank.   


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