Some of us may find ourselves in greater need during this time, others wanting to find ways we can help. Here is a list of programs in Larimer County from Interfaith Friends of organizations that are both offering community support services and/or in need of volunteers.
Do you know of other opportunities to offer or receive help? Post them in the comments below.
If you are in need, please do reach out. We want to support you.
FoCo Cafe Meal Delivery Program
The scope of this project will be to address food insecurity for vulnerable populations in the City of Fort Collins. Populations include food insecure families and children, homebound seniors and other vulnerable individuals who request a meal. The FoCo Café plans to initially serve 50 free meals a day to food-insecure individuals and subsequently scaling our delivery to 100 meals a day. These meals will be free to recipients with the help of grants and community funding. Learn more about their programs or donate here.
Rams Against Hunger
To help address significant financial stress and food insecurity, Rams Against Hunger will begin providing food through a distribution site open four days a week, beginning Thursday, April 23. The site will be housed at the Lory Student Center Theatre:
• 3-7 p.m., Monday and Thursdays
• 8 a.m. – noon, Tuesdays and Fridays
All CSU students, staff and faculty may select from a variety of fresh, refrigerated and shelf-stable foods. The distribution site is open to anyone with a CSU ID. To access the site, enter the south entrance of the Lory Student Center and follow the signs. Read more.
A Little Help
A Little Help is looking for volunteers to help older adults with odd jobs, errands, yard work, and other tasks. They are also establishing online meet-ups for members & volunteers and sending cards/letters. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering. To request help, sign-up here.
Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities (PAFC) is also seeking volunteers to assist with their numerous services. Call 970-310-4900 or email email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
Adopt A Neighbor: Need Help During the COVID-19 Crisis? Request help from a neighbor volunteer through this uniquely challenging time. Responses are confidential. We are looking for neighbors in Fort Collins and the surrounding Growth Management Area who are vulnerable to COVID-19 and need assistance with regular tasks. You will be paired with a volunteer in your community! Sign up to get help at: https://www.fcgov.com/volunteer/ or call 970-416-8000 (English) or 970-416-8001 (Spanish).
Food Bank – Many Volunteer Opportunities Available
If the past couple of weeks are any indication of what is needed to sustain us at this moment, it’s lots of volunteers. If you have found yourself with a lot of unexpected free time – we could really use your help. Learn more and volunteer here.