As the holidays approach, food drives and turkey donations come to mind, but addressing food insecurity is a perpetual need. The UCHealth Family Medicine Center (FMC) food pantry, which partners with Food Bank for Larimer County, helps provide fresh, healthy food to people in need year-round.

This year, the pantry is averaging 809 visits each month, serving an average of 361 unique households and 903 individuals monthly, according to Laura Elliot, program coordinator for the pantry.

Les has been visiting the food pantry for about three years. “The food I get here is so high-quality. Everyone in my household eats vegetables, and I can get enough to last the week,” he said. “I pack them in my daughter’s lunchbox, and she loves them.”

Support from many sources is a critical component of the pantry’s ability to continue to address food insecurity in our community. Through individuals, corporations, foundations, and government programs, the pantry receives money and food to help sustain its vital work. We are grateful for this support.

If you would like to help, please consider making a monetary donation: Visit our online donation page and select FMC Food Pantry in the Designation drop-down box. Thank you.