Ensuring kids have access to nutritious meals while PSD schools are closed is a priority. Please find information below about food distribution, meal sites and hours of operation.
Food Bank for Larimer County services
While schools are closed in Larimer County, the Food Bank has established three initial meal sites that will serve grab-and-go lunches beginning Wednesday, March 18. More meal sites will be added in the coming days.
- 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Laurel Elementary School, 1000 E. Locust Court, Fort Collins, CO 80524
- 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Beattie Elementary School, 3000 Meadowlark Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80526
- 12:30 to 1 p.m. at Bauder Elementary School, 2345 W. Prospect Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Find more information on the Food Bank of Larimer County website.
Poudre School District services
PSD will offer free meals to PSD students during the closure at three school locations, using a grab-and-go style system, weekdays from March 23 through April 17.
PSD staff will distribute food to students from noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following schools:
- Linton Elementary School, 4100 Caribou Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525
- Poudre High School, 201 S. Impala Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521
- Eyestone Elementary School, 4000 Wilson Ave., Wellington, CO 80549
Each day, students (ages 0-18) will be able to pick up a sack lunch that also includes food for breakfast the following morning.
Motorists should follow posted signage at the distribution sites and drive up to the delivery points. Please don’t get out of your vehicle. There will also be a pick-up for students or families that walk to the schools.
Menu items will vary. The March 23 menu will be posted online by March 20 on the PSD Child Nutrition “Menus” web page.
PSD also plans to deliver meals to select mobile home communities within PSD’s district boundaries to serve students whose families do not have access to transportation to access the drive-up resources.
Wellington Boys and Girls Club
Students can go to the Wellington Boys and Girls Club (8445 3rd St., Wellington, CO 80549) from 4-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, between March 19 through March 27, to pick to up bagged meals. They may pick up two meals per daily visit. Meals will be distributed in a drive-up fashion in the parking lot on the south side of the building. The club is not open to the public.
Wellington Food Bank
Boxes of food are available for families who could use some staples to supplement what they are able to purchase during this difficult time. Boxes can be picked up from 4-6 p.m. at the Wellington Boys and Girls Club March 18 and 19. Just request a box when you pull up, and someone will bring it to your car. Information regarding future distributions will be communicated through the Wellington Food Bank Facebook page.
Want to help?
If you are interested in helping with food distribution efforts, please consider donating money or time to the Food Bank for Larimer County, which continues to support our communities’ families – always and especially during these unprecedented times.
Find more information on the PSD COVID-19 Response web page.