The Fort Collins Human Race benefits:
Food Bank For Larimer County
Mission: To provide food to all in need through hunger relief programs and community partnerships. Our vision is a hunger-free Larimer County.
Food Bank for Larimer County provides approximately 9 million pounds of donated food and other products to the community each year through three programs: Food Share, Kids Cafe and Food Link. Food Share is a food pantry with locations in Fort Collins and Loveland that provides free food to income qualifying individuals up to two times per week. Nearly 29,000 Larimer County residents or – one in ten – received food assistance through Food Share in 2015.
Kids Cafe® provides free, nutritious meals to low income children after school and during the summer months. More than 81,000 meals were provided to at-risk children last year. Food Link donated 1.39 million pounds of food in 2015 to over 87 other non-profits, which is valued at $2.3 million. This support has allowed these organizations to invest energy and financial resources in critical local programming rather than food.
For every $1 donated to the Food Bank, we can provide $5 worth of food to a neighbor in need. For thirteen years in a row, the Food Bank has received the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating organizational efficiency and exceptional financial management from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charitable organizations. Only 1% of the charities Charity Navigator has rated nationwide have received at least thirteen consecutive 4-star evaluations.
For more information, please visit www.foodbanklarimer.org.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County
Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Clubs provide an environment that helps young people reach their full potential. With life-changing programs and a dedicated staff, they offer a safe place when kids are the least supervised and the most vulnerable so that kids can discover how to see beyond the walls of their current situation and realize they can succeed. They are becoming better people, better members of the community – our future citizens, labor force and leaders. They are learning to Be GREAT!
For more information, please visit www.bgclarimer.org.
High School Cross Country Teams
Runners supporting runners! Look for your local high school runners at the aid stations out on the course, they will be cheering and supporting you throughout the race. The race donates funds to these teams to help pay for uniforms, travel, camps, and other expenses.