Welcome to the LFR Newsletter
Longmont Food Rescue’s mission is to redistribute nutritious food that retailers have deemed food ‘waste’ to feed hungry, homeless, and low-income populations directly.
We’re hiring a Volunteer & Communications Coordinator
Would you like to get more involved in our local food justice movement and help eliminate food waste? Longmont Food Rescue is hiring a part-time Volunteer and Communications Coordinator. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply HERE!
Donate your backyard bounty with LFR!
It’s that time of year – the dreaded “zucchini problem” 😱 Do you have more summer squash than you can give away to your friends and neighbors? Are your tomato plants fruiting by the bushels? Go HERE to download the Fresh Food Connect app and sign up to donate your excess bounty. All donations this year are going to The Inn Between food pantry, serving families and individuals facing homelessness.
Email [email protected] if you’re interested being a bike courier.
Pop-Up Produce Distribution THIS Friday!
For the second summer in a row, LFR and UpRoot Colorado are co-hosting pop-up produce distributions in the Longmont United Hospital parking lot. Our next one is this Friday, August 19 from 4-6pm. Details on our Facebook page!
Longmont Community Fridges Project
LFR and UpRoot Colorado have been working all summer on our new collaborative Longmont Community Fridges project! Thanks to the generous donation of 2 commercial fridges from Growing Gardens Food Project Farm, we will be able to provide 24/7 free food access to our community, a first in the Longmont area. Firehouse Art Center created beautiful designs for both fridges and dry storage units, and we painted them this month with the help of Longmont High School’s football team. These first 2 fridges will be placed at our community partner sites Longmont United Hospital and Agape Safe Haven, and we aim to expand to additional sites in the next year. Donate to LFR to help support this innovative new food access opportunity in Longmont!
Want to help LFR?
We are currently seeking new food donation partners to help meet the increasing need for hunger relief resources. If you know of any local food producers who may want to donate their excess food, we would love to connect! We always welcome financial donations to support the work we do, and new volunteers. Email [email protected] if you’d like to get more involved!