By Alanah Quiñones
Rows of canned goods line the shelves. Ella, an FRCC student, puts a jar of crunchy peanut butter, a bag of uncooked white rice, and a fresh red apple into her brown paper bag.
Luckily, she doesn’t have to submit a form before walking in as she has less than 10 minutes to grocery shop, then catch the bus.
She’s one of many who utilize Food for Thought, the FRCC food bank for students. She also volunteers there.
FRCC has free food pantries on all three of its campuses -- Larimer County, Boulder
County, and Westminster.
Any students or faculty taking classes with an S number are welcome.
What’s available in stock are various items like shelf-safe milk, beans, ramen noodles, frozen veggies, and fresh fruit.
Drive-up or walk-up is possible during fall and spring semester: Mondays, Noon–5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2 – 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m (Closed Fridays). The food bank has limited hours during summer session.
Food for Thought is the cottage next to the greenhouse on the east side of campus, sandwiched between Maroon Peak and Little Bear Peak.
Food selection changes based on deliveries and donations. Place an order for Larimer campus here: https://frontrange.formstack.com/forms/lc_fft_request.
Make sure to submit the form before 3 p.m. for pickup the next day.