Longmont Food Rescue (LFR) was created to address the gaps in service for hunger relief efforts in our community, while mitigating the environmental impacts of food waste. A foundational goal is to eliminate barriers to access for food services, including any paperwork, documentation, or proof of need, which increases stigma and can stop people from seeking hunger relief services. Additionally, no other local hunger relief organization was focused on reducing organic landfill waste. LFR provides just-in-time food rescue, connecting food that would otherwise go to waste with the people in our community who need it most. We work to bridge the gaps in existing food systems, and bring nonprofits together in a collaborative fashion. Since our founding in 2017, we have consistently expanded our services and partnerships, and rescue and redistribute more food each successive year as we grow.
We envision a food system built on the conscientious collaboration of community members who are committed to a sustainable system of food practices. We welcome everyone and value the diverse and unique perspectives they bring. This how we do it:
We empower community members to advocate for a more sustainable and equitable food system through educational outreach, and lift up the voices of those we serve.
We invite in feedback and new ideas in our ongoing community building activities as we grow our network of active volunteers and provide food resources to any who seek them.
We connect and collaborate with other organizations who share our values, while challenging power structures that limit the free sharing of vital resources.
Join us in our mission to redistribute nutritious food and close the gap in food insecurity in the greater Longmont community.