Longmont Food Rescue

A nonprofit organization

$4,785 raised by 57 donors

48% complete

$10,000 Goal

Longmont Food Rescue is a hunger relief nonprofit that rescues nutritious food that might otherwise go to waste and redistributes it directly to our hungry, homeless, and low-income community members. We are committed to co-creating an accessible food system, founded on respect and dignity for all.

Our core values are:

  1. Reduction of hunger
  2. Being an ally for food justice and equity throughout Longmont and surrounding areas
  3. Just-in-time collaborative food redistribution
  4. Reduction of environmental impacts related to food waste
  5. Being good environmental stewards and advocates

Through partnerships with local and state governments, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations that share our core values, our work is to close the gap in food insecurity in Longmont and surrounding areas, while simultaneously reducing landfill waste. We envision a food system built on the conscientious collaboration of community members who are committed to a sustainable system of food practices.


To redistribute nutritious food that retailers have deemed food ‘waste’ to feed hungry, homeless, and low-income populations directly.

Background Statement

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.

Organization Data


Organization name

Longmont Food Rescue

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, Human Services, Environment, Community Improvement & Capacity Building


P.O. Box 1127
Lyons, CO 80540

Service areas

Longmont, CO, US