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Food  Insecurities

Wellington Middle High School Food and Hygiene Pantry

We have a small food pantry of non perishable items that have been donated by the Wellington Food Bank as well as students and their families. This option is available during school hours for students or for families. We also have hygiene items such as shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, body wash and feminine hygiene products.


Wellington Food Bank

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at River of Life Church from 3:00-4:30.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Family Medicine Center Pantry

The Food Bank for Larimer County partners with UCHealth and the Family Medicine Center to provide a fresh food pantry at their clinic in Fort Collins. The pantry provides a variety of food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, milk, cheese, bread and Noosa Yoghurt. Patients and non-patients are welcome to shop up to two times each week.


Tuesday 9 am – 3 pm • Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm • Thursday 12 – 5 pm • Friday 9 am – 12 pm


1025 Pennock Place, Suite 109 • Fort Collins


Fort Collins Fresh Food Share Pantry

The Fort Collins Fresh Food Share is one of the Food Bank’s two fresh food pantries. Clients can choose from a variety of fresh foods, including fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, bread and yogurt. Through Food Share, guests can also receive government commodities through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). 


Tuesday: 10 am – 3 pm

Wednesday: 12 pm – 3 pm

Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm

Friday: 10 am – 3 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm


1301 Blue Spruce Drive • Fort Collins



Believing that children, if well nourished, are able to participate more fully in the learning environment, McBackpack provides supplemental food to Poudre School District students

and their families who otherwise would not have enough food over the weekend. These food bags go home with students weekly on Thursday or Friday and must be reserved. You can fill out this form to be added.



McKinney Vento

According to the McKinney Act, a homeless individual is one who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate residence:

  • Fixed - a residence that is stationary, permanent and not subject to change.
  • Regular - a residence that is used on a regular, nightly basis.
  • Adequate - a residence that is sufficient in meeting both the physical and psychological   needs typically met in home environments


This includes:


  • Shared housing (doubled up) with friends or relatives due to the loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason.


**Please note: families that share an adequate space for a long-term basis due to preference or convenience may not qualify for McKinney.**


  • Live in motels, hotels, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations.


  • Live in emergency or transitional shelters/transitional housing programs.


  • Abandoned in hospitals.


  • Live in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing (i.e. no utilities, mold, infestation), bus or train stations, or similar settings.


  • Have a primary residence that is not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.


  • Migratory children living in the aforementioned circumstances.


  • Unaccompanied youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. 


**This includes youth that run away from home, even if the parent(s)/guardian(s)/caretaker states a desire for the youth to return home.**


  • Students/families that have been displaced due to a natural disaster.


For students without a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence the following rights apply:


  1. Go to school no matter where they live or how long they have lived there
  2. Choose between the local school where they are living, the school they attended before they lost their housing, or the school where they were last enrolled
  3. Enroll in school without proof of address, immunizations, school records, or other documents
  4. Have access to extracurricular activities
  5. Get transportation to their school or origin (if feasible and in their educational best interest)
  6. Get all the school services they need (including free breakfast/lunch, fees waived)
  7. Be free from harassment and isolation
  8. Have disagreements with the schools settled quickly


If any of these housing situations pertain to you, please contact Dawn Luze at 970-472-2727.


Samaritan House Fort Collins (formerly Catholic Charities Northern - Mission Shelter)

460 Linden Center Dr. Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone (970) 484-5010 Ext 5

We serve people experiencing homelessness and accept our residents as they are. All who walk through our doors are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

  • Families
  • Single men & women
  • Veterans
  • Seniors

We provide:

  • Warm beds, clean linens and toiletries
  • Hot nutritious meals
  • A safe community with tremendous support

Our case managers:

  • Partner one-on-one with each resident
  • Empower residents to help themselves
  • Teach classes on life skills
  • Provide community resources and referrals


Family Housing Network (formerly Faith Family Hospitality)

Phone (970) 484-3342

Family Housing Network of Fort Collins has five core programs which address the range of needs of families along the continuum from homelessness to sustainable self-sufficiently. They collaborate with over 20 local agencies to address the range of needs for parents and children.

Click here to learn more about the programs they offer.


Neighbor to Neighbor

1550 Blue Spruce Drive

Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 484-7498

Offers rent and utilities assistance. Click here for more information.


Wellington Water and Sewer

Payment Assistance

If you need assistance paying your bill, contact one of the following agencies for assistance: 

If you have experienced a hardship: 

Click here to download the Hardship Utility Grant (HUG) application. Applications are also available in person at Wellington Town Hall. The application must be submitted in person to Wellington Town Hall along with documentation to verify the hardship. 



Serve 6.8


City Park Church - 1725 W Mulberry Street from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm

Talents (Employment Assistance): 1pm-2:30pm                                                                          Legal Consultation: August 30th, noon (arrive by 11am to be put on list)


Foothills Assembly of God - 305 W Drake 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Food and clothing only


PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.