The 2019 Great Plates event raised $111,777.58 for the Food Bank for Larimer County! This is a record-breaking number for Great Plates. Over the last 14 years, Great Plates of Downtown has raised $647,637, allowing the Food Bank to provide more than $3.2 million worth of food. Last year, the Food Bank for Larimer County distributed 8.6 million pounds of food – enough food for 7.2 million meals.
“Great Plates truly represents what makes this community so special,” said Food Bank for Larimer County CEO Amy Pezzani. “The generosity of the restaurants that participate in Great Plates is matched by the kindness of the many diners who give to the Food Bank and make this such a fantastic event.”
About Great Plates
Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins is an annual regional dining promotion with a local focus. Each year at the beginning of March, this two-week-long celebration of restaurants and eateries showcases Downtown’s culinary culture and serves as a legitimate community fundraiser, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Food Bank for Larimer County. From March 1st – 14th, thirty-five downtown restaurants invited the community to enjoy limited-time-only $25 dinner specials. After the meal, each of the restaurant’s staffs ask diners to consider making a donation to benefit the Food Bank.
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