Thursday, June 12, 2014

Front Range Rally raises nearly $30,000 for Hunger-Relief

Thanks to all who attended and supported the recent Front Range Rally beer festival in Loveland, CO on May 31st, 2014. The results are in and the fest raised a lot of money - almost triple from last year. Here's a press release detailing out the results and how it will go to help feed the hungry in the Larimer County area of Northern Colorado.


[PRESS RELEASE] Fort Collins, CO – June 11, 2014 – The second annual Front Range Rally raised nearly $30,000 for hunger-relief in Larimer County. In all, nearly 1,200 people gathered for an afternoon of Colorado-style fun. The event featured 40 breweries pouring over 100 beers. VIP attendees enjoyed additional options, including: Bleeding Heart Raspberry Porter from Grimm Brothers, Big Beaver Brewing Company’s Belgian Sour Saison, City Star Brewing Company’s Dead or Alive Double IPA, Wine Barrel Aged Five Second Frencher from Verboten, High Hops Brewery’s Imperial Dry Hopped Hefeweizen, Odell Brewing Company’s Saint Lupulin, Great Divide’s Chocolate Yeti, Breckenridge Brewing Company’s 471 IP, Bourbon County Stout and Barleywine from Goose Island and Black Bottle Brewery’s Just A Minor Threat imperial IPA. Ten food trucks cooked up fantastic fare ranging from BBQ to crepes to tacos to wings. Festival-goers also enjoyed music from Chain Station and Monocle Band.

2014 Front Range Rally Breweries

Aspen Brewing Company * Avery Brewing * Big Beaver Brewing Co. * Black Bottle Brewery * Blown Spoke * Breckenridge Brewery * Broken Plow Brewery * Centennial Beer Co. * City Star Brewing * Compass Cider * Copper Kettle Brewing Co. * Crabtree Brewing Company * Crow Hop Brewing * Echo * Elevation Beer Co. * Epic Brewing * Firestone Walker * Fort Collins Brewery * Front Range Brewing Company * Funkwerks * Goose Island * Gravity Brewing * Great Divide * Grimm Brothers * High Hops * Horse & Dragon Brewing Company * Kannah Creek Brewing Company * Left Hand Brewing Company * Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. * Loveland Aleworks * Odd13 Brewing * Odell Brewing Co. * Pateros Creek * Prost Brewing * Samuel Adams * Tivoli Brewing Co. * Upslope * Verboten * Wiley Roots * 1933 Brewing.

2014 Front Range Rally Food Trucks

Bedrock BBQ * Bodacious Eats * C’est Mmm * Chaulkboard Gourmet * Giggling Greek * Pineapple Express * The Road Grill * Satori Grill * Tacos Del Norte * Wing Shack.

2014 Front Range Rally Sponsors

Advantage Automotive * Alpha Graphics * American Eagle * Big Country 97.9 * Chartered Technology * City Star Brewing * Emily Sierra Photography * Exodus Moving and Storage * Feasting Fort Collins * Fermentedly Challenged * First Tech Fed *Go West T-shirt Company * Grimm Brothers * * Home State Bank * Loveland Chamber of Commerce * The Marquee, Mueller & Associates, CPA LLC * Noco Short Bus Tours * Odell Brewing Co. * Outlets at Loveland * Page1 Online Marketing * Schlosser Signs, Inc. * Sunstate Equipment.

About Food Bank for Larimer County:

In 2013, the Food Bank for Larimer County provided 8.7 million pounds of donated food to low-income residents through three programs: Food Share, Kids Cafe and Food Link. Food Share is a client-choice, fresh food pantry with locations in Fort Collins and Loveland that provides donated and government food to income qualifying individuals up to two times per week. Over 28,000 Larimer County residents received assistance through Food Share last year. Kids Cafe® provides free, nutritious meals to low income children after school and during the summer.

Nearly 67,000 meals were provided to at-risk children last year. Food Link provides food to over 80 other non-profit organizations for use in their programs for low income individuals. These organizations include food pantries, soup kitchens, after school programs and domestic violence shelters among others. For more information please visit or on Facebook.

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Editors Note: Fermentedly Challenged asked how the money will be used. Lauren Mingus, Communications Manager for the Food Bank for Larimer County had this to say:

· For every dollar donated, the food bank can provide enough food for 4 meals. (nearly 5 lbs of food).

· $.96 of every $1 donated goes directly to hunger-relief programs.

The Food Bank uses cash donations to acquire food through Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks. Feeding America manages an online platform of donated food from national retailers, manufacturers and farms. As a food bank, we can “bid” on these products. They don't pay for the food; they pay for transportation and packaging which allows us to acquire food for pennies on the dollar.

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