RamRide Foop-Ops is suspended for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. For more information about food security resources, see the message below from Mike Buttram regarding COVID-19 updates and please visit Rams Against Hunger.
During these unprecedented times, Rams Against Hunger and our partners at the Food Bank of Larimer County remain committed to offering the services that we know to be essential. The nature of this pandemic, however, requires us to rethink our “normal” methods of food distribution. To that end, we would like to inform you about the current and upcoming Rams Against Hunger services that remain available to our Ram Community.
To help address significant financial stress and food insecurity, Rams Against Hunger will begin providing food through a distribution site. The site will be housed at the Lory Student Center Theatre and Summer hours of operation are below and begin on 5/20:
- Monday: CLOSED
- Tuesday: CLOSED
- Wednesdays: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
- Thursdays: 8:00 am – noon
- Fridays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
All CSU students, staff and faculty may select from a variety of fresh, refrigerated and shelf-stable foods. The distribution site is open to anyone with a CSU ID. To access the site, enter the south entrance of the Lory Student Center and follow the signs.
Anyone visiting the site must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and health protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Rams Against Hunger also will continue to offer a limited selection of food items to all members of the Ram community at the following Pocket Pantry locations:
- Lory Student Center- level 200 – ASCSU Plaza-side entrance
Please “swipe” your CSU ID to enter the Pocket Pantry doors
- University Housing – Aggie Village Family Apartments
Aggie Village Family Center – 501 West Prospect St, Building 24
- University Housing – University Village Center Apartments
1500, 1600, 1700 West Plum
Hand sanitizer is available and we encourage using it before and after opening doors.
This expansion of services will increase food security for the Ram community. During our early April distribution day, Rams Against Hunger provided more than 800 boxes of food to those in need in a few short hours.
The following resources may also be useful to you during this time:
- The Larimer County Food Bank: https://foodbanklarimer.org/
- Hunger Free Colorado’s COVID 19 response site: https://www.hungerfreecolorado.org/covid-19/
- The United Way of Larimer County: https://uwaylc.org/Get-Help
- Aunt Bertha: https://www.auntbertha.com/search_results/80521
These are indeed extraordinary times across the world. Through it all, we hope that you are experiencing shining moments of kindness and community. If you have any questions or suggestions as to how Rams Against Hunger can address food insecurity within the university community, email email@example.com.
Please continue to check the Rams Against Hunger website as services evolve to work with our Ram community during this time.
Your Rams Against Hunger Team
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Please refer to Rams Against Hunger since the information below is no longer applicable or updated after COVID-19 developments.
RamRide is excited to be piloting a new operation in the spring 2020 semester, Food Ops. RamRide will be supporting the Mobile Food Pantry and helping students get to the Food Bank for Larimer County during the weeks when the Mobile Food Pantry is not on campus.
As a pilot for the spring 2020 semester, RamRide will be present at the Mobile Food Pantry to help students, staff, and faculty get home. For the first Mobile Food Pantry, RamRide will giving rides home only to those who live in Fort Collins. As the semester progresses, RamRide may expand it’s Food Ops boundaries to include surrounding communities.
The Mobile Food Pantry dates for Spring 2020 are:
- March 5, 2020, 4pm – 6pm
- April 9, 2020, 4pm – 6pm
- May 7, 2020, 4pm – 6pm
For information about obtaining a ride home after the Mobile Food Pantry, please contact Lindsay Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about volunteering for RamRide Food Ops, please contact Mike Buttram at email@example.com.
For more information about the Mobile Food Pantry and other Rams Against Hunger programs, please click here.
FRIDAY FOOD BANK
As a pilot for the spring 2020 semester, RamRide will be taking students, faculty, and staff to the Food Bank for Larimer County (and then home) on some Friday afternoons. The first Friday will be February 21, 2020.
The Friday Food Bank dates for Spring 2020 are:
- February 21
- March 27
- April 3
- April 17
- April 24
- May 1
The RamRide vehicles will depart the LSC at 2pm on the dates above. We are able to provide rides to a maximum of 27 people. Rides will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis, individuals who are wanting a ride can come to the RamRide office beginning at 1pm to reserve their spots.
Please bring your CSU ID to provide to the RamRide staff member when checking in.
After you have received your food from the food bank, RamRide can either take you to your home address OR back to the Lory Student Center. At this time we are only able to drop off at homes with a Fort Collins address.
If you have any questions about the Friday Food Bank, please email Lindsay Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about volunteering for RamRide Food Ops, please contact Mike Buttram at michael.buttram@colostate.