Friday, May 27 2022

Great Plates raises $133,736 for the food bank

The Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced Thursday that the Great Plates 2022 fundraiser raised a record $133,736 in donations for the Larimer County Food Bank.

The DDA, Food Bank and all 48 restaurants in downtown Fort Collins participated in the effort March 1-14.

“This year’s total donations were made possible through the hard work of participating restaurants, their staff, and donations provided by the community at large,” a DDA press release said.

“We know our community is ready to rally behind our neighbors in need. Even still, the level of support we saw from both restaurants and diners during Great Plates was remarkable,” Larimer County Food Bank CEO Amy Pezzani said in the statement.

For every dollar donated, the food bank can provide the equivalent of two meals of food.
Over the past 17 years, Great Plates of Downtown has raised $964,149, enabling the food bank to provide more than 1.9 million meals of food to community members struggling with food insecurity, the statement said. .

Last year the food bank distributed 9.6 million pounds of food, enough food for 8 million meals.

For more information about the food bank, visit

In short

• The new Hustle Workshop, located at Centerra in Loveland, held an open house on April 1 to unveil its newest expansion. It has private offices and meeting spaces, ample parking, an event venue that can accommodate 400 people, on-site daycare, yoga classes and more. Website:

• The deadline for business owners to file a personal property statement with the Larimer County Assessor’s Office is April 15th. According to a press release from the bureau, the threshold requiring business owners to file a business personal property disclosure schedule on their personal business property was raised this year from $7,900 to $50,000 in market value. . Businesses with less than $50,000 in personal business assets do not have to file a schedule. Businesses that need to file a report can do so at

• HD of Loveland won a $5,894,098 federal contract from the Agricultural Research Service of the Department of Agriculture in Fort Collins for the demolition of buildings.

• Chuze Fitness will offer free membership starting April 1 through Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, for all teachers, school staff and administrators. Website:


• Water Pik of Fort Collins was awarded a patent (#11,278,919, originally filed November 13, 2018) developed by three co-inventors for a “remote carry showerhead”. The co-inventors are Michael J. Quinn of Windsor, Preston Peterson of Loveland and Craig Rogers of Fort Collins.

• Covidien, Mansfield, Mass., was granted a patent (#11,278,345, originally filed May 25, 2010) developed by Duane E. Kerr of Loveland for “precise jaw-closing force in an instrument catheter-based.

• Covidien, Mansfield, Mass., was granted a patent (#11,266,432, originally filed July 25, 2019) developed by two co-inventors for an ultrasonic surgical instrument. Co-inventors are Jason L. Craig of Loveland and Michael J. Brown of Superior.

• Hach Co. of Loveland was awarded a patent (#11,268,943, originally filed September 11, 2018) developed by Steven James Boutelle of Fort Collins for dissolved oxygen measurement


• Night on the Town, 4-9 p.m., Friday, April 8, in downtown Loveland near Fourth Street. Live music, restaurant specials and gallery openings. Website:

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