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Many restaurants in Fort Collins do what they can to help cut back on waste, they recycle, use compostable materials, and buy local. [Read More]
We heard it was a non-profit restaurant. Images of soup kitchens popped into my head. We heard people pay what they can and its ran by volunteers. We heard its locally sourced and they use as much organic ingredients as possible. Well, that was all we needed to hear to know we had to visit. It was a cornflower blue Tuesday when FOCO Cafe introduced us to what sustainability and an adventurous spirit can create. [Read More]
It was a cornflower blue Tuesday. We walked up to this unassuming cafe not sure what to expect since neither of us had ever worked or volunteered at a restaurant before. A waving hand on the patio caught my attention. I noticed that the guy leaving on his bike had volunteered with us on a farm the day before. Kathleen introduced herself and jumped right into telling us how happy she was to receive that surprise donation from Hope Farms just now. [Read More]
I remember the book ‘The Giving Tree’ by Shel Silverstein growing up, which conveyed the message of selflessness and generosity. Now, the FoCo Cafe in Old Town Fort Collins has its own Giving Tree [Read More]
Welcome to Finals Week, where it seems points are made up and sleep doesn’t matter. It’s a week of sweat, blood, tears, and caffeine, but we all know that it is just the gate keeper for the real prize: summer vacation. We all have grand dreams for summer: late nights out on the town, early morning coffee with your partner or best friend, the possibilities seem endless. However, for many of us, those plans always fall short when we enter the post-school coma that seems to last into July. [Read More]
Families are flooding Fort Collins for Colorado State University’s graduation this weekend.
With more than 400 restaurants in town, there’s likely an option for all comers. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few dining and drink suggestions you might want to check out [Read More]
There were not one but many stories of warmth that Kathleen Baumgardner could recall from theFoCo Café’s first year of operation.
From success stories of former volunteers achieving “life-changing” jobs, to stories of donated scarves meaning so much more than warmth for visitors. The Director of Strategic Communication for the College of Engineering opened FoCo Café with her husband, Jeff, a year ago.
“I think we were kind of at that where we absolutely loved Fort Collins and we wanted to give back,” Baumgardner said.
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The Northern Colorado area is a community packed with activity, opportunity and adventure, from the mountaintop views on Longs Peak to the heart of bustling downtown Fort Collins. And frankly, most of these activities don’t cost much — or anything at all.
Whether you don’t budge on your budget or you live in lavish luxury, you have to admit that it’s nice to save a few bucks every once in awhile. Thankfully, there are several things to do in the community that won’t put a major dent in your wallet. If you don’t believe us, here are a few (well, 20!) things you can do that will reduce your spending while simultaneously increasing your level of activity. [Read More]
Our second mini-series episode features FoCo cafe, a restaurant in Old Town, Fort Collins that provides a food source as well as an opportunity to gain work experience for the homeless.
More from our interview with cafe Co-Founder Kathleen Baumgardner will be featured in the upcoming documentary. Kathleen has powerful stories to share regarding our focus areas — the homeless youth, homeless pets, and those who were able to break the cycle in Fort Collins.
For more information and updates on the project, find us on Instagram @overlooked_in_foco and check out website at