Return To Blog

The End of An Era


July 10, 2019

The Sears Trostel Bread ’N’ Boards annual fundraiser for the Food Bank for Larimer County has become a community staple that we are very proud to be a part of. And it is with sadness that we announce that the event will not be held this December.

For 13 years, Sears Trostel employees have made cutting boards throughout the year to sell at the Bread 'N' Boards event. With a sell-out most years, the boards created to meet the needs of the event have grown to 1000+ boards. That’s a lot of boards!
 
“It is a time- and manpower-intensive process, and it has been nearly impossible to divert staff to the project this year," says Curt Viehmeyer, General Manager and co-owner of Sears Trostel. "The increased pace of business has made it necessary to have all hands on deck to serve our valued customers.
 
“With less personnel time to devote to creating boards, plus an overall saturation in the marketplace, the difficult decision was made to bring the event to a close.”
 
We’re excited to say Bread 'N' Boards has raised just under $330,000 for the Food Bank since its inception. Now the staff is discussing alternative ways we can be of service to the Food Bank and the community.

We say THANK YOU to Great Harvest Bread of Fort Collins and New Belgium Brewery for their steadfast sponsorship support, and to all the volunteers, local artisans and businesses that gave of their time and resources to make Bread ‘N’ Boards such a success.