Helping Linda and other older Coloradans access groceries, needed nutrition

One hundred and twenty dollars per month can be a life preserver for some Colorado seniors like Linda. The 63-year-old resident of Englewood, Colo., struggled to put healthy food on the table for months. A nutritious diet was essential for Linda’s health, but due to a fixed income and medical expenses, she could not afford [...]

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New state tax credit to boost fresh-food donations

More Colorado families will gain additional access to healthy, local foods. Gov. Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act on Friday, May 30, at Adobe House Farm in Durango, surrounded by ranchers, farmers, emergency food providers and community members. House Bill 14-1119 advanced from the House of Representatives and Senate, with widespread support under [...]

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Q&A with “summer food” artist, Jalia

Jalia H., a 13-year-old from Aurora, recently won a poster contest that resulted in her artwork being displayed across the state via postcards, banners (like what’s in the photo), fliers, bus and movie theater ads, websites and more—all to promote a statewide program that connects Colorado kids and teens to free, nutritious meals during the [...]

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Young artist’s work to connect more Colorado kids to summer meals

Several months ago, while snow was still fresh on the ground, Hunger Free Colorado and partners began preparing for the statewide summer food program for kids and teens. We began taking steps to create this summer’s outreach materials by teaming up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver to host a poster contest, [...]

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Introducing the Full Pantries, Full Lives Leadership Institute

With nearly one in six Coloradans facing a time when there is not enough money to buy food, collaboration is key in connecting our neighbors—from children to seniors—with the fuel needed to lead better, healthier lives. The Full Pantries, Full Lives Leadership Institute, a first-of-its-kind endeavor in Colorado, launched in April 2014, with a goal [...]

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Farm Bill signed but still a ‘mixed bag’ for food stamps

Colorado avoided heavy cuts to the state’s food stamps program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), in the Farm Bill. President Obama signed the bill today, after it passed out of the U.S. Senate earlier this week with a 68-32 bipartisan vote and advanced from the House of Representatives with a strong [...]

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Breakfast in The Classroom: A Continuing Success

Skyline Vista Elementary School, Westminster Another veteran Breakfast in the Classroom program began last Fall in Westminster. Skyline Vista Elementary School is in its 13th year of offering breakfast after the bell. With only three kitchen staff and a small kitchen, the school makes it easy, and the positive school culture surrounding breakfast was evident [...]

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