President’s Budget Puts Politics Over People

President’s Budget Puts Politics Over People

Statement attributed to Kathy Underhill, CEO, Hunger Free Colorado The President’s fiscal year 2019 budget guts one of our state’s and nation’s most successful programs in supporting families and individuals who are weathering a life storm—food stamps, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It puts politics over people and would make life […]

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Update on Federal and State Hunger News

It’s a busy time of year in Washington D.C., and Hunger Free Colorado is tracking Administrative actions and the Congressional agenda closely.  We are on the lookout for creative new ideas that would put a dent in hunger, but also on guard for policy and funding changes that would reduce Coloradans’ access to healthy, affordable […]

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Hunger on college campuses

National findings reveal that almost half of all college students experience hunger while attending school, with first-generation and non-white students being disproportionately affected. Due to lacking access to adequate food and strict requirements for food assistance programs, a majority of these students found themselves missing class or unable to afford needed textbooks. An op-ed in The New York Times, […]

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Seize the Opportunity: Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger

Yesterday, the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger was released. It would be remiss not to thank the Colorado Health Foundation for their key role. They have been a steadfast funder of work to improve access to healthy food for a number of years, and now they’re taking on the issue of hunger even more by […]

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A holiday message from Kathy

  As 2017 comes to a close, we are celebrating our core value of partnership at Hunger Free Colorado. There is nothing we do without amazing people and organizations like you. Every day I feel fortunate to work with people who share the belief that hunger is unjust, unnecessary and impacts us all. Thanks to […]

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Help Stop the Government from Recycling Totally Bogus Ideas!

It’s beginning to feel a lot like…1981? With the federal tax bill’s passage, Congressional leaders will turn their attention to cutting or changing programs that help Americans weather life storms, like food stamps and Medicaid, in 2018. One of the possible options may be “block grants,” which was first introduced 36 years ago. Who wants old, […]

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College Student Hunger Act of 2017

On September 28th a new house bill was introduced that would “amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to expand the eligibility of students to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program.”1 Currently, most students enrolled half time or more do not qualify for the supplemental nutrition assis-tance program (SNAP). However, there are certain […]

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