House Budget Cuts Billions from Food Assistance for Coloradans

The House Budget Committee recently approved the 2018 budget resolution, which strips billions of dollars from a program that helps working families put food on the table while giving huge tax cuts to corporations and the very wealthy. Alongside drastic cuts to programs that expand economic opportunity for everyday Americans, the budget includes major reductions […]

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Senator Bennet visits Parker, CO

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet recently visited the Parker Task Force, a nonprofit staffed entirely by volunteers and dedicated to serving the communities of Parker, Franktown and Elizabeth with food, financial assistance and other support services. Bennet has long been an advocate for fighting hunger in Colorado, and decided to roll up his sleeves to assist clients […]

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Prevent Food Assistance Cuts in the House Budget

Help stop massive cuts of $400-$500 billion to programs, such as food stamps, that help Americans access the fuel they need to thrive! The U.S. House Budget Committee is convening to draft its budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2018. Numerous sources substantiate that the House is seeking to make these cuts in order to offset the costs of tax […]

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Partnership with Whole Foods Market for new mobile service to increase healthy food access

  Hunger Free Colorado is pleased to announce a new partnership with Whole Foods Market® to launch a mobile food assistance van called Your Neighborhood Food Connection. The van will travel across the state, sharing information about food access and providing food assistance program sign-up services on the spot. The goal of the initiative is to […]

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2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

Now that the 71st General Assembly has come to a close, legislators and advocates alike finally have the opportunity to step back, catch their breath, and regard the fruits of their labor these last five months. We at Hunger Free Colorado want to update you on some of the bills that will most impact hunger […]

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On the confirmation of Sonny Perdue, our new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Our team at Hunger Free Colorado welcomes the opportunity to work with Sonny Perdue, who recently was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and share with him Colorado’s perspective on the important role of nutrition programs, which ensure Americans of all ages, backgrounds and zip codes can access the food they need […]

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Uptick in medical referrals to statewide food resource hotline

Working with Kaiser Permanente, Hunger Free Colorado helped create a system for medical providers to screen patients for food insecurity.  If a patient screens “positive,” the medical provider sends a referral to our statewide food resource hotline. Our food assistance navigators then proactively calls each patient, connecting them to food resources in their community, screening for federal nutrition programs, […]

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