GUEST POST: Month-long Food Stamp Challenge

“Finish your food because there are starving kids in Africa.” This is what my mother used to say to me as a young girl. The reality is that hunger is not only an issue in developing countries, but believe it or not, it exists in our local community. To say living off $4.14 a day […]

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Graciela’s story: “Food stamps make me feel as if I will survive”

When Graciela Rosales walked on to Your Neighborhood Food Truck last month, nothing about her family’s future seemed certain, a feeling she had experienced before. The truck, a 40-ft RV retrofitted and owned by Hunger Free Colorado to connect Denver-area families to food stamps and other food resources, was parked outside Denver Health’s Eastside Family […]

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Kids’ Club have a busy May, raise more money to end hunger

The philanthropic youth associated with the Parker Kids’ Club have once again pulled through for Hunger Free Colorado. The Prairie Crossing Elementary School chapter of the self-organized group hosted a “Dishing Up Change” fundraiser at their Parker school on May 6, 2015. The evening started with a food buffet and a few words from T.J. Berry, the […]

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WANTED: Stories & ideas for National Commission on Hunger

We have the opportunity to share Colorado’s perspective on a national platform—and we want to include your voice. The National Commission on Hunger is a congressionally appointed, bipartisan commission to provide policy recommendations to Congress and the USDA, as well as to provide innovative solutions that encourage public-private partnerships, faith-based sector engagement and community initiatives. […]

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Jack and Julie’s story: How will we pay for food and rent?

Jack and wife Julie, both in their early 80s, wondered aloud as to how they would pay for rent and food during a visit from their home-care nurse last month. Jack recently suffered two heart attacks, and medical bills from the ambulance rides and hospital stays began to trickle in, putting an additional strain on […]

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Volunteering for the Hunger Free Hotline: Monica’s story

If you’ve ever juggled a job while taking care of a family and trying to enjoy the warm weather, it may seem difficult to imagine adding anything else to that mix. But many Coloradans have found a great way to give back through volunteering their time and skills at local non-profit organizations. Hunger Free Colorado’s […]

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Doull Elementary: Positive impacts of Breakfast in the Classroom

Six months ago, teachers at an elementary school in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in Denver (Colorado) noticed that hundreds of the students faced hunger and poverty, thus creating a challenging environment for learning and for productive social interactions. Six months later, teachers and parents working together have begun to change that alarming situation. “The barriers […]

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