Hunger Free Colorado welcomes new Senior Vice President

Hunger Free Colorado, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization, is pleased to announce and welcome Vikki O’Neil into the newly created role of Senior Vice President. This follows the promotion of Kathy Underhill, former executive director, to CEO of Hunger Free Colorado. O’Neil will work collaboratively with Underhill and the board of directors to ensure programmatic […]

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Celebrating our volunteers

During National Volunteer Appreciation Month and National Volunteer Week, we want to recognize all of our great volunteers. THANK YOU for those who give their time to connect Coloradans to food resources via our statewide hotline and mobile services, participate in Hunger Through My Lens, educate people about the issue of hunger and take action […]

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Colorado now ranked 11th for school breakfast

The Food Research & Action Center recently released its annual School Breakfast Scorecard, which ranks states on the rate of participation in the national School Breakfast Program. We are excited to report that Colorado is now ranked 11th in the nation, compared to 20th last year and 44th nationally in 2009, for school breakfast participation by low-income students. Increasing school […]

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2016 Legislative Update

State Policy and the Colorado General Assembly Last week, six of Colorado’s most powerful members of the state legislature voted unanimously to help fix food stamps! Hunger Free Colorado’s top priority this legislative session is fixing food stamps across the state. In partnership with Republicans and Democrats in both the State House and the State […]

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Sharing stories, experiences during “Hungry for Change: Day at the Capitol”

We hosted our first “Hungry for Change: Day at the Capitol” on March 18, 2016. Even with the inclement weather, more than 70 advocates came to the Colorado State Capitol to bring more attention to the prevalence and impacts of hunger in their districts and across the state.     Rep. Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City) […]

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Hunger Free Colorado CEO receives national anti-hunger advocacy leadership award

Kathy Underhill, CEO for Hunger Free Colorado, was recognized with a national anti-hunger advocacy leadership award earlier this week. The “Dr. Raymond Wheeler/ Senator Paul Wellstone Anti-Hunger Advocacy Leadership Award” was presented by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) during the 2016 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, hosted jointly with Feeding America in Washington, D.C. […]

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Advocacy Reflection

Written by Bethany Howell of La Puente Home in Alamosa, Colo, one of the organizations that hosts a Hunger Through My Lens project. Though an official advocacy day at the Capitol was postponed, Bethany and her co-worker John had already made the trip and were able to meet personally with their legislators. Below is her […]

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