Aiming for average: New data underscores need to improve food stamp administration, access across Colorado

New data highlights longstanding issues with the administration of food stamps in Colorado. Today, we released “Food Stamp Impact Reports” for all 64 counties today that detail the efficiency and effectiveness of the state-supervised, county-administered program. While some Colorado counties meet national averages and federal guidelines, the overall data shows below-average performance at the state […]

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization advancing

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee unveiled a draft, bipartisan bill to reauthorize all child nutrition programs called The Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016. The agreement provides for a five-year reauthorization of key federal school meal and child nutrition programs through fiscal year 2020. Strong child nutrition programs benefit […]

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Surviving the holidays while poor

This story was written by Hunger Through My Lens participant Andrea Fuller, and first appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Photo by Andrea Fuller. While the holiday season is meant to be a joyful time, for many of us it is a time of great financial challenge and worry. Throughout December, as Christmas and New Year’s Eve drew […]

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Reflecting on 2015 — and looking ahead

As 2015 comes to an end, we wanted to reflect on the progress made in the past year. Through innovation, collaboration, partnerships and the power of community, our state continues to break down barriers to provide all Coloradans with access to healthy, affordable food. Here are some of the highlights from 2015: Connecting 5,928 Coloradans […]

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A reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving

It all started with the thought that “no kid in Colorado should go hungry” by a seven-year-old with a determined look in his bright blue eyes. Over the past three years, TJ has never wavered in his conviction to make this belief a reality. Lemonade stands, movie nights, bowling, dog walks and the formation of […]

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Hunger Through My Lens unveiled in San Luis Valley

Another perspective on hunger in Colorado was unveiled last week when photographs, taken by residents of the San Luis Valley, were displayed for the first time in Alamosa. They are all participants—the real-life experts—of an advocacy project called Hunger Through My Lens, which started in Denver, and is now expanding to other areas around the […]

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Coloradans share their stories on 9NEWS to raise awareness and action

By coming together and supporting well-being, we can strengthen our communities and state. 9NEWS (KUSA-TV), one of our media partners, hosts a bi-annual 9Cares Colorado Shares drive, where they collect non-perishable foods, along with other needed items, to support fellow community members. This year’s fall drive takes place on Saturday, Nov. 14, and as a […]

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