What I’m thankful for

Thanksgiving is always a time for me to reflect: What am I thankful for? I am thankful to have three healthy girls who remind me to look at the world from a child’s perspective of wonder and how the simplest thing can be filled with joy. I’m grateful that I get to work each day […]

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A Call to Engage

In many ways, last week’s election results have created more questions than answers. One thing is certain though: Everyone elected to federal, state and local offices is here to serve us all. We will continue working, alongside many partners, donors, volunteers and advocates, to ensure all Coloradans have access to healthy, affordable food; to have nutritious food […]

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Food Stamps Invest in Colorado’s Children

Food stamps, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), helps Colorado families put food on the table. But we know that it accomplishes much more than that. Such reinforcement is improving our children’s futures. Research increasingly shows that food stamps can ward against the long-term effects on children of experiencing poverty, abuse or neglect, parental […]

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Hunger Through My Lens participants host first exhibit in Prowers County

“It’s hard to believe hunger is an issue in our country,” shared one resident of Prowers County. It was a blue-bird day in Lamar, the Southeastern Colorado town of about 8,000 that serves as Prowers County’s seat. Topics of farming and ranching typically dominate local conversations, but this past Saturday, many were talking about the […]

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Help families access free tax help and a bigger refund

It isn’t April, but many Colorado families are already preparing to file taxes because they need their refund to help make ends meet. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that helps boost the incomes of low-wage, working families. It is also considered one of […]

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Policy updates: Amendment 70, food stamps & child nutrition programs

POSITION ON AMENDMENT 70 Hunger Free Colorado has officially endorsed the Colorado Families for a Fair Wage campaign in support of Amendment 70, which will be on Colorado’s November 2016 ballot. The coalition of small business owners, community partners, working families and faith organizations aim to increase the minimum wage to $12 by the year 2020.   Currently, the […]

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7 years and counting until we’re no longer needed

Seven years ago on October 5, Hunger Free Colorado officially launched from a merger of two nonprofit organizations to bring a stronger, more unified voice to the issue and solutions surrounding hunger across Colorado. It all began at my dining room table with one employee. Since then, we have grown in staff and impact as […]

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