First day shopping with food stamps

First day shopping with food stamps

“People often assume that our first shopping trip would have been demeaning or sad to me. On the contrary, I can’t talk about federal nutrition assistance, or my first experience using it, without smiling,” wrote Dr. Robin Dickinson, a physician, mother, wife and participant of Hunger Through My Lens. “Walking through the store and loading food […]

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Why our work is more vital now than ever before

I toured two food pantries recently on a Thursday morning, and it was an eye-opening experience. We first visited Community Ministry of Southwest Denver. There was a woman pushing a shopping cart picking out her food. In the cart was a small girl – it made me relate to my own situation as I have […]

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50 years of SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, has helped struggling Americans access nutritious food, lifted millions out of poverty and supported our economy for the past 50 years. View this USDA infographic about the history and impact of this program that continues to improve lives and strengthen communities. Then, read our […]

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2014 Outstanding Youth Group: Parker Kids’ Club

Congratulations to the Parker Kids’ Club, a self-organized service group of 21 young philanthropists, for receiving the 2014 Outstanding Youth Group Award, presented by National Philanthropy Day Colorado. They were recognized with this honor on Nov. 14, 2014, for their efforts to raise funds and awareness for Hunger Free Colorado and other local nonprofits. Watch […]

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Kids, dogs walked to end hunger in Colorado

The Parker Kids’ Club, a self-organized philanthropy group of 21 children, hosted a Halloween dog walk fundraiser to benefit Hunger Free Colorado on Sunday, Oct. 26. The event, held at Clement Park in Littleton, drew dozens of families and dogs and brought in $400. The funds raised will help ensure more Coloradans have access to […]

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Food on the table helps families (like mine) get back on their feet

I have experienced poverty firsthand, growing up in the “projects” with my parents struggling to make ends meet. My dad worked 40+ hours each week to provide for my family, while my mom played an equally important role of caring for my siblings and me. I slept in the same bed with my siblings for […]

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A Place at the Table: Reactions & Actions

Last month, Chipotle hosted its weekly film screening as part of the Sustainable Food Film Series at the Denver Botanic Gardens. I was surprised at the turnout; I had never before attended one of the screenings in the series. The main event of the evening was watching and discussing the documentary, A Place at the […]

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