Doull Elementary: Positive impacts of Breakfast in the Classroom

Six months after the implementation of Breakfast After the Bell, the initiative has contributed in reducing hunger of the youth, said the principal of a local school. “The barriers that once stopped the kids from having access to school breakfast no longer exist,” said Jodie Carrigan, principal of Doull Elementary School, a DPS school in […]

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Montrose school experiences success with Breakfast in the Classroom

The lumps were quickly smoothed out of the school breakfast program at Pomona Elementary School in Montrose. Shortly after offering all 411 students free breakfast each day in their first class, many teachers, leaders and custodians who had their doubts were converts. The biggest reason was better student behavior. “We have seen a decline in […]

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No holiday break for struggling Colorado families—and what’s at stake for kids in 2015

The holiday season is often portrayed as “merry and bright,” but for many Colorado families that’s not the case. When living paycheck to paycheck, a holiday break for families with school-age children leads to additional stress and tough choices like: Do I pay our rent and bills or buy groceries? It’s estimated that about one […]

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2014: A Year of Progress

This year marked a time of great progress in eradicating hunger across Colorado. Through innovation, collaboration, partnerships and the power of community, our state is breaking down barriers to provide all Coloradans with access to needed nutrition through healthy, affordable food. Some of the year’s highlights include: Connecting more Coloradans to food resources like food […]

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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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