Federal policy updates regarding child nutrition & food stamps

Much happened this week at the federal level that will impact our communities and Coloradans struggling with hunger: Child Nutrition Reauthorization On Wednesday, the House Education and Workforce Committee marked up a bill, which they introduced in late April to our disappointment. The measure was approved on a near party line vote. H.R. 5003 moves […]

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2016 State Legislative Wrap-up

What a session! It was a long 120 days that ended Wednesday evening, but the 2016 State Legislative Session led to significant steps forward for Coloradans struggling with hunger. For each of you that sent an email, made a phone call or met with your state legislators—THANK YOU! Hunger Free Colorado’s top priority this year […]

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The Story Behind Senate Bill 16-190

Last summer the Colorado Joint Budget Committee unexpectedly learned about a problem with food stamps in Colorado. The state-supervised, county-administered program was penalized with a $1 million fine by the USDA due to issues with the administration of food stamps. The  committee of six state legislators–three Representatives from the State House and three State Senators, […]

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Legislative updates: Food assistance bill advances, another bill introduced to support kids & schools

Yesterday was a busy day at the Colorado State Capitol for bills relating to food and nutrition. Here are some updates that we wanted to share: State Bill to Improve Food Assistance Heads to Governor’s Desk Only a few weeks ago the Joint Budget Committee introduced Senate Bill 16-190, bipartisan legislation to increase the efficiency […]

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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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