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. The funds raised will help ensure more Coloradans have access to healthy, affordable food. [...]

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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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Guest blog post: My experience with the Food Stamp Challenge

As a registered dietitian working in public health, food insecurity (lack of access to adequate food) is something that I talk about almost every day. Ironically, I have never actually put myself in the shoes of individuals who are dependent on supplemental food programs like SNAP/food stamps. When I was told about the Food Stamp [...]

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Business Innovation Factory 10th Annual Summit – Transforming Social Systems

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) 10th Annual Summit in Providence, Rhode Island. The conference is a unique gathering of the minds where famous entrepreneurs mix with social change makers and share their stories. These stories help presenters connect with the audience, spark creativity, and “show” instead of [...]

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Older Adult Community Meal Site Refreshed

Most were mobile, a few used walkers and one was wheel-chair bound, but they all wanted to help. Like excited children on Christmas morning, the group of older adults set-up tables and chairs, spread tablecloths, and positioned napkins, glasses, water pitchers and silverware on each table at the Denver Inner City Parish on Sept. 17. [...]

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Helping Linda and other older Coloradans access groceries, needed nutrition

One hundred and twenty dollars per month can be a life preserver for some Colorado seniors like Linda. The 63-year-old resident of Englewood, Colo., struggled to put healthy food on the table for months. A nutritious diet was essential for Linda’s health, but due to a fixed income and medical expenses, she could not afford [...]

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