Farm Bill signed but still a ‘mixed bag’ for food stamps

Colorado avoided heavy cuts to the state’s food stamps program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), in the Farm Bill. President Obama signed the bill today, after it passed out of the U.S. Senate earlier this week with a 68-32 bipartisan vote and advanced from the House of Representatives with a strong [...]

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Breakfast in The Classroom: A Continuing Success

Skyline Vista Elementary School, Westminster Another veteran Breakfast in the Classroom program began last Fall in Westminster. Skyline Vista Elementary School is in its 13th year of offering breakfast after the bell. With only three kitchen staff and a small kitchen, the school makes it easy, and the positive school culture surrounding breakfast was evident [...]

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Make a New Year’s resolution to help end hunger in Colorado

In tens of thousands of homes across the state, our neighbors are struggling to make ends meet. Parents are forced to choose between buying food and paying rent, or having to feed their children instead themselves. Too many children start the day hungry, struggling to focus in the classroom and learn. And, after a lifetime [...]

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Two Views of Hunger in Metro Denver

Two Views of Hunger in Metro Denver

My last year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member has been a balance between the microscopic and macroscopic pictures that illustrate poverty and hunger in our communities.  Like a photo lens, I can zoom into a very specific story and then zoom out to the larger societal canvas. When I zoom in, I am working with [...]

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Second-grader gets into the holiday spirit by giving back

TJ, a second-grader at Prairie Crossing Elementary School in Parker, demonstrated what it means to be in the holiday spirit by hosting a “parents’ night out and kids’ night in” last Friday to give back to the community. Parents dropped off their children for a fun movie night, where they also learned about Hunger Free [...]

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Stories From Our Hotline

It’s hard enough to put food on the table and make ends meet. Individuals, families, and seniors who are currently on Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) have received a decrease in their food budgets by $11 – $36, according to the budget plan that affected more than half a million struggling Coloradans on November 1, 2013. [...]

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Showing Sincerity

“The happy phrasing of a compliment is one of the rarest human gifts and the happy delivery of it another.” – Mark Twain Recognizing our 35 wonderful volunteers is a way in which we can offer our sincerest gratitude for their volunteerism. We try to find out what motivates each one of them and ensure [...]

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