Archive | March, 2012

Advocates Meet with Senator Bennet to Discuss Ending Hunger Through the Farm Bill

On Friday, March 23, we had the great privilege of  meeting with Senator Bennet, along with partners from Colorado Health Foundation, LiveWell Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, Colorado Children’s Campaign, Save-A-Lot, and King Soopers. We met with the Senator and his staff in the Denver office to discuss our collective priorities for […]

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GUEST BLOGGER Dr. Urbina: “The Department of Public Health and Environment is Hungry for Change”

The Hungry for Change 10,000 plate campaign was a great opportunity for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to partner with Hunger Free Colorado to help raise awareness about the issue of hunger, which impacted an estimated 900,000 individuals in our state in 2010.  CDPHE staff and visitors contributed nearly 200 plates, displayed […]

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Starting the Day Right

As part of a recent purchase of life insurance, I was required to visit a lab to have blood work done. When I learned that this process required 8 hours of fasting, I naturally tried to get the earliest appointment possible. Apparently I was not the only person with that idea, and I was forced […]

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New Breakfast Menu Items in Cherry Creek

National School Breakfast week was celebrated with new breakfast menu items and a Friday raffle at schools throughout Cherry Creek School District. New menu items include: an omelet, yogurt parfait (favorite of the students) and an English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich. It was my honor to participate in Cherry Creek’s activities through a breakfast visit to Holly Ridge […]

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Cynthia Baucom knows the importance of getting breakfast to children. As the Food Service Director for Fremont Re-2 School District, she spends her days ensuring all children in Fremont have access to balanced meals while at school. Both elementaries (Fremont and Penrose) and Fremont Middle School serve Breakfast in the Classroom.While their systems are not […]

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10 Ways to Fight Hunger in 10 Days: Way #6 Write a Letter to the Editor

Fired up about hunger in your community? We suggest that you write a letter to your local paper. The goal of getting the newspaper to print your letter is so that your important point will be effectively communicated to the readers. When you sit down to write your letter, ask yourself: Are you writing on […]

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10 Ways to Fight Hunger in 10 Days: Way # 5 Call Your Member of the U.S Congress

The Colorado Delegation Needs to Hear From You: Tips on Calling Your Member of the U.S. Congress Did you know that one of the most important things you can do to end hunger can be completed in about ten minutes? Believe it or not, a simple phone call can change how a Senator or Member […]

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