Archive | June, 2012

HFC Visits Lightning Lonnie’s Fitness & Learning Center

Friday, June 15th, I had an inspiring visit to an amazing center for youth in Denver.  “Lightning” Lonnie Smith is a retired boxer, and has won a couple of world titles in his boxing days. Listening to Lonnie tell his story was very inspiring to me. He told us how he became a world famous […]

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Volunteers at the Denver Department of Human Services

Food Assistance Navigator and AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Kathleen Ferrick dissuses the  partnership between Hunger Free Colorado and the Denver Department of Human Services and the effect this is having on those applying for SNAP and other federal benefits. Over the past 4 months, I have gained valuable insight regarding the experience of applying for SNAP […]

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An Innovative Way to Feed Children this Summer

An Innovative Way to Feed Children this Summer

Yesterday, District 11 launched their mobile Summer Food Service Program in Colorado Springs; Child Nutrition Associate Alex Bergland explains the cool ways District 11 is feeding their kids this summer. Today was such a great day; I got to follow a mobile site route to different mobile home parks in Colorado Springs! The day started […]

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Radio Disney and Undersecretary Kevin Concannon help launch Loveland, Co. SFSP site

Radio Disney and Undersecretary Kevin Concannon help launch Loveland, Co. SFSP site

Yesterday’s launch event was another great success! It was held at Sarah Milner Elementary in Loveland, and seems to be a successful Summer Food Site thus far. Today’s lunch was a slice of pizza, fruit cup, salad and milk. The kids also had the option of choosing a sandwich or larger salad instead of the […]

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100 Children Served at SFSP Launch

100 Children Served at SFSP Launch

Healing Waters Family Center launch their SFSP program with a visit from the Denver Nuggets This week marks the 2nd annual National USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Kick off Week (June 11-15). I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit four SFSP launch events this week, and directly experience the Summer Food […]

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2nd Annual USDA SFSP Kick-Off Week Begins Today!

Today marks the 2nd annual National Summer Food Service Program Kick Off Week (June 11-15)!  During the school year, more than 21 million children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.  But when school is out, many low-income kids relying on these school meals, go hungry.  […]

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Ray Bradbury, Author of Farenheit 451

Beloved author Ray Bradbury, died last week at the age of 91. This video is about his love of libraries and books, but he also mentions that as a boy his family was “very poor” and received help with food or “government relief”. Can you imagine if his family were not able to get help? […]

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