Archive | September, 2012

One story of a hunger-free champion taking action

Last week, I received an unexpected phone call from a nontraditional educator and advocate. With her own resources and connections, she leads an afterschool program and summer education program for children living in her neighborhood—a mobile home park. During the school year, she arranges tutoring and activities for about 25 kids, ages 6 to 12. […]

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Why I’m so happy these ladies are MAD

Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of meeting a lot of MAD women. The M.A.D. (Making a Difference) ladies are a group that puts an engaged philanthropic spin on “book club.”  They research issues in the community, identify non-profits that are working on the issues, do their due diligence on the organizations and […]

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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 of Congress votes, thus impacting the lives of millions of people. There are a few things to […]

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Hunger Free Colorado Summit

Four reasons to register for the Hunger Free Colorado Summit 2012

Do want to learn how your work can have a stronger impact on ending hunger for Coloradans? Are you interested in connecting with other professionals who are hunger-free champions too? Join us for a full day of cross-sector learning at the Hunger Free Colorado Summit 2012. This year’s summit, presented by Walmart, will be held […]

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New SNAP Outreach initiative assists organizations, helps struggling families in Colorado

Do you want to help ensure that families in your community have access to nutritious food? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is the first line of defense against hunger. It enables eligible households to pay for groceries—literally putting food on the table for more millions of Americans. Right now, […]

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A Look Back: Connecting Children to Nutritious Meals During Summer Months

The summer of 2012 showed growth and increased knowledge among stakeholders in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP is federally funded through the USDA, administered by the Colorado Department of Education and implemented by schools, government agencies, private nonprofits and community organizations. Among these diverse partnerships, a common purpose connects the players: connect children […]

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