Archive | June, 2013

Towards More Senior Friendly Pantries

Senior Nutrition is currently working on the creation of literature and a training program for food pantries that focuses on the special needs—nutritional and otherwise—of senior clients. The objective of this pantry training is to ensure that the senior clients of local food banks are having their needs met. There are an array of medical […]

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Breakfast For All: Alysh’s Story

Breakfast For All: Alysh’s Story

There are several factors that have led to my support for the Breakfast After the Bell Program in Colorado.  I am extremely lucky to work with the people I do, and I feel that with my knowledge and experience, I am in a position to help those whose situation I was previously in. When I was […]

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A Conversation in Cultural Relevancy- Summer Food

“The lunch truck is here, the lunch truck is here,” exclaimed many excited children during my recent visit to Shadow Tree Apartments; a Summer Food Service Program mobile site, located in Aurora, Colorado.  Upon this pronouncement, most of the children put down their balls and paint brushes and jump ropes in order to get in […]

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495 Sites Across Colorado Open During Summer Months to Feed Kids

This summer in Colorado, more than 495 schools and community sites are opening their doors to provide nutritious meals to youth between the ages of 1 and 18 at no cost! The Summer Food Service Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, offers “food that’s in when school is out.” Breakfast, lunch, snacks and […]

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Hunger P.O.D. Squad: Make A Difference Today!

Members of the Hunger P.O.D. Squad are individuals committed to learning more about the issue of hunger, spreading the word about the issue, and doing what they can to help solve hunger in Colorado. In May, members who committed to learning more gathered at Hunger Free Colorado for their first quarterly learning session.  At this […]

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Make Way For the Grocery Delivery Program!

The Senior Nutrition Department is relatively new to Hunger Free Colorado. As a young department, Senior Nutrition has quite a few programs and initiatives that comprise the campaign to end senior hunger in Colorado. Senior Nutrition projects currently include increasing SNAP outreach to the elderly, the creation of senior specific nutrition and SNAP literature, training […]

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