Archive | October, 2014

Kids, dogs walked to end hunger in Colorado

The Parker Kids’ Club, a self-organized philanthropy group of 21 children, hosted a Halloween dog walk fundraiser to benefit Hunger Free Colorado on Sunday, Oct. 26. The event, held at Clement Park in Littleton, drew dozens of families and dogs and brought in $400. The funds raised will help ensure more Coloradans have access to […]

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Food on the table helps families (like mine) get back on their feet

I have experienced poverty firsthand, growing up in the “projects” with my parents struggling to make ends meet. My dad worked 40+ hours each week to provide for my family, while my mom played an equally important role of caring for my siblings and me. I slept in the same bed with my siblings for […]

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A Place at the Table: Reactions & Actions

Last month, Chipotle hosted its weekly film screening as part of the Sustainable Food Film Series at the Denver Botanic Gardens. I was surprised at the turnout; I had never before attended one of the screenings in the series. The main event of the evening was watching and discussing the documentary, A Place at the […]

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Guest blog post: My experience with the Food Stamp Challenge

As a registered dietitian working in public health, food insecurity (lack of access to adequate food) is something that I talk about almost every day. Ironically, I have never actually put myself in the shoes of individuals who are dependent on supplemental food programs like SNAP/food stamps. When I was told about the Food Stamp […]

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