Archive | April, 2017

Uptick in medical referrals to statewide food resource hotline

Working with Kaiser Permanente, Hunger Free Colorado helped create a system for medical providers to screen patients for food insecurity.  If a patient screens “positive,” the medical provider sends a referral to our statewide food resource hotline. Our food assistance navigators then proactively calls each patient, connecting them to food resources in their community, screening for federal nutrition programs, […]

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Federal legislation to watch

Congress is wrapping up its April Recess and then it’s back to work on Capitol Hill. There are multiple pieces of legislation being considered this year that could affect Coloradans experiencing hunger. To aid you, we’ve provided a summary of legislation at the federal level that we want you to know about: H.R.610 No Hungry Kids […]

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Prowers County participants share their stories

With the 2017 legislative session in full swing, it was a busy day at the Colorado State Capitol when three participants from the Hunger Through My Lens project in Prowers County joined more than 80 advocates for “Hungry for Change: Day at the Capitol” in February. Hosted by Hunger Free Colorado, the day is dedicated […]

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Food stamp funding a win-win for Larimer County

The following guest column originally appeared in The Coloradoan on April 6, 2017. As a father and a physician, I recognize that few things are more important than the ability to put nutritious food on the table. The link between health and hunger is undeniable and when families have access to healthy food, babies develop, children excel […]

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