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2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

Now that the 71st General Assembly has come to a close, legislators and advocates alike finally have the opportunity to step back, catch their breath, and regard the fruits of their labor these last five months. We at Hunger Free Colorado want to update you on some of the bills that will most impact hunger […]

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On the confirmation of Sonny Perdue, our new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Our team at Hunger Free Colorado welcomes the opportunity to work with Sonny Perdue, who recently was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and share with him Colorado’s perspective on the important role of nutrition programs, which ensure Americans of all ages, backgrounds and zip codes can access the food they need […]

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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Brenda

Hunger Free Colorado’s statewide food resource hotline serves as a lifeline for those in need of food assistance. The hotline helps people of all ages, backgrounds and zip codes get connected to food pantries, meal sites and nutrition programs like food stamps, so they have the fuel to reach their full potential. Located in Denver, […]

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