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How hunger is like a Rubik’s Cube

As 2016 comes to a close, I’ve been contemplating the work ahead of us. Like many organizational leaders, I wonder how the new administration and Congress will shape upcoming federal legislation that directly impacts so many Colorado residents. There’s Child Nutrition Reauthorization, which expired in September 2015 and has been put on hold. It invests in […]

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Aiming for average: New data underscores need to improve food stamp administration, access across Colorado

New data highlights longstanding issues with the administration of food stamps in Colorado. Today, we released “Food Stamp Impact Reports” for all 64 counties today that detail the efficiency and effectiveness of the state-supervised, county-administered program. While some Colorado counties meet national averages and federal guidelines, the overall data shows below-average performance at the state […]

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Reflecting on 2015 — and looking ahead

As 2015 comes to an end, we wanted to reflect on the progress made in the past year. Through innovation, collaboration, partnerships and the power of community, our state continues to break down barriers to provide all Coloradans with access to healthy, affordable food. Here are some of the highlights from 2015: Connecting 5,928 Coloradans […]

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A reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving

It all started with the thought that “no kid in Colorado should go hungry” by a seven-year-old with a determined look in his bright blue eyes. Over the past three years, TJ has never wavered in his conviction to make this belief a reality. Lemonade stands, movie nights, bowling, dog walks and the formation of […]

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Reflecting on the Hungry for Change Summit 2015

It was so great to see so many people at the fifth annual Hungry for Change Summit on Tuesday. Thanks to all who could join us to discuss ideas and solutions that can move us toward a hunger-free Colorado! Collaboration is key in creating the systemic, policy and social changes needed at the federal, state and […]

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Will you join me on Sept. 29?

I hope to see you in a few weeks at the Hungry for Change Summit 2015, hosted by Hunger Free Colorado. Early-bird registration closes Aug. 31, so if you haven’t already, register online now! The Summit is my favorite event of the year, because it’s a chance for more than 200 advocates and community members — […]

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WANTED: Stories & ideas for National Commission on Hunger

We have the opportunity to share Colorado’s perspective on a national platform—and we want to include your voice. The National Commission on Hunger is a congressionally appointed, bipartisan commission to provide policy recommendations to Congress and the USDA, as well as to provide innovative solutions that encourage public-private partnerships, faith-based sector engagement and community initiatives. […]

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