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50 years of SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, has helped struggling Americans access nutritious food, lifted millions out of poverty and supported our economy for the past 50 years. View this USDA infographic about the history and impact of this program that continues to improve lives and strengthen communities. Then, read our […]

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2014 Outstanding Youth Group: Parker Kids’ Club

Congratulations to the Parker Kids’ Club, a self-organized service group of 21 young philanthropists, for receiving the 2014 Outstanding Youth Group Award, presented by National Philanthropy Day Colorado. They were recognized with this honor on Nov. 14, 2014, for their efforts to raise funds and awareness for Hunger Free Colorado and other local nonprofits. Watch […]

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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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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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Helping Linda and other older Coloradans access groceries, needed nutrition

One hundred and twenty dollars per month can be a life preserver for some Colorado seniors like Linda. The 63-year-old resident of Englewood, Colo., struggled to put healthy food on the table for months. A nutritious diet was essential for Linda’s health, but due to a fixed income and medical expenses, she could not afford […]

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New state tax credit to boost fresh-food donations

More Colorado families will gain additional access to healthy, local foods. Gov. Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act on Friday, May 30, at Adobe House Farm in Durango, surrounded by ranchers, farmers, emergency food providers and community members. House Bill 14-1119 advanced from the House of Representatives and Senate, with widespread support under […]

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Q&A with “summer food” artist, Jalia

Jalia H., a 13-year-old from Aurora, recently won a poster contest that resulted in her artwork being displayed across the state via postcards, banners (like what’s in the photo), fliers, bus and movie theater ads, websites and more—all to promote a statewide program that connects Colorado kids and teens to free, nutritious meals during the […]

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