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Starving the American Dream

Abraham Lincoln famously stated that “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”  How remarkable that this quote may resonate more today more than any other time in American history and how ironic it comes from the founder of the political party currently set to evade their sacred responsibility to lead this […]

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SNAP-Up Challenge bringing healthy food resources to those in our community

This was the first year we offered the SNAP-Up Challenge. The purpose of the Challenge was to engage the community and get as many organizations involved as possible in helping connect their community members and neighbors to food resources such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It’s estimated that more than 800,000 Coloradans are […]

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A Message From Your Neighborhood Food Truck

“Working on Your Neighborhood Food Truck has been an amazing experience.  Last week I was at a site and a young man came to visit.  He wanted to thank us for providing him a lifeline.  With our assistance, he was able to keep food on the table over the past two months.  He was excited […]

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Our County Volunteer Program: Our Stories

After seeing Maya Angelou speak back in my college days, I count her as one of the truly wise and empowering individuals in this world. She has been known to say many powerful things and among them is “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.”  What made me think […]

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SNAP benefits continue to shrink as need in Colorado grows

The USDA has just released the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) data for fiscal year 2012. For families in Colorado, the news could have been better.  The average monthly benefits per household in Colorado have decreased—from $317.73 in 2011 to $305.27 in 2012. While that doesn’t seem like much, in the long run, it means […]

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Offering help and hope… My day working the Hunger Free Hotline

“I’m a disabled senior about to lose my job and I have my 17-year-old teenage grandson living with me,” said one caller. “We literally have no food, and I saw that you may be able to help us.” Another shared, “I work full-time, but my small income makes it hard for me to take care […]

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New SNAP Outreach initiative assists organizations, helps struggling families in Colorado

Do you want to help ensure that families in your community have access to nutritious food? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is the first line of defense against hunger. It enables eligible households to pay for groceries—literally putting food on the table for more millions of Americans. Right now, […]

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