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Hunger on college campuses

National findings reveal that almost half of all college students experience hunger while attending school, with first-generation and non-white students being disproportionately affected. Due to lacking access to adequate food and strict requirements for food assistance programs, a majority of these students found themselves missing class or unable to afford needed textbooks. An op-ed in The New York Times, […]

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Seize the Opportunity: Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger

Yesterday, the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger was released. It would be remiss not to thank the Colorado Health Foundation for their key role. They have been a steadfast funder of work to improve access to healthy food for a number of years, and now they’re taking on the issue of hunger even more by […]

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Recap & resources: Hungry for Change Summit 2017

On behalf of our team at Hunger Free Colorado,  thank you to all who joined us (in-person and virtually) for the seventh annual Hungry for Change Summit last Wednesday! It was a great day of learning, networking, and sharing ideas and solutions that can move us toward a hunger-free Colorado. Equity, community engagement, and collaboration are key in creating […]

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Will you join me on Wednesday, Sept. 27?

It’s almost here! What I’m referring to is my favorite work day of the year – the Hungry for Change Summit. I know I say this every year, but that’s because it’s true. I love getting to spend the day learning alongside you and reconnecting. Haven’t registered yet? The conference sells out every year, but there’s […]

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Partnership with Whole Foods Market for new mobile service to increase healthy food access

  Hunger Free Colorado is pleased to announce a new partnership with Whole Foods Market® to launch a mobile food assistance van called Your Neighborhood Food Connection. The van will travel across the state, sharing information about food access and providing food assistance program sign-up services on the spot. The goal of the initiative is to […]

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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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Hunger Free Hotline answers record number of calls

Our statewide, food resource hotline is a one-stop shop for families and individuals in need of food assistance. Navigators are able to help Coloradans find food resources in their local neighborhoods, complete food stamp applications, and even provide useful information to those looking to donate or volunteer. All calls are kept confidential. In the last six […]

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