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Mapping Colorado’s human services landscape

Human service programs, such as food, health care, child care and financial assistance, aim to ensure Colorado communities have the building blocks for a prosperous future. An interactive dashboard, released on Aug. 9, 2016, aggregates county-level data to provide a clear picture of how these programs are ensuring the well-being of all Coloradans. Funded by […]

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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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Summer Food Service Program: Helping Communities Across Denver

Working at Hunger Free Colorado with the Summer Food Service Program has led me to parts of Denver that shed light on the complexities of our neighborhoods and the immense reach of schools and community organizations. I, for one, would not expect a church to be located inside a building situated between a cell phone […]

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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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A Conversation in Cultural Relevancy- Summer Food

“The lunch truck is here, the lunch truck is here,” exclaimed many excited children during my recent visit to Shadow Tree Apartments; a Summer Food Service Program mobile site, located in Aurora, Colorado.  Upon this pronouncement, most of the children put down their balls and paint brushes and jump ropes in order to get in […]

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495 Sites Across Colorado Open During Summer Months to Feed Kids

This summer in Colorado, more than 495 schools and community sites are opening their doors to provide nutritious meals to youth between the ages of 1 and 18 at no cost! The Summer Food Service Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, offers “food that’s in when school is out.” Breakfast, lunch, snacks and […]

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Fairview Elementary Breakfast in the Classroom

For school staff in Denver looking for a veteran, after-the-bell breakfast program to observe, Fairview Elementary is the place! This ECE-5 school has been offering Breakfast in the Classroom to its students for 11 years. For the first ten of those, staff delivered breakfasts to three floors, without an elevator! Another notable aspect of their […]

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