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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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New data shows improvement in food stamp access across Colorado, but need for progress remains

  One year after the release of the first-ever Food Stamp Impact Reports, Colorado counties have measurably improved enrollment for eligible residents, but the state still ranks 45th nationally for access in the program. Hunger Free Colorado released its annual Food Stamp Impact Reports for all 64 counties today that detail the efficiency and effectiveness […]

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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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Food Stamps Invest in Colorado’s Children

Food stamps, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), helps Colorado families put food on the table. But we know that it accomplishes much more than that. Such reinforcement is improving our children’s futures. Research increasingly shows that food stamps can ward against the long-term effects on children of experiencing poverty, abuse or neglect, parental […]

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Policy updates: Amendment 70, food stamps & child nutrition programs

POSITION ON AMENDMENT 70 Hunger Free Colorado has officially endorsed the Colorado Families for a Fair Wage campaign in support of Amendment 70, which will be on Colorado’s November 2016 ballot. The coalition of small business owners, community partners, working families and faith organizations aim to increase the minimum wage to $12 by the year 2020.   Currently, the […]

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New USDA Report Shows Progress, But Still Too Many Struggling with Hunger

About 1 in 8 Coloradans and Americans were, at times, unsure when or where they would get their next meal during 2015, according to new data released by the USDA’s Economic Research Service last week. The annual report, Household Food Security in the United States in 2015, shows a significant decline in the national rate […]

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GUEST POST: Street Corner Dignity

This is a guest post by Becky Mares, Community Engagement Manager for Cooking Matters Colorado. Part I: A man stands on the corner of 6th and Sherman. A simple sign says, “PLEASE HELP.” His name is Gus. He’s an older gentleman with a kindly face, looks well-groomed, and has a slight accent – I think […]

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