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Volunteers at the Denver Department of Human Services

Food Assistance Navigator and AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Kathleen Ferrick dissuses the  partnership between Hunger Free Colorado and the Denver Department of Human Services and the effect this is having on those applying for SNAP and other federal benefits. Over the past 4 months, I have gained valuable insight regarding the experience of applying for SNAP […]

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2nd Annual USDA SFSP Kick-Off Week Begins Today!

Today marks the 2nd annual National Summer Food Service Program Kick Off Week (June 11-15)!  During the school year, more than 21 million children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.  But when school is out, many low-income kids relying on these school meals, go hungry.  […]

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COPrevent: New SNAP Report Released

Check out CDPHE’s blog post about the recent USDA report. COPrevent: New SNAP Report Released: “Building a Healthy America: A Profile of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” Report Contains All You Ever Wanted to Know About SNAP.

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Hunger Free Colorado Heads to Durango

Before relocating to Colorado from Maine to begin a VISTA year with Hunger Free Colorado, my supervisor informed me that I would be going on a weekend-long application assistance trip to Durango.   In terms of vehicles, I was somewhat familiar with the name “Durango,” but it quickly became clear that the town has far more […]

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Food stamp families to critics: Walk in our shoes

Check out this great article on Food Stamps! By Jesse Washington, Associated Press January 19, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) – Some have advanced degrees and remember middle-class lives. Some work selling lingerie or building websites. They are white, black and Hispanic, young and old, homeowners and homeless. What they have in common: They’re all on food […]

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Nutritious, delicious, and out of reach – too many families in Colorado cannot afford fresh produce

DENVER – Most people know that fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals. They are sweet, crunchy, juicy, and refreshing. Adults are generally advised to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily to ensure proper nutrition and a healthy weight. But have you ever noticed that fresh fruits and vegetables aren’t […]

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No Child in this Beautiful State Should Know Hunger: Reflections from HFC’s Incoming Board Chair

As the incoming chair of the Board of Directors, I wanted to take some time to share my own personal perspective on why I joined Hunger Free Colorado and how we should be discussing this critical issue facing so many in our community.  First, without question and without reserve, I firmly believe no American should […]

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