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Uptick in medical referrals to statewide food resource hotline

Working with Kaiser Permanente, Hunger Free Colorado helped create a system for medical providers to screen patients for food insecurity.  If a patient screens “positive,” the medical provider sends a referral to our statewide food resource hotline. Our food assistance navigators then proactively calls each patient, connecting them to food resources in their community, screening for federal nutrition programs, […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Brenda

Hunger Free Colorado’s statewide food resource hotline serves as a lifeline for those in need of food assistance. The hotline helps people of all ages, backgrounds and zip codes get connected to food pantries, meal sites and nutrition programs like food stamps, so they have the fuel to reach their full potential. Located in Denver, […]

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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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Coloradans share their stories on 9NEWS to raise awareness and action

By coming together and supporting well-being, we can strengthen our communities and state. 9NEWS (KUSA-TV), one of our media partners, hosts a bi-annual 9Cares Colorado Shares drive, where they collect non-perishable foods, along with other needed items, to support fellow community members. This year’s fall drive takes place on Saturday, Nov. 14, and as a […]

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Why our work is more vital now than ever before

I toured two food pantries recently on a Thursday morning, and it was an eye-opening experience. We first visited Community Ministry of Southwest Denver. There was a woman pushing a shopping cart picking out her food. In the cart was a small girl – it made me relate to my own situation as I have […]

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New state tax credit to boost fresh-food donations

More Colorado families will gain additional access to healthy, local foods. Gov. Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act on Friday, May 30, at Adobe House Farm in Durango, surrounded by ranchers, farmers, emergency food providers and community members. House Bill 14-1119 advanced from the House of Representatives and Senate, with widespread support under […]

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Stories From Our Hotline

It’s hard enough to put food on the table and make ends meet. Individuals, families, and seniors who are currently on Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) have received a decrease in their food budgets by $11 – $36, according to the budget plan that affected more than half a million struggling Coloradans on November 1, 2013. […]

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