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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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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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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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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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Reflecting on 2015 — and looking ahead

As 2015 comes to an end, we wanted to reflect on the progress made in the past year. Through innovation, collaboration, partnerships and the power of community, our state continues to break down barriers to provide all Coloradans with access to healthy, affordable food. Here are some of the highlights from 2015: Connecting 5,928 Coloradans […]

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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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