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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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Hunger Through My Lens participants host first exhibit in Prowers County

“It’s hard to believe hunger is an issue in our country,” shared one resident of Prowers County. It was a blue-bird day in Lamar, the Southeastern Colorado town of about 8,000 that serves as Prowers County’s seat. Topics of farming and ranching typically dominate local conversations, but this past Saturday, many were talking about the […]

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Hunger Through My Lens: Prowers County

Photos from the last of our Hunger Through My Lens “sister sites” are now online at HungerThroughMyLens.org, giving you and others the opportunity to experience everyday life from the perspective of residents who live on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. Four project participants — all residents of Prowers County — have shared their photographs and personal stories about how hunger has […]

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Surviving the holidays while poor

This story was written by Hunger Through My Lens participant Andrea Fuller, and first appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Photo by Andrea Fuller. While the holiday season is meant to be a joyful time, for many of us it is a time of great financial challenge and worry. Throughout December, as Christmas and New Year’s Eve drew […]

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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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Hunger Through My Lens unveiled in San Luis Valley

Another perspective on hunger in Colorado was unveiled last week when photographs, taken by residents of the San Luis Valley, were displayed for the first time in Alamosa. They are all participants—the real-life experts—of an advocacy project called Hunger Through My Lens, which started in Denver, and is now expanding to other areas around the […]

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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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