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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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It’s the holiday season…

with the whoop-de-do and hickory dock. The holiday season brings visions of a table full of delicious food and loved ones.  We travel from near and afar to gather in merriment, sing carols, play games, and most prominently EAT.  When I’ve asked my friends about their holiday plans, most explanations include where and when they [...]

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TEDX Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

This is a great TED video about how leaders inspire action. TED Talks Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers  

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Hockey Fans Against Hunger

Last night, I had the sheer delight of working a Hungry for Change plate table at the Pepsi Center,  home of the enormous paper plate. As a huge sports fan, this was quite the thrill. HFC staff, Amanda, Meghan, and Dinah were also there to help raise awareness about hunger in Colorado. Big thanks to [...]

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Study: 15 million kids live in poverty

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9News Content “Hunger in Colorado: Perception vs. Reality”

DENVER – When most people think of hunger, the image of young children living in an underdeveloped country far away comes to mind. But the reality is, hunger exists right here in Colorado. In fact, in Colorado, more than 900,000 people -one in five Coloradans-suffer from food hardship. While hunger is most common in Metro [...]

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