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Partnership with Whole Foods Market for new mobile service to increase healthy food access

  Hunger Free Colorado is pleased to announce a new partnership with Whole Foods Market® to launch a mobile food assistance van called Your Neighborhood Food Connection. The van will travel across the state, sharing information about food access and providing food assistance program sign-up services on the spot. The goal of the initiative is to […]

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Guest blog post: My experience with the Food Stamp Challenge

As a registered dietitian working in public health, food insecurity (lack of access to adequate food) is something that I talk about almost every day. Ironically, I have never actually put myself in the shoes of individuals who are dependent on supplemental food programs like SNAP/food stamps. When I was told about the Food Stamp […]

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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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Green Leaf Away!

Here’s a recipe for leadership: take a group of kids eager to learn and teach them community engagement skills. Add some passion for a particular cause or group of causes, and you create social change from the ground up. There are organizations all over the country that are taking youth engagement models and creating young […]

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Guest blog: What I learned from taking the SNAP Challenge

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) is the federal food assistance program, also known as food stamps, and to be eligible for this assistance, a household of two must take home no more than $14,712 in total net annual income. My wife and I recently took the seven-day SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge, in which participants must […]

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Summer Food Service Program: Helping Communities Across Denver

Working at Hunger Free Colorado with the Summer Food Service Program has led me to parts of Denver that shed light on the complexities of our neighborhoods and the immense reach of schools and community organizations. I, for one, would not expect a church to be located inside a building situated between a cell phone […]

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SNAP-Up Challenge bringing healthy food resources to those in our community

This was the first year we offered the SNAP-Up Challenge. The purpose of the Challenge was to engage the community and get as many organizations involved as possible in helping connect their community members and neighbors to food resources such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It’s estimated that more than 800,000 Coloradans are […]

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