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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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Dirty With A Purpose

I had perpetual garden dirt under my fingernails through April, May and much of June. Finally, the last two weeks, the hoe has done most of the dirty work and my hands are less filthy and caloused. I work in two gardens, one at home for my family and one a donation garden.  Through the donation garden, we […]

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Towards More Senior Friendly Pantries

Senior Nutrition is currently working on the creation of literature and a training program for food pantries that focuses on the special needs—nutritional and otherwise—of senior clients. The objective of this pantry training is to ensure that the senior clients of local food banks are having their needs met. There are an array of medical […]

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A Conversation in Cultural Relevancy- Summer Food

“The lunch truck is here, the lunch truck is here,” exclaimed many excited children during my recent visit to Shadow Tree Apartments; a Summer Food Service Program mobile site, located in Aurora, Colorado.  Upon this pronouncement, most of the children put down their balls and paint brushes and jump ropes in order to get in […]

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Make Way For the Grocery Delivery Program!

The Senior Nutrition Department is relatively new to Hunger Free Colorado. As a young department, Senior Nutrition has quite a few programs and initiatives that comprise the campaign to end senior hunger in Colorado. Senior Nutrition projects currently include increasing SNAP outreach to the elderly, the creation of senior specific nutrition and SNAP literature, training […]

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Guest blog: Trying to maintain active lifestyle with only $4.56/day (SNAP Challenge)

Roughly 72 hours earlier (from the date I started this blog), I began Day 1 of the SNAP Challenge (aka Food Stamp Challenge). Let’s be clear: I’m not trying act as if I’d understand what it’s really like to live a life of poverty where living on food stamps is only part of the struggle. […]

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Guest blog: My week with only $4.56 per day for groceries (SNAP Challenge)

I participated in the SNAP Challenge, which encourages individuals to live on the amount of money that is provided to those on food stamps—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It’s done in an effort to raise awareness around the more than 50 million Americans facing hunger and food insecurity each day. (Learn more about SNAP here.) I […]

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