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Guest blog: Shopping, cooking and living on $31.92 for one week (SNAP Challenge)

In college, I learned right away that I knew little about cooking and I could hardly afford to buy the needed food when I found a recipe I wanted to try. Recently a coworker posted a photo of the food she purchased during the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge posed by Hunger Free Colorado to Leadership Denver. […]

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A STRIVE Preparatory School now brings breakfast into the classroom

Yesterday, I observed one of the many schools offering Breakfast in the Classroom in Colorado. I was at the STRIVE Preparatory School’s Highlands campus, where they just implemented the innovative serving model this fall. Jessica and Ambrosia—the two kitchen staff charged with preparing and delivering hundreds of breakfasts to students in classrooms this year—worked like […]

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HFC Visits Lightning Lonnie’s Fitness & Learning Center

Friday, June 15th, I had an inspiring visit to an amazing center for youth in Denver.  “Lightning” Lonnie Smith is a retired boxer, and has won a couple of world titles in his boxing days. Listening to Lonnie tell his story was very inspiring to me. He told us how he became a world famous […]

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Colorado Proud

Yesterday I had the privilege to participate in the Colorado Proud School Meal Day with Denver Public Schools (DPS). While the festivities celebrated the use of Colorado agriculture products in the DPS school meals, there were many other reasons to be excited for DPS. Specifically, McGlone Elementary School, where the celebration took place, displayed their […]

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