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Connecting Communities for the Common Good

The Colorado Convention Center, Korbel Ballroom was filled with faith-based and neighborhood organization representatives today for the Connecting Communities for the Common Good Conference (one of many in a series across the US). This conference came from the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Networking and sharing best practices of connecting communities was the purpose, with a look at […]

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Work without Working

At my regular Thursday site visit, I managed to sail through the reading program right into lunch interacting with the children and parents. They’re so enjoyable that it’s hard to believe I get paid to do the work. In fact, I don’t really consider it work. It’s not hard; it’s easy to build relationships and spend time […]

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Guest Blogger: Summer Food Site Visits by Ruth Warren

Written by Ruth Warren For the past week I have joined Hunger Free Colorado on site visits around Denver.  I was struck in both visits by the invisibility of those who live in poverty in the Denver area and who participate in this valuable extension of the School Lunch Program. Our first site visit is […]

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Mayor Mclean visits Northeast Elementary Summer Food Program in Brighton

On Friday, Mayor Dick Mclean visited Northeast Elementary Summer Food Site in Brighton. I was excited to visit Northeast for several reasons. Not only are they serving summer food and partnering with the nearby Shopneck Boys and Girls Club to ensure high participation, but during the school year they also serve universal free breakfast in the classroom. […]

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Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands

My mind works in song, and today I’m singing, “Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands.” For the next eight weeks my Fridays will entail cleaning up breakfast followed by preparing, serving and cleaning up lunch for a summer food site. So, the first thing I needed to do to follow health guidelines was to wash my […]

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Governor Hickenlooper Visits Alamosa Summer Lunch at Boys and Girls Club

On June 9th, Governor Hickenlooper visited a summer food site in Alamosa as part of Summer Food week. The Governor was joined by Darlene Barnes, Regional Administrator of USDA-FNS Mountain Plains; Frank Martinez, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of the San Luis Valley; Robert Alejo, Superintendent of Alamosa Schools; Kathy Roger, Mayor […]

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