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Starving the American Dream

Abraham Lincoln famously stated that “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”  How remarkable that this quote may resonate more today more than any other time in American history and how ironic it comes from the founder of the political party currently set to evade their sacred responsibility to lead this […]

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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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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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495 Sites Across Colorado Open During Summer Months to Feed Kids

This summer in Colorado, more than 495 schools and community sites are opening their doors to provide nutritious meals to youth between the ages of 1 and 18 at no cost! The Summer Food Service Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, offers “food that’s in when school is out.” Breakfast, lunch, snacks and […]

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Fairview Elementary Breakfast in the Classroom

For school staff in Denver looking for a veteran, after-the-bell breakfast program to observe, Fairview Elementary is the place! This ECE-5 school has been offering Breakfast in the Classroom to its students for 11 years. For the first ten of those, staff delivered breakfasts to three floors, without an elevator! Another notable aspect of their […]

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Help Struggling Families in Colorado, Prevent Devastating Cuts to SNAP

There is much at stake for our neighbors—more than 800,000 Coloradans—who are at risk of hunger. The Senate and House agriculture committees are marking up the Farm Bill, which governs critical anti-hunger programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Cuts to SNAP could significantly undermine Colorado’s ability to provide […]

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From Teaching to Feeding

From Teaching to Feeding

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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