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We stand with all Coloradans, no matter where they were born / Nos solidarizamos con todos en Colorado, sin importar dónde nacieron

                  Last month, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Such executive action directly impacts the health and well-being of many individuals and families in Colorado, who now could face an uncertain future, which in turn affects all of us. DREAMers, their families, and […]

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Will you join me on Wednesday, Sept. 27?

It’s almost here! What I’m referring to is my favorite work day of the year – the Hungry for Change Summit. I know I say this every year, but that’s because it’s true. I love getting to spend the day learning alongside you and reconnecting. Haven’t registered yet? The conference sells out every year, but there’s […]

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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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On the confirmation of Sonny Perdue, our new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Our team at Hunger Free Colorado welcomes the opportunity to work with Sonny Perdue, who recently was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and share with him Colorado’s perspective on the important role of nutrition programs, which ensure Americans of all ages, backgrounds and zip codes can access the food they need […]

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Uptick in medical referrals to statewide food resource hotline

Working with Kaiser Permanente, Hunger Free Colorado helped create a system for medical providers to screen patients for food insecurity.  If a patient screens “positive,” the medical provider sends a referral to our statewide food resource hotline. Our food assistance navigators then proactively calls each patient, connecting them to food resources in their community, screening for federal nutrition programs, […]

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New law will improve administration of food stamps, help Coloradans access needed nutrition

Coloradans facing hunger may now have fewer barriers to accessing nutritious food thanks to a bill passed unanimously by the state legislature. Gov. John Hickenlooper joined state and county leaders at Arapahoe County Human Services yesterday to sign Senate Bill 16-190 into law. The bipartisan legislation, sponsored by the Joint Budget Committee, seeks to improve […]

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Aiming for average: New data underscores need to improve food stamp administration, access across Colorado

New data highlights longstanding issues with the administration of food stamps in Colorado. Today, we released “Food Stamp Impact Reports” for all 64 counties today that detail the efficiency and effectiveness of the state-supervised, county-administered program. While some Colorado counties meet national averages and federal guidelines, the overall data shows below-average performance at the state […]

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