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Older Adult Community Meal Site Refreshed

Most were mobile, a few used walkers and one was wheel-chair bound, but they all wanted to help. Like excited children on Christmas morning, the group of older adults set-up tables and chairs, spread tablecloths, and positioned napkins, glasses, water pitchers and silverware on each table at the Denver Inner City Parish on Sept. 17. […]

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Helping Linda and other older Coloradans access groceries, needed nutrition

One hundred and twenty dollars per month can be a life preserver for some Colorado seniors like Linda. The 63-year-old resident of Englewood, Colo., struggled to put healthy food on the table for months. A nutritious diet was essential for Linda’s health, but due to a fixed income and medical expenses, she could not afford […]

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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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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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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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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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Offering help and hope… My day working the Hunger Free Hotline

“I’m a disabled senior about to lose my job and I have my 17-year-old teenage grandson living with me,” said one caller. “We literally have no food, and I saw that you may be able to help us.” Another shared, “I work full-time, but my small income makes it hard for me to take care […]

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