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SNAP benefits continue to shrink as need in Colorado grows

The USDA has just released the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) data for fiscal year 2012. For families in Colorado, the news could have been better.  The average monthly benefits per household in Colorado have decreased—from $317.73 in 2011 to $305.27 in 2012. While that doesn’t seem like much, in the long run, it means […]

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New data underscores need for federal nutrition programs to stay strong

Some may say that hunger is not prevalent in a city like Denver. People always talk about our nearby skiing in the beautiful Rockies, famous chefs and restaurants, breweries, parks and professional sports teams. But, what many may not realize is that hunger does exist here—and many other major cities across the U.S. While visitors […]

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Farm Bill update – what’s next?

On July 12, the House Agricultural Committee passed its version of the Farm Bill—the Federal Agriculture and Risk Management Act (FARRM)—which cuts more than $16 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). The Farm Bill passed by the Senate—the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012—contains less […]

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Take Action: Say “NO” to SNAP Cuts in the 2012 House Farm Bill

We need you to say “NO” to SNAP cuts in the 2012 House Farm Bill today! Starting July 11, the House Agricultural Committee will make a decision on a Farm Bill Proposal that hurts struggling families by cutting more than $16 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). […]

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Advocates Meet with Senator Bennet to Discuss Ending Hunger Through the Farm Bill

On Friday, March 23, we had the great privilege of  meeting with Senator Bennet, along with partners from Colorado Health Foundation, LiveWell Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, Colorado Children’s Campaign, Save-A-Lot, and King Soopers. We met with the Senator and his staff in the Denver office to discuss our collective priorities for […]

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