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What I’m thankful for

Thanksgiving is always a time for me to reflect: What am I thankful for? I am thankful to have three healthy girls who remind me to look at the world from a child’s perspective of wonder and how the simplest thing can be filled with joy. I’m grateful that I get to work each day […]

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Celebrating our volunteers

During National Volunteer Appreciation Month and National Volunteer Week, we want to recognize all of our great volunteers. THANK YOU for those who give their time to connect Coloradans to food resources via our statewide hotline and mobile services, participate in Hunger Through My Lens, educate people about the issue of hunger and take action […]

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Coloradans share their stories on 9NEWS to raise awareness and action

By coming together and supporting well-being, we can strengthen our communities and state. 9NEWS (KUSA-TV), one of our media partners, hosts a bi-annual 9Cares Colorado Shares drive, where they collect non-perishable foods, along with other needed items, to support fellow community members. This year’s fall drive takes place on Saturday, Nov. 14, and as a […]

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Food on the table helps families (like mine) get back on their feet

I have experienced poverty firsthand, growing up in the “projects” with my parents struggling to make ends meet. My dad worked 40+ hours each week to provide for my family, while my mom played an equally important role of caring for my siblings and me. I slept in the same bed with my siblings for […]

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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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Make a New Year’s resolution to help end hunger in Colorado

In tens of thousands of homes across the state, our neighbors are struggling to make ends meet. Parents are forced to choose between buying food and paying rent, or having to feed their children instead themselves. Too many children start the day hungry, struggling to focus in the classroom and learn. And, after a lifetime […]

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Showing Sincerity

“The happy phrasing of a compliment is one of the rarest human gifts and the happy delivery of it another.” – Mark Twain Recognizing our 35 wonderful volunteers is a way in which we can offer our sincerest gratitude for their volunteerism. We try to find out what motivates each one of them and ensure […]

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