A holiday message from Kathy

 

As 2017 comes to a close, we are celebrating our core value of partnership at Hunger Free Colorado. There is nothing we do without amazing people and organizations like you. Every day I feel fortunate to work with people who share the belief that hunger is unjust, unnecessary and impacts us all.

Thanks to this shared belief, here are some highlights from our 2017 fiscal year:

  • Our statewide, bilingual food resource hotline saw incredible growth. In addition to an increase of nearly 2,000 calls, client referrals from physicians jumped up by 50 percent. Watch this video about the medical referral program.
  • Successful partnerships included the release of the Colorado Food Pantry Network‘s  Best Practices Guide and the realization of the new Your Neighborhood Food Connection van to provide in-person referrals and application assistance for nutrition programs throughout Colorado.
  • Also, a “Food Assistance” checkbox was added to the Medicaid application, spurring more than 1,000 households to get financial support for purchasing groceries while they weather one of life’s storms.

Please share your hunger-fighting highlights with us on Facebook and Twitter. And, if you’re still looking for that perfect gift to celebrate the holidays, why not make a donation to Hunger Free Colorado to keep the momentum of great work going?

Here’s to an amazing 2018 of working together!

Best,

Kathy Underhill
CEO
Hunger Free Colorado

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