A Call to Engage

In many ways, last week’s election results have created more questions than answers.Icon-Legislation

One thing is certain though: Everyone elected to federal, state and local offices is here to serve us all. We will continue working, alongside many partners, donors, volunteers and advocates, to ensure all Coloradans have access to healthy, affordable food; to have nutritious food understood as a basic human right.

You may be asking yourself, “What can I do?” And we have one answer: Engage—participate and become involved. Make that your goal for today and going forward, because we can only create a hunger-free Colorado with your support, whatever that may look like.

Here are some simple ways you can engage:

  • Join our online action network. We’ll notify you when lawmakers are considering bills and proposals that impact the nearly 1 in 8 Coloradans who struggle with hunger.
  • Save the date for “Hungry for Change: Day at the Capitol,” taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at the Colorado State Capitol.
  • Attend the Real-World Advocacy Training,” hosted by the Human Services Network of Colorado and other partners, on Thursday, Dec. 8, for more guidance on framing the issue with elected officials, community members and more.
  • Join the Colorado Hunger-Free Champions network, if you’re willing to educate, share your expertise and/or be a spokesperson for the issue and solutions surrounding hunger.
  • Tap into our powerful toolkit of resources that can support you in making meaningful connections with newly elected and re-elected officials and their staff, as well as other community partners and supporters. (Contact us to learn more.)
  • Help connect neighbors to needed food resources, such as via our statewide Hunger Free Hotline (855-855-4626).

Together, we have made progress in ensuring no Coloradan goes hungry, regardless of their age, background or zip code. Join us as we continue to move that direction, because we’re all at our best when we have enough healthy food to eat.

From all of us at
Hunger Free Colorado

 

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