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 with amazing community partners to solve hunger in Colorado, so one day, no one has to worry when or where they will get their next meal.
I’m grateful, because when I needed the reinforcement of programs like food stamps, I received the much-needed support. I’ve been there: on the receiving end of needing and getting help.
I’m thankful that community resources such as food pantries, food stamps, school lunch, summer meals and many other nutrition programs exist in our country and state. They serve as life preservers; there to help families and individuals weather life’s storms.
I’m grateful for the many allies who stand with those of us who may have struggled; that also believe hunger is solvable, unjust and unnecessary, and it impacts us all.
I’m thankful for you and your support, whether as an advocate, donor, volunteer or partner.
Now more than ever, we will need to champion, collaborate, innovate and rise together to ensure no Coloradan goes hungry, regardless of their age, background or zip code.
I look forward to your continued support in creating a hunger-free Colorado.