Food stamp funding a win-win for Larimer County

The following guest column originally appeared in The Coloradoan on April 6, 2017. As a father and a physician, I recognize that few things are more important than the ability to put nutritious food on the table. The link between health and hunger is undeniable and when families have access to healthy food, babies develop, children excel […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Brenda

Hunger Free Colorado’s statewide food resource hotline serves as a lifeline for those in need of food assistance. The hotline helps people of all ages, backgrounds and zip codes get connected to food pantries, meal sites and nutrition programs like food stamps, so they have the fuel to reach their full potential. Located in Denver, […]

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New poll: Colorado voters support addressing hunger, investing in food stamps

Everyone is at their best when they have enough to eat, but there are many life storms that make it difficult for Coloradans to afford healthy food. Having enough food supports the foundation for optimal health and well-being throughout our lifecycle. Nutritious food helps babies develop, gives kids the energy to excel in school, reduces […]

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Hunger Free Hotline answers record number of calls

Our statewide, food resource hotline is a one-stop shop for families and individuals in need of food assistance. Navigators are able to help Coloradans find food resources in their local neighborhoods, complete food stamp applications, and even provide useful information to those looking to donate or volunteer. All calls are kept confidential. In the last six […]

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Why we need you at “Hungry for Change: Day at the Capitol”

  I’m not going to lie; I’m worried. I’m worried for our hungry neighbors. In these uncertain times, we need you more than ever to stand up and shake off your hesitation to be advocates. The stakes are too high for us to be passive bystanders. I need you to show up at “Hungry for […]

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CNR is Dead

CNR is Dead

The reauthorization of the federal child nutrition programs has failed, again, to pass before Congress adjourned for the holidays. Given how the negotiations broke down, reauthorizing legislation is unlikely to be raised again for a number of years. Barring any major changes to their budgets, the programs will continue under existing rules. Thank you for […]

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New data shows improvement in food stamp access across Colorado, but need for progress remains

  One year after the release of the first-ever Food Stamp Impact Reports, Colorado counties have measurably improved enrollment for eligible residents, but the state still ranks 45th nationally for access in the program. Hunger Free Colorado released its annual Food Stamp Impact Reports for all 64 counties today that detail the efficiency and effectiveness […]

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