Tag Archives: Advocacy

A Place at the Table: Reactions & Actions

Last month, Chipotle hosted its weekly film screening as part of the Sustainable Food Film Series at the Denver Botanic Gardens. I was surprised at the turnout; I had never before attended one of the screenings in the series. The main event of the evening was watching and discussing the documentary, A Place at the […]

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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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From Teaching to Feeding

From Teaching to Feeding

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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One story of a hunger-free champion taking action

Last week, I received an unexpected phone call from a nontraditional educator and advocate. With her own resources and connections, she leads an afterschool program and summer education program for children living in her neighborhood—a mobile home park. During the school year, she arranges tutoring and activities for about 25 kids, ages 6 to 12. […]

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Why I’m so happy these ladies are MAD

Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of meeting a lot of MAD women. The M.A.D. (Making a Difference) ladies are a group that puts an engaged philanthropic spin on “book club.”  They research issues in the community, identify non-profits that are working on the issues, do their due diligence on the organizations and […]

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Farm Bill update – what’s next?

On July 12, the House Agricultural Committee passed its version of the Farm Bill—the Federal Agriculture and Risk Management Act (FARRM)—which cuts more than $16 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). The Farm Bill passed by the Senate—the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012—contains less […]

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Take Action: Say “NO” to SNAP Cuts in the 2012 House Farm Bill

We need you to say “NO” to SNAP cuts in the 2012 House Farm Bill today! Starting July 11, the House Agricultural Committee will make a decision on a Farm Bill Proposal that hurts struggling families by cutting more than $16 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). […]

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