Tag Archives: Anti-hunger

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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Is There a Better Way?

Is There a Better Way?

Any time I talk about my work with my community or friends and family, the question that always gets asked of me is, “What can I do to end hunger?” or, “What is the long-term plan to completely end hunger in the U.S.?” While I have my own ideas and plans, I realize that I don’t […]

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Dirty With A Purpose

I had perpetual garden dirt under my fingernails through April, May and much of June. Finally, the last two weeks, the hoe has done most of the dirty work and my hands are less filthy and caloused. I work in two gardens, one at home for my family and one a donation garden.  Through the donation garden, we […]

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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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Growth in WIC

Growth in WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children(WIC) is a federally funded program administered here through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), that provides nutritious foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support, along with health and social services referrals to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up […]

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A Lift for Low-Income Families

A Lift for Low-Income Families

As a form of wage supplementation, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—a federal tax credit—lifts low-income, working families out of poverty every year when tax returns are filed. According to the Piton Foundation, evidence shows that EITC “creates an incentive for people to leave welfare for work and for low-wage workers to increase their work […]

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Struggles in the ‘burbs’: One family’s story about why safety nets are needed

Thirty dollars to budget for groceries is not a hardship for one trip, but imagine if that was your food budget for two weeks. What food would you purchase? How often would you go out to dinner? Now, put yourself in Rachel Jones’ shoes. She not only has to limit the grocery bill to $30 […]

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