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Summer meals fuel kids like Julien, Maxwell and Zoe

Summertime means time away from the classroom, but for many Colorado kids it also can mean a loss of access to school meals—fuel that helps them thrive in and out of school. The newly-opened Del Mar Family Aquatic Center in Aurora not only has a pool, but the site also participates in the Summer Food […]

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Doull Elementary: Positive impacts of Breakfast in the Classroom

Six months ago, teachers at an elementary school in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in Denver (Colorado) noticed that hundreds of the students faced hunger and poverty, thus creating a challenging environment for learning and for productive social interactions. Six months later, teachers and parents working together have begun to change that alarming situation. “The barriers […]

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No holiday break for struggling Colorado families—and what’s at stake for kids in 2015

The holiday season is often portrayed as “merry and bright,” but for many Colorado families that’s not the case. When living paycheck to paycheck, a holiday break for families with school-age children leads to additional stress and tough choices like: Do I pay our rent and bills or buy groceries? It’s estimated that about one […]

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Q&A with “summer food” artist, Jalia

Jalia H., a 13-year-old from Aurora, recently won a poster contest that resulted in her artwork being displayed across the state via postcards, banners (like what’s in the photo), fliers, bus and movie theater ads, websites and more—all to promote a statewide program that connects Colorado kids and teens to free, nutritious meals during the […]

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Young artist’s work to connect more Colorado kids to summer meals

Several months ago, while snow was still fresh on the ground, Hunger Free Colorado and partners began preparing for the statewide summer food program for kids and teens. We began taking steps to create this summer’s outreach materials by teaming up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver to host a poster contest, […]

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