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Graciela’s story: “Food stamps make me feel as if I will survive”

When Graciela Rosales walked on to Your Neighborhood Food Truck last month, nothing about her family’s future seemed certain, a feeling she had experienced before. The truck, a 40-ft RV retrofitted and owned by Hunger Free Colorado to connect Denver-area families to food stamps and other food resources, was parked outside Denver Health’s Eastside Family […]

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Why our work is more vital now than ever before

I toured two food pantries recently on a Thursday morning, and it was an eye-opening experience. We first visited Community Ministry of Southwest Denver. There was a woman pushing a shopping cart picking out her food. In the cart was a small girl – it made me relate to my own situation as I have […]

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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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Guest blog post: My experience with the Food Stamp Challenge

As a registered dietitian working in public health, food insecurity (lack of access to adequate food) is something that I talk about almost every day. Ironically, I have never actually put myself in the shoes of individuals who are dependent on supplemental food programs like SNAP/food stamps. When I was told about the Food Stamp […]

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Older Adult Community Meal Site Refreshed

Most were mobile, a few used walkers and one was wheel-chair bound, but they all wanted to help. Like excited children on Christmas morning, the group of older adults set-up tables and chairs, spread tablecloths, and positioned napkins, glasses, water pitchers and silverware on each table at the Denver Inner City Parish on Sept. 17. […]

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Helping Linda and other older Coloradans access groceries, needed nutrition

One hundred and twenty dollars per month can be a life preserver for some Colorado seniors like Linda. The 63-year-old resident of Englewood, Colo., struggled to put healthy food on the table for months. A nutritious diet was essential for Linda’s health, but due to a fixed income and medical expenses, she could not afford […]

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New state tax credit to boost fresh-food donations

More Colorado families will gain additional access to healthy, local foods. Gov. Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act on Friday, May 30, at Adobe House Farm in Durango, surrounded by ranchers, farmers, emergency food providers and community members. House Bill 14-1119 advanced from the House of Representatives and Senate, with widespread support under […]

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