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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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Introducing the Full Pantries, Full Lives Leadership Institute

With nearly one in six Coloradans facing a time when there is not enough money to buy food, collaboration is key in connecting our neighbors—from children to seniors—with the fuel needed to lead better, healthier lives. The Full Pantries, Full Lives Leadership Institute, a first-of-its-kind endeavor in Colorado, launched in April 2014, with a goal […]

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Hunger Through My Lens: Caroline’s Story

Hunger Through My Lens: Caroline’s Story

Watch Caroline share her story on YouTube, if you can’t view the video above. Transcript of Caroline’s speech: Hi, I’m Caroline Pooler. I’ve been an artist in Denver for 30 years, and consider this work with Hunger Free Colorado my most important to date. Hunger Through My Lens offers all of the participants a chance […]

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Guest blog: What I learned from taking the SNAP Challenge

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) is the federal food assistance program, also known as food stamps, and to be eligible for this assistance, a household of two must take home no more than $14,712 in total net annual income. My wife and I recently took the seven-day SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge, in which participants must […]

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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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