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Morey Middle School on its way with Breakfast in the Classroom

I visited Morey Middle School’s new Breakfast in the Classroom program yesterday, and even with a broken elevator, a nutritious breakfast made it to the desk of every student who wanted it. Cereal was the clear winner on that morning! Since starting this fall, breakfast participation has jumped from 31% last April to 68% in […]

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A STRIVE Preparatory School now brings breakfast into the classroom

Yesterday, I observed one of the many schools offering Breakfast in the Classroom in Colorado. I was at the STRIVE Preparatory School’s Highlands campus, where they just implemented the innovative serving model this fall. Jessica and Ambrosia—the two kitchen staff charged with preparing and delivering hundreds of breakfasts to students in classrooms this year—worked like […]

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Offering help and hope… My day working the Hunger Free Hotline

“I’m a disabled senior about to lose my job and I have my 17-year-old teenage grandson living with me,” said one caller. “We literally have no food, and I saw that you may be able to help us.” Another shared, “I work full-time, but my small income makes it hard for me to take care […]

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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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New SNAP Outreach initiative assists organizations, helps struggling families in Colorado

Do you want to help ensure that families in your community have access to nutritious food? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is the first line of defense against hunger. It enables eligible households to pay for groceries—literally putting food on the table for more millions of Americans. Right now, […]

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Help us win a grant—the Walmart Associate Choice Program of Colorado

Hunger Free Colorado is one of three non-profit organizations selected for the Walmart Associate Choice Program of Colorado — a statewide voting contest through Monday, Aug. 6, for associates of Walmart and Sam’s Club — where the first-place charity will receive a $50,000 grant. The Walmart Foundation sponsors the annual Associate Choice Program in all […]

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