Tag Archives: “food stamps”

Hunger Free Hotline answers record number of calls

Our statewide, food resource hotline is a one-stop shop for families and individuals in need of food assistance. Navigators are able to help Coloradans find food resources in their local neighborhoods, complete food stamp applications, and even provide useful information to those looking to donate or volunteer. All calls are kept confidential. In the last six […]

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How hunger is like a Rubik’s Cube

As 2016 comes to a close, I’ve been contemplating the work ahead of us. Like many organizational leaders, I wonder how the new administration and Congress will shape upcoming federal legislation that directly impacts so many Colorado residents. There’s Child Nutrition Reauthorization, which expired in September 2015 and has been put on hold. It invests in […]

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Share your input to strengthen Colorado communities

  Want to use your voice to help strengthen your community and ensure all Coloradans have access to nutritious food? The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) will host a listening tour in nine counties—from the Eastern Plans to the Western Slope—that’s open to all Colorado residents this August. The CDHS leadership team will attend […]

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GUEST POST: Month-long Food Stamp Challenge

“Finish your food because there are starving kids in Africa.” This is what my mother used to say to me as a young girl. The reality is that hunger is not only an issue in developing countries, but believe it or not, it exists in our local community. To say living off $4.14 a day […]

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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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Food on the table helps families (like mine) get back on their feet

I have experienced poverty firsthand, growing up in the “projects” with my parents struggling to make ends meet. My dad worked 40+ hours each week to provide for my family, while my mom played an equally important role of caring for my siblings and me. I slept in the same bed with my siblings for […]

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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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