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Guest blog: My week with only $4.56 per day for groceries (SNAP Challenge)

I participated in the SNAP Challenge, which encourages individuals to live on the amount of money that is provided to those on food stamps—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It’s done in an effort to raise awareness around the more than 50 million Americans facing hunger and food insecurity each day. (Learn more about SNAP here.) I […]

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Guest blog: Shopping, cooking and living on $31.92 for one week (SNAP Challenge)

In college, I learned right away that I knew little about cooking and I could hardly afford to buy the needed food when I found a recipe I wanted to try. Recently a coworker posted a photo of the food she purchased during the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge posed by Hunger Free Colorado to Leadership Denver. […]

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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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Farm Bill update – what’s next?

On July 12, the House Agricultural Committee passed its version of the Farm Bill—the Federal Agriculture and Risk Management Act (FARRM)—which cuts more than $16 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). The Farm Bill passed by the Senate—the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012—contains less […]

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