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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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One story of a hunger-free champion taking action

Last week, I received an unexpected phone call from a nontraditional educator and advocate. With her own resources and connections, she leads an afterschool program and summer education program for children living in her neighborhood—a mobile home park. During the school year, she arranges tutoring and activities for about 25 kids, ages 6 to 12. […]

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Why I’m so happy these ladies are MAD

Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of meeting a lot of MAD women. The M.A.D. (Making a Difference) ladies are a group that puts an engaged philanthropic spin on “book club.”  They research issues in the community, identify non-profits that are working on the issues, do their due diligence on the organizations and […]

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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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An Innovative Way to Feed Children this Summer

An Innovative Way to Feed Children this Summer

Yesterday, District 11 launched their mobile Summer Food Service Program in Colorado Springs; Child Nutrition Associate Alex Bergland explains the cool ways District 11 is feeding their kids this summer. Today was such a great day; I got to follow a mobile site route to different mobile home parks in Colorado Springs! The day started […]

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