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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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Older Adult Community Meal Site Refreshed

Most were mobile, a few used walkers and one was wheel-chair bound, but they all wanted to help. Like excited children on Christmas morning, the group of older adults set-up tables and chairs, spread tablecloths, and positioned napkins, glasses, water pitchers and silverware on each table at the Denver Inner City Parish on Sept. 17. […]

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Stories From Our Hotline

It’s hard enough to put food on the table and make ends meet. Individuals, families, and seniors who are currently on Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) have received a decrease in their food budgets by $11 – $36, according to the budget plan that affected more than half a million struggling Coloradans on November 1, 2013. […]

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Is There a Better Way?

Is There a Better Way?

Any time I talk about my work with my community or friends and family, the question that always gets asked of me is, “What can I do to end hunger?” or, “What is the long-term plan to completely end hunger in the U.S.?” While I have my own ideas and plans, I realize that I don’t […]

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A Lift for Low-Income Families

A Lift for Low-Income Families

As a form of wage supplementation, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—a federal tax credit—lifts low-income, working families out of poverty every year when tax returns are filed. According to the Piton Foundation, evidence shows that EITC “creates an incentive for people to leave welfare for work and for low-wage workers to increase their work […]

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Study: 15 million kids live in poverty

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