Tag Archives: SNAP

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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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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Helping Linda and other older Coloradans access groceries, needed nutrition

One hundred and twenty dollars per month can be a life preserver for some Colorado seniors like Linda. The 63-year-old resident of Englewood, Colo., struggled to put healthy food on the table for months. A nutritious diet was essential for Linda’s health, but due to a fixed income and medical expenses, she could not afford […]

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Hunger Through My Lens: Caroline’s Story

Hunger Through My Lens: Caroline’s Story

Watch Caroline share her story on YouTube, if you can’t view the video above. Transcript of Caroline’s speech: Hi, I’m Caroline Pooler. I’ve been an artist in Denver for 30 years, and consider this work with Hunger Free Colorado my most important to date. Hunger Through My Lens offers all of the participants a chance […]

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Guest blog: What I learned from taking the SNAP Challenge

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) is the federal food assistance program, also known as food stamps, and to be eligible for this assistance, a household of two must take home no more than $14,712 in total net annual income. My wife and I recently took the seven-day SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge, in which participants must […]

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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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