Tag Archives: SNAP
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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Breakfast For All: Alysh’s Story

Breakfast For All: Alysh’s Story

There are several factors that have led to my support for the Breakfast After the Bell Program in Colorado.  I am extremely lucky to work with the people I do, and I feel that with my knowledge and experience, I am in a position to help those whose situation I was previously in. When I was […]

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SNAP benefits continue to shrink as need in Colorado grows

The USDA has just released the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) data for fiscal year 2012. For families in Colorado, the news could have been better.  The average monthly benefits per household in Colorado have decreased—from $317.73 in 2011 to $305.27 in 2012. While that doesn’t seem like much, in the long run, it means […]

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New data underscores need for federal nutrition programs to stay strong

Some may say that hunger is not prevalent in a city like Denver. People always talk about our nearby skiing in the beautiful Rockies, famous chefs and restaurants, breweries, parks and professional sports teams. But, what many may not realize is that hunger does exist here—and many other major cities across the U.S. While visitors […]

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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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