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Summer meals fuel kids like Julien, Maxwell and Zoe

Summertime means time away from the classroom, but for many Colorado kids it also can mean a loss of access to school meals—fuel that helps them thrive in and out of school. The newly-opened Del Mar Family Aquatic Center in Aurora not only has a pool, but the site also participates in the Summer Food […]

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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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A Look Back: Connecting Children to Nutritious Meals During Summer Months

The summer of 2012 showed growth and increased knowledge among stakeholders in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP is federally funded through the USDA, administered by the Colorado Department of Education and implemented by schools, government agencies, private nonprofits and community organizations. Among these diverse partnerships, a common purpose connects the players: connect children […]

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Colorado Springs shows strength in Summer Food Programs

Dry, hot Colorado summers rarely pass without the occurrence of wildfires. Summer 2012 was no exception. Widespread fires in El Paso, Larimer and many other counties challenged wildfire and emergency response organizations but also resulted in strong community strength and service. When the Waldo Canyon Park fire reached its peak in El Paso County, many community […]

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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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