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New USDA Report Shows Progress, But Still Too Many Struggling with Hunger

About 1 in 8 Coloradans and Americans were, at times, unsure when or where they would get their next meal during 2015, according to new data released by the USDA’s Economic Research Service last week. The annual report, Household Food Security in the United States in 2015, shows a significant decline in the national rate […]

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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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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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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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National Nutrition Month Challenge

In the spirit of the National Nutrition Month, put words into practice and challenge yourself to Eat Like They Do in School According to the Final Rule! At the end of January, the USDA released the Final Rule on Nutrition Standards, requiring schools to step up the nutrient quality of reimbursable meals served in an […]

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Connecting Communities for the Common Good

The Colorado Convention Center, Korbel Ballroom was filled with faith-based and neighborhood organization representatives today for the Connecting Communities for the Common Good Conference (one of many in a series across the US). This conference came from the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Networking and sharing best practices of connecting communities was the purpose, with a look at […]

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Summer Lunch at Denver Public Schools

Summer 2011 Kicks Off With Radio Disney

Yesterday we attended a terrific summer food kick-off event, sponsored by Western Dairy Association and Denver Public Schools. Not only did the kids did the kids have a free lunch, they also had entertainment from Radio Disney, including dances and games that included nutrition and physical education themes. After the event, DPS treated Hunger Free […]

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