COLORADO BILL TO BOOST FRESH-FOOD ACCESS
Many Colorado families and individuals turn to food pantries during times of need, and oftentimes, they find limited options for fresh produce. That can change with the passage of the Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act this legislative session. The bipartisan bill is moving forward at the Colorado State Capitol. Find out more and show your support for HB-1119!
PBS NEWSHOUR: PICTURING HUNGER IN AMERICA
What does hunger really look like in America? Fifteen Colorado women–real-life experts–document how hunger impacts their lives and communities for Hunger Through My Lens. Watch the PBS NewsHour report about the advocacy project and participants who are taking aim at hunger with cameras to put real faces and stories to the overwhelming statistics.
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD TRUCK ON THE ROAD
There’s a new kind of food truck on the road to connect more Coloradans to needed food resources. Your Neighborhood Food Truck serves up access to computers and one-on-one assistance to families and individuals in a comfortable, confidential setting, right in their Denver metro neighborhood.
PHOTOVOICE CASE STUDY & TOOLKIT NOW AVAILABLE
Hunger Through My Lens releases a how-to guide, so other groups can create a photovoice project in their community. The case study & toolkit cover the basics of photovoice, why the method is effective, when and how to use, and guidelines and considerations for developing a photovoice project.
NEW POLL: COLORADANS CARE ABOUT HUNGER
Stripes do not matter when it comes to hunger in swing-state Colorado. According to our new statewide poll, there is overwhelming, widespread support to address hunger and fund programs like food stamps, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
CONNECTING TO FOOD & NUTRITION RESOURCES
The Hunger Free Hotline is the one-stop resource for food and nutrition in Colorado. Our multilingual, statewide resource assists Coloradans in locating both public and private food assistance programs, as well as connecting individuals to volunteer opportunities and produce donation locations. Call the toll-free, confidential hotline at (855) 855-4626.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Take the Food Stamps Challenge
Could you feed yourself three square meals a day with only $4.57? Take the Food Stamps (SNAP) Challenge and learn what it’s like to live on a limited food budget for one week.
Did You Know…?
Nearly 1 in 6 Coloradans experienced hunger at some point in 2012, meaning that more than 840,000 neighbors faced a time when there was not enough money to buy food for themselves or their family.