RAISING AWARENESS, ACTION ON 9NEWS
Coloradans recently shared their experiences on 9NEWS (KUSA) to help raise awareness and action around hunger, as the TV stations prepared for their 9Cares Colorado Shares food drive in mid-November. Watch their stories to see what hunger really looks like, different ways kids and teens have taken action to end hunger, and how we connect people to needed food resources.
FOOD PANTRY NETWORK LAUNCHES IN COLORADO
Food pantries in Colorado now have the opportunity to join a statewide network and invest in improved collaboration, organizational efficiencies and collective action, so fewer people have to worry about when or where they will get their next meal. Sign up now to join the Colorado Food Pantry Network!
HUNGER THROUGH MY LENS IN SAN LUIS VALLEY
Hunger Through My Lens, a photovoice project facilitated by Hunger Free Colorado, is expanding to other regions of Colorado to shed light on what hunger looks like and how it impacts communities across the state.
A sister project, in partnership with LaPuente Home and the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley, hosted its first exhibition of photographs taken by real-life experts in the Valley. It took place on Nov. 6 at Milagros Coffee house in Alamosa. The participants’ photos will be on display through the end of November.
PARTICIPANTS SHARE STORIES VIA NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
Robin and Andrea, two Hunger Through My Lens participants, submitted personal stories for “Community Voices: Why Nutrition Assistance Matters,” a national campaign to advocate for protecting and strengthening nutrition programs like food stamps. Their stories were selected for publication in a special book, which was distributed to all House and Senate offices on Oct. 8, 2015.