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 to create positive change.
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, and the join the conversation with us on social media.
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.
All information is kept confidential. Call toll-free at (855) 855-4626.
HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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.
House Bill 2014-1119 would provide struggling Coloradans with more access to fresh, healthy, locally produced food — including fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and meat products — by offering a 25% tax credit to local producers. Show your support for this bipartisan bill!
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD TRUCK ON THE ROAD
Hunger Free Colorado has a new kind of food truck on the road designed to connect more Coloradans to food and nutrition 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.
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…?
More than 840,000 Coloradans experienced a time when there was not enough money to buy food for themselves or their family during 2012.