Join us for the Hunger Free Colorado Summit 2014 on Sept. 8 with a special keynote address from Sister Simone Campbell. Space is limited, so don’t wait to register!
SUMMER FOOD: STATEWIDE COLLABORATIVE EFFORT
Summer should be a fun and enriching time for all Colorado children, but for many it represents a time when they are at the greatest risk of hunger due to lost access to school meals. A collaborative effort of government agencies, nonprofit and community-based organizations, and school districts focuses on filling the nutritional gap through a statewide summer food program.
More than 500 community sites across Colorado are providing summer meals to children up to 18 years old at no cost.
UPCOMING EXHIBITS, NEW TOOLKIT & PBS NEWSHOUR
Fifteen Colorado women are taking aim at hunger with cameras to put real faces and stories to the overwhelming statistics. Experience Hunger Through My Lens by visiting the exhibit or watching the PBS NewsHour report about the real-life experts of hunger. The project also recently released a how-to guide, so other groups can create their own photovoice project.
POTBELLY SANDWICH WORKS FUNDRAISER, JULY 24
Join us for a tasty meal and support our innovative work! Potbelly Sandwich Works will host a fundraiser at their first Colorado location on Thursday, July 24, from 5-8 p.m., where 25% of all proceeds will benefit our innovative work to eradicate hunger in Colorado.
YOUNG PHILANTHROPIST HONORED WITH AWARD
“We are lucky we have enough money to get our food. There are some people who don’t have enough money to get their food,” said eight-year-old TJ.
The founder and president of the self-organized service group, Parker Kids’ Club, recently received the 7Everyday Hero Award, presented by 7NEWS in Denver, for his commitment and fundraising support to ensure no Coloradan goes hungry. Watch his story.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Did You Know…?
Many Colorado children are at the greatest risk of hunger during the summer months due to lost access to school meals. Share KidsFoodFinder.org with others, so families can locate a nearby summer food site in Colorado!
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