CELEBRATING OUR 7TH ANNIVERSARY
It’s our 7th anniversary this week, and together, we have made a lot of progress in addressing hunger across Colorado. But we don’t want to celebrate any more. Find out why and 7 easy ways you can take action to help us get there.
STATE & FEDERAL POLICY UPDATES
HUNGER THROUGH MY LENS: PROWERS COUNTY
Participants of the last Hunger Through My Lens “sister site” have unveiled their photos and stories online, sharing everyday life from their perspective. Four residents of Prowers County documented hunger’s impact on their lives and community, as well as how they are working to solve the issue.
Hunger Through My Lens is a photovoice advocacy project that aims to shed light on the reality of hunger across Colorado. The project launched in Denver during the summer of 2013 and has since expanded to other regions of the state, including the San Luis Valley, the Roaring Fork Valley and now the Arkansas River Valley.
ADVOCACY TRAINING, NOV. 4
Election Day is fast approaching! Once votes have been cast, the people elected serve you. As those who have been directly and indirectly impacted by hunger, it’s our job to help them understand what hunger looks like in Colorado.
Learn more and RSVP for our free advocacy training on how to educate your elected officials and create champions for your cause.!
NEW USDA REPORT ON HUNGER SHOWS PROGRESS
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.
The annual report, Household Food Security in the United States in 2015, shows a significant decline in Colorado’s and the national rate of food insecurity. While a notable improvement compared to the past few years, the rates are still above pre-recession levels.
COLORADANS IMPACTED BY FEDERAL FOOD STAMP RULE
Due to federal regulations of the program, some adults now can only get food stamp benefits for three months during a three-year period, unless they meet specific exemptions or requirements. This federal “time limit” went into effect across Colorado on January 1, 2016, meaning those who do not meet the exemptions or requirements may have had their food stamp benefits discontinued at the beginning of May. Food stamp recipients and community organizations can access resources via the link below.