YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD TRUCK HITS THE ROAD
On May 7, Hunger Free Colorado launched a new kind of food truck—one that won’t serve cupcakes, gourmet PB&J sandwiches or street tacos. Your Neighborhood Food Truck will serve up access to computers and personal support from staff to help Denver residents apply for SNAP, as well as offer referrals to nearby food pantries and other nutrition programs. View photos from the launch.
Find out how this new mobile program will help connect more families to food and nutrition resources and where it will visit in the city and county of Denver.
HELP IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY
Do you or someone you know need help? Our multilingual, statewide resource assists people in locating both public and private food assistance programs. Call toll-free at (855) 855-4626 to be connected with food resources in your area. All calls are kept confidential.
SNAP OUTREACH AVAILABLE TO GROUPS
As part of our work, we provide training, tools and support to community partners in order to increase awareness and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the first line of defense against hunger.
Through our new train-the-trainer model, we can lead partnering organizations in training their staff and volunteers to provide on-site SNAP application assistance.
GOV. HICKENLOOPER SIGNS ‘BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL’
Gov. John Hickenlooper joined elementary students, school officials and other supporters on May 15 to sign the Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program at Rose Hill Elementary in Commerce City, Colo.
The new law will require more than 360 Colorado schools to offer breakfast after the bell to all students, giving more than 80,000 additional children access to a daily breakfast. It’s a responsible and cost-effective way to set up Colorado’s children for academic success while staying healthy.
SUMMER FOOD GRANTS AVAILABLE, APPLY BY MAY 31
Hundreds of partners around the state address child hunger during the summer months through a statewide summer food program. Grants are available from Share Our Strength and the Colorado No Kid Hungry campaign to help to expand participation in summer meals.
POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HUNGER IN AMERICA
Take your place in the fight to end hunger in Colorado and across the U.S. Watch A Place at the Table, a new documentary about hunger in America—including the story of fifth-grade Rosie from Colorado’s Western Slope. Then, turn this documentary into conversation and action. Learn more about the film, how you can see it and what you can do.
SNAP-UP CHALLENGE FOR COLORADO NONPROFITS
Charitable feeding sites across the state can sign up to SNAP-Up! Hunger Free Colorado is hosting a Colorado challenge through May 2013, where participating sites compete for cash prizes in a SNAP enrollment and/or education challenge.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
As a member, you can engage in the issue and solutions surrounding hunger throughout the year—from attending quarterly learning sessions to sharing information with others about the issue of hunger or taking the SNAP Challenge. Find out more and complete an application today!
Make a difference in our fight to end hunger with a gift to Hunger Free Colorado.
Take the SNAP Challenge
Could you feed yourself three square meals a day with only $4.56? Take the SNAP Challenge and learn what it’s like to live on a limited food budget for one week.
Colorado No Kid Hungry
Help end childhood hunger by 2015. This campaign is removing the roadblocks to existing programs so that Colorado’s children get the food they need where they live, learn and play.
Did You Know…?
Children who eat breakfast—whether at home or at school—have improved well-being and educational performance as well as better attendance and behavior.
Encourage your area’s schools to improve their breakfast program so fewer children go hungry at school.