DONATE GARDEN PRODUCE TO LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES
September is not only Hunger Awareness Month but also the time when many gardeners find themselves harvesting more food than they can eat. One call is all it takes to connect gardeners with Coloradans struggling to make ends meet, thanks to a partnership between Produce for Pantries and Hunger Free Colorado.
NEW REPORT ON FOOD INSECURITY
One in seven Coloradans and Americans were unsure of when or where they would get their next meal at times during 2013, according to new data released by the USDA on Sept. 3, 2014.
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.
SENIOR COMMUNITY MEAL SITE TRANSFORMED
Sometimes it’s the simple things in life—like a meal shared with others. Hunger Free Colorado and CraftWorks Foundation, partnered on The Nourish Project, a new collaboration for the transformation of local senior community meal sites and menu items, with a goal to enhance the dining experience and increase participation.
The first transformation reveal happened Sept. 17 at the Denver Inner City Parish, with an unveiling of the new meals, décor and dining area; an expected welcome change by the seniors who participated in the selection process and have attended the program for years.
SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH
Take a stand against hunger this September! Hunger Free Colorado and the Colorado Food Resource Collaborative encourage Coloradans to learn about the issue of hunger and take action Sept. 1-30 during Hunger Awareness Month. Use our calendar of activities and the Colorado-themed social media profile photos, badges and graphics to bring more attention to the issue and solutions. Find out more and get started today!
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Did You Know…?
According to our recent poll, 7 in 10 Colorado voters feel that hunger is a very important issue in our state.
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