HUNGER THROUGH MY LENS: PROWERS COUNTY
Four residents of Prowers County are sharing everyday life from their perspective as participants of Hunger Through My Lens, a photovoice advocacy project based in Colorado. View their photographs and personal stories about the impact of hunger on their lives and community, as well as how they are working to solve the issue, which so many face across the state.
FEDERAL UPDATE: CHILD NUTRITION REAUTHORIZATION
For those wondering about the status of Child Nutrition Reauthorization: not too much. The Senate version, which passed unanimously by the Senate Agriculture Committee in January, was held up by a few lingering funding questions, so there was not a full Senate vote before summer recess. It’s expected to be voted on upon Congress’ return in September.
Thanks in part to the cross-country effort to #StoptheBlock, the House version of CNR, which would roll back years of progress, also failed to move forward this summer.
Hunger Free Colorado continues to work with partners to educate our Members of Congress on both pieces of legislation.
NEW TOOLKIT: ROLE OF CITIES IN REDUCING HUNGER
Hunger Free Colorado, in partnership with the Colorado Municipal League and many other entities, recently released “Fueling our Children for Success: The Role of Cities in Reducing Child Hunger,” a toolkit to raise awareness of the many ways that Colorado cities and towns can help the children in their communities thrive.
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 could have their food stamp benefits discontinued on or before May 1, 206.
Food stamp recipients and community organizations can access resources via the link below.