Hunger is a serious—and often invisible—problem in Colorado.
In tens of thousands of homes across the state, our neighbors strive for a brighter future but struggle to make ends meet, whether due to a minimum-wage job, health issue, job loss or simply bad luck. Parents go without to feed their children. Too many kids start the school day hungry, unable to focus on learning. And, after a lifetime of working, Colorado seniors are left to fend for themselves and face the question: Do I buy needed medication or food?
But hunger is solvable.
There are sustainable solutions to ensure that Coloradans have access to needed nutrition through healthy, affordable food. Together, we are making progress in the state. We can make Colorado hunger-free.
OUR MISSION & CORE VALUES
Hunger Free Colorado is the state’s leading anti-hunger organization leveraging the power of collaboration, system change, policy change and social change to end hunger in Colorado.
Our core values are:
- Nutrition: We believe that addressing hunger is addressing nutrition.
- Innovation: We are committed to looking for the best solutions to end hunger.
- Partnership: We can’t achieve our vision alone.
- Community: We believe that there is power in engaging all voices to end hunger.
WHAT WE DO
Hunger Free Colorado was established from a merger of the Colorado Anti-Hunger Network and the Colorado Food Bank Association to create a unified voice against hunger in Colorado. Launched in 2009, the nonprofit organization seeks innovative solutions to the state’s hunger challenges. To immediately reduce hunger in our community, we identify, investigate and expose unnecessary gaps and barriers that prevent food access to Coloradans at risk of hunger.
Our team works to increase public awareness of the issue and resources available as well as educate elected officials and their constituents to implement policy change, so we can ensure all Coloradans have access to nutritious, affordable food.