Hunger Free Colorado has facilitated Hunger Through My Lens, a new project led by real-life experts—those who are impacted by hunger. It aims to shed light on the reality of hunger in our communities to encourage critical dialogue and create change.
Nine local participants, all women, are sharing their personal stories through photos and quotes that will be on display via traveling exhibits throughout Denver metro area.
Hunger Through My Lens Current Exhibit Locations
April 9th- April 17th
Kaiser Permanente Skyline Medical Office
1375 E. 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
April 18th- April 25th
Kaiser Permanente East Denver Medical Office
10400 East Alameda Ave.
Denver, CO 80247
April 25th-May 2nd
Kaiser Permanente Westminster Medical Office
11245 Huron Street
Westminster, CO 80234
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Some of the participants, along with the project manager, will be on-site during select times at each exhibit to answer questions and provide information about the project.
View photos from the opening exhibit, and check back soon for more information about upcoming exhibits. You can also subscribe to Hunger Free Colorado emails to receive updates about this project. If you are interested in hosting an exhibit, contact Project Lead Lauren Engle at (303) 228-7973.
Fifty million people in the U.S.—including one in five children—don’t know when or where they will get their next meal. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three individuals who are struggling with food hardship, including fifth-grader Rosie from the Western Slope of Colorado.
Watch the trailer and a panel discussion, which followed a Colorado screening, to learn more about the film, how hunger impacts Coloradans, and what you can do to be a part of the solution. A Place at the Table is available on DVD and Blue-ray. Hunger Free Colorado also has copies that can be borrowed for individual or small-group showings.
Take your place in the fight to end hunger. We urge you to turn this documentary into conversation—and action—in one (or more) of the following ways.
With the film:
- Gather your family, friends and co-workers to watch A Place at the Table together. Host a screening at your home, office, church or other location, and afterward have a discussion about hunger in Colorado using the “Take Your Place” discussion guide or an anti-hunger representative. If you would like to coordinate a film screening, please contact us today.
- Host a private screening at a local theater. Use it as an opportunity to bring attention to the issue in your community and raise money for your organization. In addition to the screening, you can host a panel or Q&A after the documentary’s conclusion. Learn more about the process.
Other ways to be a part of the solution:
- Join the Hunger P.O.D. Squad, a change-making opportunity where individuals 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.
- Sign up for our monthly newsletter and alerts to stay up-to-date on news, stories and opportunities to make a difference in Colorado.
- Talk about it online. Share your thoughts about the film, hunger in Colorado and the rest of the U.S., and encourage others to see it on Facebook, Twitter, your blog and elsewhere.
- View stories from the SNAP Alumni project, hosted by Participant Media. It champions successful Americans—citizens who once received food stamps and are now leaders in the arts, government, business, sports and education—including Kelly Brough, the Denver Chamber of Commerce’s CEO. Read their stories; tell yours.
- Text FOOD to 77177 to join the fight to end hunger in America or learn more at TakePart.com.
We hope this powerful documentary moves you to take action and be a part of the solution to end hunger in Colorado and throughout America.
On the day of the government shutdown, nearly 200 hunger-free champions gathered in Denver to find out how to make their work more impactful for those experiencing hunger in Colorado. Staff and volunteers from nonprofit organizations, faith community leaders, government representatives, school administrators, and corporate and foundation leadership participated in a full day of cross-sector learning on Oct. 1 at Hangar 61.
The tone of the Summit was set when two of the Hunger Through My Lens participants shared their stories about everyday life with hunger and how the project provides a platform to use their voice and create positive change. Attendees participated in a “wallet challenge” to experience design thinking, interacted with a panel of local and regional experts about creative food sourcing, and learned how they can get involved with advocacy and the Farm Bill. The day concluded with breakout sessions focused on diversity and inclusiveness, collective impact and the brand promise.
View photos from Summit 2013.
The Summit would not have been possible without the attendees as well as the generous support of session leaders, panelists, speakers, volunteers, staff and countless others. A special thank you to this year’s sponsors, listed below.
We hope that all attendees walked away with new insight and ideas about how to ensure no Coloradan goes hungry. Stay tuned for updates about the Hunger Free Colorado Summit 2014.
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