Potbelly Sandwich Works host fundraiser, July 24
Join us for a tasty meal and support our innovative work to end hunger in Colorado! Potbelly Sandwich Works will host a fundraiser at their first Colorado location on Thursday, July 24, from 5-8 p.m., where 25% of all proceeds will benefit Hunger Free Colorado.
The restaurant is located at 2720 S. Colorado Blvd. in Denver (east side of street at Colorado and Yale in University Hills), and they offer toasted sandwiches, soup, shakes, cookies and more. View the menu, and learn more about the resaturant.
Bring your family, friends and co-workers to have a bite and raise money to eradicate hunger!
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.
Current Exhibit Locations
August 8, 2014
History Colorado Center 1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
NOTE: Some of the participants, along with the project manager, may be on-site during select times at each exhibit to answer questions and provide information about the project. Sign up for our emails to get updates about future exhibits.
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 Lauren Engle, Hunger Through My Lens Project Manager, 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 Take Part in 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.