Save the date…Hunger Free Colorado Summit 2013
The annual convening will unite nonprofit organizations, faith community leaders, government representatives, school administrators, and foundation and corporate leadership for a full day of cross-sector learning.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hangar 61 (Denver, Colo.)
Save the date for the 2013 summit! More information to come this summer.
Powerful documentary about hunger in America
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 learn more about the film.
A Place at the Table can be seen in theaters nationwide through May 19. It will be released on DVD and Blue-ray on June 25, but you can pre-order your copy online now.
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 new 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.
Hunger Free Colorado Summit 2012: Hungry for Change
Oct. 3, 2012
More than 800,000 Coloradans are at risk of hunger—from children to seniors. It is a serious and often invisible problem, but one that is solvable. Hunger Free Colorado, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization, hosted their annual convening on Oct. 3 for nearly 200 hunger-free champions to learn how their work can have a stronger impact on ending hunger for Coloradans.
The Hunger Free Colorado Summit 2012, presented by Walmart, united nonprofit organizations, faith community leaders, government representatives, school administrators, and foundation and corporate leadership for a full day of cross-sector learning. Sessions and panel discussions were led by local and national experts and covered various topics, including client-centered services, senior hunger, community organizing, storytelling, backpack programs and the role that food banks and pantries play in improving health.
Billy Shore, the founder and CEO for Share Our Strength, was the keynote speaker. Other speakers included Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services; Emily Allen, Vice President of Income Impact for AARP Foundation; and Kori Reed, Vice President for ConAgra Foods Foundation and Cause.
The summit would not have been possible without the attendees as well as the generous support of our sponsors, speakers, moderators, panelists, volunteers, staff and countless others. A special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Walmart; the social hour sponsor, Craftworks Foundation; and our food bank partners, Care and Share Food Bank, Food Bank of the Rockies, Food Bank for Larimer County, Weld Food Bank and Community Food Share.
Pandora on the Hill’s 19th birthday fundraiser
June 28, 2012
In honor of its 19th birthday, Pandora on the Hill hosted a fundraising birthday celebration and raised nearly $500 for Hunger Free Colorado.
Many local artists offered one-of-a-kind, customized art pieces and the dance team from Cherry Creek Dance performed. The store is located at 220 E. 13th Avenue in Denver.
Canstruction® Colorado 2012: Hungry for Change
April 5-9, 2012
Hunger Free Colorado, in association with the Society for Design Administration, introduced “Canstruction® Colorado 2012: Hungry for Change” this past April. This event was held at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Participating design teams included Anderson Mason Dale Architects, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, EVstudio, Fentress Architects and Intergroup Architects.
For more photos from Canstruction, visit our Facebook photo album.
Congratulations to the winning teams!
Juror’s Favorite and Structural Ingenuity Winner: Fentress Architects
Best use of Labels: Intergroup Architects
Best Meal: Anderson Mason Dale Architects
The event was presented by 9Cares Colorado Shares and sponsored by 9NEWS.