SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 4, and join us for our advocacy day at the Colorado State Capitol.
Join us for a day dedicated to raising awareness about the prevalence and impacts of hunger across Colorado. Attendees shared their stories and experiences with legislators to shift the perception of hunger and ensure every Coloradan has the fuel they need to thrive and reach their potential.
COLORADO BLUEPRINT TO END HUNGER
Having enough healthy food supports a strong foundation for health and well-being throughout our lives, but far too many Coloradans go without the food and nutrition needed to fuel their potential. In an effort to ensure no Coloradan goes hungry, our state is developing a statewide Blueprint to End Hunger that will focus on improving policies and practices at the state and local levels.
PROPOSED BUDGET DISASTROUS FOR COLORADANS
President Trump released his federal budget on Monday, January 12, with dire implications for Colorado communities, families and individuals, and our economic health. The budget guts one of our state’s and nation’s most successful programs in supporting families and individuals who are weathering a life storm—food stamps, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It puts politics over people and would make life harder for many Coloradans across the state.
DENVER TASK FORCE TO INCREASE FOOD ACCESS
Only 5 out of 8 eligible residents in Denver County (64 percent) receive food stamp benefits through the state’s Food Assistance Program, meaning many families, children, seniors, veterans, and other community members may be going without the food and nutrition to thrive.
To address this gap and develop solutions to connect more Denver residents with needed food resources, Denver Human Services, Hunger Free Colorado and many other partners are participating in the Denver Food Assistance Program Task Force. They will develop an action plan and recommendations to address the opportunities to increase enrollment in food stamps and expand food access and affordability.