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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.

The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger will be released on the morning of Jan. 17, 2018. For more information or to engage in the conversation, contact Cindy Willard, the project’s facilitator.

DENVER FOOD ASSISTANCE TASK FORCE

In Denver County, only 64 percent of those eligible to receive food stamp benefits through the Food Assistance Program receive them.

To address this gap and develop solutions to connect more Denver residents with needed food resources, Denver Human Services and many other partners, including Hunger Free Colorado, are participating in the Denver Food Assistance Program Task Force.

The Task Force will develop an action plan and recommendations to address the opportunities to increase enrollment in food stamps and expand food access and affordability.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON COLORADO GIVES DAY

Thank you to the generous donors who supported Hunger Free Colorado for Colorado Gives Day! We raised more than $16,000 for help families and individuals get connected to affordable, nutritious food.

If you have been meaning to contribute, but missed the Colorado Gives Day fun, there is still time.

Schedule your end-of-year or holiday gift now, and help us ensure no Coloradan has to worry when or where they’ll get their next meal.

COLLEGE STUDENT HUNGER ACT OF 2017

National findings reveal that almost half of all college students experience hunger while attending school, with first generation and non-white students being the most at-risk of lacking access to healthy food and a safe place to live.

The College Student Hunger Act of 2017 addresses this issue by expanding the eligibility of students to participate and utilize food stamps to purchase groceries. This expansion will ensure more students have the food and nutrition needed to fuel their bodies and minds, which is tied to stronger academic performance, individual health, and overall well-being.