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HIKE FOR HUNGER IS BLAZING NEW TRAILS

Coloradans have gotten creative for Hike for Hunger, and it’s paying off. Almost $11,000 has been raised for the month-long statewide event and fundraiser, which benefits our mission. That’s halfway to our goal and we still have two weeks to go!

A talented photographer is even utilizing an employer match to donate 300% of profits from photo sales to ensure no Coloradan goes hungry. His stunning photos can be purchased as prints, canvases or phone covers at deig.visualsociety.com.

SENATOR BENNET VISITED PARKER, CO

Senator Michael Bennet recently visited the Parker Task Force, a nonprofit staffed entirely by volunteers and dedicated to serving the communities of Parker, Franktown and Elizabeth with food, financial assistance and other support services.

“The Parker Task Force Food Bank is an example of the people of Douglas County helping their neighbors through tough times,” said Bennet. “With the rising costs of housing, health care, early childhood education, and post-secondary education, some families are struggling to make ends meet. That’s why we must protect programs in the Farm Bill that provide meals for kids who need a helping hand.”

DONATE YOUR EXTRA PRODUCE

Gardens across the state are filled with crops of tomatoes, beans, zucchini and many other fruits and vegetables. Don’t let your produce go to waste or end up in a compost pile, because it can serve a greater purpose.

Produce for Pantries connects community, school and home gardeners across the state with local food pantries. Call our statewide food resource hotline at (855) 855-4626 to find a nearby food pantry that accepts fresh-food donations.

FREE SUMMER MEALS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

Every summer, hundreds of community sites across Colorado offer nutritious meals at no cost to children and teens. Many summer food sites offer engaging activities to ensure kids have fun while getting the nutrition they need to thrive.

Colorado families can find nearby summer meal sites by using the online, interactive map at KidsFoodFinder.org, or by calling our statewide food resource hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626.

Share this information with others in your community, so more Colorado kids can access healthy meals when school is not in session!