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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.

DEAR GOV’T: STOP RECYCLING TOTALLY BOGUS IDEAS

It’s beginning to feel a lot like…1981? With the federal tax bill’s passage, Congressional leaders will consider cuts or changes to programs that help Americans weather life storms, like food stamps and Medicaid, in 2018. One of the possible options may be “block grants,” which was first introduced 36 years ago.

Watch our video or read the full transcript to find out what “block grants” really are and why the U.S. government shouldn’t recycle such bogus ideas from the 1980s.

Then, share it with others! Help more people understand what may be proposed by our federal legislators and why it’s “grody to the max” for all of us. And know you have the power, with your voice, to urge elected officials to pursue NEW solutions that will strengthen our communities and economy, and support all Americans in reaching their full potential.

DONATE YOUR CAR TO HUNGER FREE COLORADO

Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to Hunger Free Colorado, is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference to end hunger in our state. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you.

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.