Colorado Food Resource Collaborative

Icon-PeopleA few years ago, those dedicated to ending hunger in the Denver area would meet in the basement of Montview Presbyterian Church to connect with others from a like-minded community. These Colorado Anti-Hunger Network meetings were a time and a place for support, idea sharing and networking. Since then the Colorado Anti-Hunger Network and the Colorado Food Bank Association have merged, creating Hunger Free Colorado in 2009.

We have resurrected these meetings, so those wanting to eradicate hunger across Colorado can gather to share ideas and challenges, as well as learn from others and network. View the Colorado Food Resource Collaborative’s mission, vision and values.

Join others at the Collaborative’s quarterly meetings, and/or access available resources from the Collaborative. You also can sign up to receive updates from the Collaborative, or contact the facilitator with any questions, comments or ideas.


The Collaborative’s Purpose

Hunger Free Colorado is pleased to support the Colorado Food Resource Collaborative by facilitating and convening quarterly meetings for individuals and organizations dedicated to ending hunger across our state. It’s an  opportunity for those wanting to eradicate hunger to network, share ideas and challenges, and learn from each other.

Tagline:
“Our Collective Response to Hunger”

Mission:
Working in partnership for awareness, advocacy and action to end hunger in Colorado.

Vision:
All Coloradans have access to nutritious food and are free from hunger.

Core Values:

  • Inclusive. Welcoming diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to our statewide network of partners.
  • Participant Voice. Involving and listening to people whose lives are impacted by hunger.
  • Community. Valuing all contributions and recognizing that we are stronger together.
  • Sharing. Providing opportunities to learn from each other and share information and resources.
  • Results. Developing solutions to improve services and access to healthy food for those impacted by hunger.

 

Quarterly Meeting Schedule

Collaborative Quarterly Meetings (2017)
Located at: The Denver Foundation, 7th Floor Community Room (55 Madison Street, Denver, CO 80206)

Wednesday, Jan. 18 @ 9:30-11 a.m.
Thursday, April 20 @ 9:30-11 a.m.
Thursday, July 20 @ 9:30-11 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 19 @ 9:30-11 a.m.

(NOTE: Parking passes are not provided; ample street parking is available.)

**Conference Call Available!**
A conference call option is available for those who cannot attend in-person, specifically anyone residing outside of the Denver metro area. If you are interested in this option, please contact the facilitator.


 

Resources & Opportunities for Community Partners:

TOOLS: Facts, Glossary & Messaging Guide
Access Colorado hunger facts, as well as a glossary of terms. If you would like a copy of the Collaborative’s messaging guide, please contact us.

All are encouraged to reference these collaborative tools in their work, so collectively, we are using common language and are more unified in our general messaging about the issue of hunger in Colorado.

OPPORTUNITY: Create Your Own Photovoice Project 
Hunger Through My Lens
, a photovoice project facilitated by Hunger Free Colorado, recently released a how-to guide, so other groups can create a photovoice project in their community. The case study and toolkit cover the basics of photovoice, why the method is effective, when and how to use it, and guidelines and considerations for developing such a project. Learn more about the project and view the toolkit.

POLLING INSIGHTS: Coloradans Care About Hunger
Hunger Free Colorado released a statewide poll on February 7, 2017, that shows Colorado voters DO care about hunger and support funding anti-hunger programs like food stamps. View the key findings and findings by party affiliation, as well as how the survey was conducted, on the public web page. Want an insider’s look at the poll findings and insights that may help support your work? Contact Hunger Free Colorado.