Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger launches today


Today a broad collection of organizations and individuals, including the Colorado Health Foundation, launched the largest effort to eradicate hunger in Colorado history. The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger outlines a five-year strategy to end hunger for all Coloradans by building on past successes and employing innovations in current hunger-relief programs.

Key elements of the strategy include efforts to maximize enrollment in both the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which supports people living at or below the poverty line, and the Woman, Infants and Children Food and Nutrition Service, which focuses on mothers and their children under the age of five.

Additionally, the Blueprint calls for boosting participation in Federal Child Nutrition programs, expanding the number of Coloradans who get the food they need through community-based organizations, ensuring that all Coloradans can access affordable, nutritious food in their communities and increasing public understanding that solving hunger is vital to the health and well-being of Coloradans and Colorado communities.

Hunger is a real and persistent issue for too many Coloradans. In fact, one in six Colorado kids are hungry and one in 10 Colorado seniors lack access to healthy, affordable food. Overall, about one in 10 Coloradans struggle with not always having enough money to buy the food they need.

Want to learn more and help end hunger in Colorado? Read the Blueprint and visit EndHungerCO.org.

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