Feeding Colorado and our partner agencies are on the front lines of hunger. We hear the stories. We understand the struggles. And we are committed to finding solutions. Food banks can’t fight hunger alone. We all have a stake in ensuring our neighbors have enough to eat. Every day, elected officials in Congress, state legislators, and local leaders shape the state of hunger. Join us in advocating for programs and policies that address the many factors that contribute to food insecurity.
Members of Congress make key decisions about federal nutrition programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the National School Breakfast and School Lunch Programs, and more.
Reach out to both of Colorado’s U.S. Senators and your Representative and ask them to say “yes” to policies that will put more food on more tables.
Read our statement on USDA’s recent announcement on providing significant new funding for hunger relief efforts.
On Wednesday, September 28th, Feeding America will join the Biden administration for the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in 50 years. The conference will happen during Hunger Action Month – the month the United States collectively acts against hunger. Along with hunger relief leaders, we’ll develop solutions to end hunger by 2030.
Click here for Feeding America’s updates on the Conference.
Click here for the White House’s updates on the Conference and to find details including how to interact with the livestream for the event.
The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the first conference of its kind in more than 50 years, is planned for September 28th, 2022. In preparation for this event, Feeding Colorado hosted two listening sessions with community members in Colorado Springs in partnership with Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center. Participants remarked on the importance of access to programs like SNAP, barriers to accessing enough food to live a healthy, active, life, and the challenges of making ends meet. Check out the Listening Session takeaways below.
Throughout Fall 2022, over 20 partner agencies across Colorado hosted state legislators for tours and site visits. Thank you to all the partner agencies who hosted these visits and took the time to advocate for people facing hunger in their communities! Our gratitude also goes out to the Members of the General Assembly who took the time to visit emergency food providers in their districts and see the important services our network provides. See our Twitter account for photos and shoutouts!