Colorado has made progress toward the goal of ending hunger. Efforts already underway include:
- Simplifying enrollment for Coloradans who need food supports as well as other benefits
- Reducing barriers to enrolling in federal food programs, particularly for seniors, people with disabilities, those with transportation-related barriers, and people experiencing homelessness
- Technology solutions to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and cross program access and referrals.
- A Food Resource Hotline, run by Hunger Free Colorado, providing SNAP application assistance and connecting households to community resources such as food pantries, meal sites, and nutrition programs. Additional nonprofit outreach partners are also assisting Coloradans with SNAP enrollment.
- Successful legislation that expanded the availability of breakfast meals in schools lifting Colorado from 44th to 12th in the nation for providing kids with healthy, nutritious breakfasts to support the learning environment.
These important accomplishments will join an expanded effort to create connection across all areas that have the potential to make additional meaningful change.