The Blueprint calls out the need to raise public awareness about hunger, its impacts and its solutions as foundational to the effort to end hunger in Colorado as Goal 1. This work group will focus on strategies and tactics to bring this information to a broad audience of policy makers, local advocates, individuals struggling with food insecurity and all Coloradans who believe ending hunger is achievable and necessary.
The Blueprint calls out specific needs to increase community access to affordable, nutritious foods as well as better community-driven solutions to food insecurity through Goals 2 and 3. The work group for these goals will focus on strategies to improve this community access and enhance and engage community-driven solutions.
Called out as a critical need and achievable goal – Goal 4 in the Blueprint – is the effort to increase enrollment in SNAP and WIC for all Coloradans who are eligible but not currently enrolled. This workgroup is focused on enhancing and better coordinating current efforts, providing additional resources and filling gaps to help attain the goal.
The Blueprint focus on Goal 5 was to make Colorado a national leader in the delivery of child nutrition programs so all our children can grow without the impacts of food insecurity. This work group will focus on strategies outlined in the Blueprint to support this goal.