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Feeding Larimer County

A New Food Pantry Clinic & Emergency Food Assistance Program is Fighting Hunger in Fort Collins, CO Hunger in America is often described as a hidden epidemic. In such a beautiful and vibrant state as Colorado, it can be even... Read More

Westwood Residents Make Big Push to Improve Recreation Opportunities

Westwood Residents Make Big Push to Improve Recreation Opportunities On December 8th of last year, the city of Denver held the last of a series of public meetings to help determine the city’s priorities for its upcoming bond proposal. At... Read More

How Technical Assistance Can Help Your Municipality

How Technical Assistance Can Help Your Municipality Every year, the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign provides technical assistance to member municipalities across Colorado. In 2016, the Campaign had the opportunity to provide Montrose, Edgewater, and Leadville with technical assistance to... Read More

New Infographic Illustrates Impact of School Food Initiative

New Infographic Illustrates Impact of School Food Initiative *See detailed summary explanation of infographic in narrative below. Infographic Summary LiveWell Colorado’s School Food Initiative (SFI) operates in school districts across the state with the goal of providing school meals that... Read More

Letter from LiveWell Colorado CEO Gabriel Guillaume on the Importance of Health Equity

Dear Advocates, From launching the Double Up Food Bucks program to increase access to fruits and vegetables for Coloradans who receive SNAP (food stamps) benefits, to our statewide #NoMore24 campaign that recruited grassroots advocates from across the state to fight... Read More

HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Achieves Several Milestones in 2016

2016 was an exciting year for the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign. The campaign added four new members– Cedaredge, Fort Collins, Nederland, and Mountain View –increasing the total membership to 46 municipalities. In June, Commerce City became the first municipality... Read More

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative: Q & A with Program Director Gabriella Warner

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) partners with Food & Nutrition Service Departments to serve up freshly prepared meals to students across the state. The Initiative began in 2010 and has continued to grow and evolve into an impactful program reaching... Read More

SNAP Authorization Days for Direct Market Farmers in Colorado

Get SNAP authorized in person in early 2017! Food insecurity is a significant issue in Colorado, with 11 percent of the population living in poverty,[1] making it a huge challenge to afford enough healthy food for their families. More than... Read More

Partnership Spotlight: Colorado Food Systems Hub

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on the Community Commons blog. The Colorado Food Systems Hub is designed to advance the research, policy, and community engagement work of the 18+ food policy councils across the state. The Colorado Food Policy... Read More

It’s No Bologna: Evaluating Healthy School Lunches

By Dan Schober, Program Evaluator & Founder at Informed Community Health Editor’s note: This post was originally published on LinkedIn. “I waited…in anticipation…”please get this” I hoped, as the students worked…” Across the country, schools are addressing childhood obesity by... Read More