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School Food Spotlight: Healthy Partnerships for a Healthier School Year

The value of partnerships, marketing, and culinary support for school food success in East Grand and beyond By Rainey Wikstrom, Marketing Consultant, LiveWell School Food Initiative Give to the School Food Initiative As we jump headfirst into the 2017-2018 school... Read More

The Proof is in the Produce! New CO4F Results Point Toward Success

The Proof is in the Produce! New CO4F Results Point Toward Success Since its inception, the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F) has financed 23 fresh food retailers in both urban and rural communities throughout Colorado. CO4F was established in... Read More

Meet “Gangsta Gardener” Ron Finley, LiveWell’s 2017 Engage in the Change Keynote Speaker

Join us October 10 for an inspiring luncheon featuring one of L.A.’s most widely known food justice activists Armed with a shovel, some soil and seeds, Ron Finley has come to be known as the “Gangsta Gardener” and his unexpected... Read More

LiveWell’s Double Up Food Bucks Program Launches at Denver Corner Stores

How a Special Partnership Effort is Addressing Food Insecurity in the Denver Metro Area When you walk through the door of Family Asia Market on East Colfax in Denver, one of the first things you might see is a big... Read More

LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Reaches 50 Municipalities

Advancing Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL) Policies throughout the State With tensions rising around health care access in the United States, it’s easy to get discouraged. Yet here in Colorado, there’s a growing movement for healthy change that is helping... Read More

Setting a New Standard: How Double Up Food Bucks is Transforming the Local Food System in Colorado

LiveWell’s Double Up Food Bucks program is increasing healthy food access, improving the local food economy, and building community across the state Last summer, LiveWell launched an exciting initiative called Double Up Food Bucks Colorado, a program designed to increase... Read More

Exploring New Frontiers for Healthy Food Access in Colorado

Exploring New Frontiers for Healthy Food Access in Colorado A look at how public institutions can contribute to a more sustainable, equitable food system in our state One of LiveWell Colorado’s primary goals is to build a more equitable, sustainable,... 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

Double Up Food Bucks Partner Spotlight: First Southwest Bank & Where Food Comes From

As temperatures begin to drop and fall fades into winter, another farmers’ market season has come to a close for much of Colorado. It was an especially fruitful season for the producers, markets, and low-income clients who participated in Double... Read More