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Why the Farm Bill Matters to You

The Trillion Dollar Bill You’ve Never Heard About: Why the Farm Bill Matters to You Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series on the Farm Bill and related federal agricultural and food access policy. To stay up to... Read More

Farm to School Month: A Look at What Policy Makers Are Doing, and What They Could Be Doing, to Support Local Foods

Farm to School Month: A Look at What Policy Makers Are Doing, and What They Could Be Doing, to Support Local Foods October is National Farm to School Month, a celebration of food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled... Read More

Farm to School Month Community Spotlight | San Luis Valley, Colorado

Committed to the Child at Heart: Years of community-led farm to school efforts come to fruition in the San Luis Valley Every October, communities across the country come together to celebrate the connections happening between children and local food for... Read More

Every Child Deserves Nourishing Food | Support the School Food Initiative today

Every Child Deserves Nourishing Food | Support the School Food Initiative today Did you know that around 20% of children face food insecurity in Colorado? It’s hard to imagine in such a bountiful state, but the harsh reality is nearly... Read More

Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food | Support Double Up Food Bucks today

Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food | Support Double Up Food Bucks today Did you know that at least 13.6% of Colorado families face food insecurity? It’s hard to imagine in such a bountiful state, but the harsh reality is nearly... Read More

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

LiveWell’s Double Up Food Bucks Program Launches at Denver Corner Stores A Unique Partnership 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... 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