Save the date: Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger reveal on Jan. 17, 2018
We know that food insecurity, a condition where individuals or families lack access to sufficient food because of limited resources, is a real and pressing issue for hundreds of thousands of Colorado families. Hunger is strongly linked with poor health outcomes and higher health care costs and utilization. Additionally, it is connected with poorer educational outcomes and more limited school readiness in children. For seniors, it dramatically impacts self-sufficiency and well-being.
The good news is, we also know that hunger in Colorado is a solvable problem. Recognizing that Colorado consistently ranks low in participation and access to child nutrition and federal food programs and that there are opportunities to promote food security and end hunger in every community in the state, a group of leaders has come together to develop the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger.
The Steering Committee for the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger has been meeting monthly to develop a shared vision and goals to guide the work of the many stakeholders and organizations working on this important issue. The Steering Committee is comprised of members from 35 different groups with broad representation from state agency directors, county leaders, subject matter experts, health care leaders, advocacy and policy organizations, the Governor’s office, Colorado foundations, community-based organizations and community members.
Recently, the Steering Committee agreed on a unifying vision: All Coloradans have access to affordable and healthy food in their communities. The goals and strategies to support that vision are currently in development.
Please Save the Date! The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger will be released at an event on the morning of January 17, 2018; additional details on that event will be available soon. If you would like more information, or would like to be engaged in the conversation, please contact project facilitator – Cindy Willard, firstname.lastname@example.org