Food Security and Hunger

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    After working at a food bank, this Turkish student says, "I love the way American people help"

    The Colorado School of English is doing more than just helping foreign students master the complex language of English. It's also teaching them to give back to the communities that help them. As part of the service learning component of the curriculum, students do a volunteer project every twelve we ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Foreign students get a lesson in giving at the Grant Street soup kitchen

    The Colorado School of English is doing more than just helping foreign students master the complex language of English. It's also teaching them to give back to the communities that help them. As part of the service learning component of the curriculum, students do a volunteer project every twelve we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Taste of the Nation raises $20,000 to fight childhood hunger -- and honors Tyler Wiard

    Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a national nonprofit that raises funds to fight hunger on local, national and international levels, celebrated its 26th year with a fundraiser last night at McNichols Civic Center Building, raising nearly $20,000 to benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Make a date on Saturday to become a hero against childhood hunger

    "We became chefs because we're passionate about sharing food with our community and, to me, community is all-inclusive," says Jensen Cummings, co-owner and chef of the Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery. "We strive to inspire kids and families across all walks of life to come together through vibrant foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Update:A Place at the Table director Kristi Jacobson with Coloradans Leslie Nichols and Rosie

    Update: Corner House will offer a special screening of A Place at the Table on Sunday, March 3; the film opens tonight at the Mayan. With appearances by Jeff Bridges and executive producer (and Westword favorite) Tom Colicchio, and music by T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars, the documentary A Place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    A Place at the Table documents hunger in Colorado

    "Hunger is hard to recognize in America," CBS's Charles Kuralt intones gravely over images of malnourished children. "We know of it in other places, like Asia or Africa. But these children, all of them, are Americans. And all of them are hungry." That was the message of the landmark 1968 report "Hun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Denver's Troy Guard will TAG New Orleans for the Super Bowl

    Troy Guard has again been selected to represent Denver in the annual Taste of the NFL, a charitable food and wine tasting that takes place Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans. Guard -- who owns TAG, TAG|Raw Bar, and TAG Burger Bar, which Gretchen Kurtz just reviewed -- will join over thirty other che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    As Denver's food assistance requests jumped in 2012, the city struggled to meet the need

    In 2012, requests for emergency food assistance increased in cities across the country -- and a new report shows that in Denver, the need was especially high. Over the past year, requests jumped by 56 percent in Denver, the U.S. Conference of Mayors says, and the city was unable to meet roughly twen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Chef Matt Selby wins first Noel Cunningham award for his commitment to end child hunger in Colorado

    Twenty-five years ago, Noel Cunningham, along with Pat Miller, the "Gabby Gourmet", launched Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a nonprofit childhood hunger relief organization that Cunningham, the former owner/chef of Strings, worked tirelessly to grow and advocate. It soon blossomed into ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012
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    April 9, 2012

    Crock Spot and MasterChef contestant Jake Gandolfo hosting a food truck bash to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies

    After last summer's street-food shindigs wound down, there was some indication that the food truck parties -- at least the Justice League soirees, which were at the forefront of catapulting Denver's street-food scene to prominence -- might be grinding to a halt. "We haven't made any decision about w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Colorado Gives Day: Which nonprofits raised the most money?

    Colorado Gives Day, the 24-hour online charity blitz that won Best Philanthropic Endeavor in our 2011 Best of Denver contest, raised a total of $12.7 million for 928 local nonprofits on December 6 and 7 of this year. So which nonprofits garnered the most donations?

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Colorado Children's Campaign says state's children becoming both more hungry and obese

    Dr. Steve Berman (left), Angela Glover Blackwell and Bill Shore discuss childhood hunger.​Colorado's children suffer from two seemingly contradictory food-related health problems: hunger and obesity. That's the word from the Colorado Children's Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy organization focus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Today: Bakers and food bloggers from across the world hold an online bake sale to benefit Second Harvest Japan

    ​When San Francisco food blogger Sabrina Modelle heard about the earthquake and tsunami devastation in Japan, she reacted the same way that most of us did: staring, dumbfounded, at the horrific images on the television screen, or listening in disbelief to the coverage on the radio. And it was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Food bank turns down food! Were the cans tainted by cannabis?

    Urban Cannabis business manager Dave Crook and sales director Amy DiIullo​ The pot-for-food campaign seemed like such a smart idea to do some good and get some attention: Urban Cannabis, a medical marijuana dispensary on South Downing Street, would give away pre-rolled joints in exchange for c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Metro State team gets in the game to kick hunger at the Taste of the NFL

    Volunteers from last year's Taste of the NFL.​In a country renowned for excess, the hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl could qualify as our crowning achievement in consumption. But at least some people are finding ways to do something positive with our over-indulgence. Over the weekend, Metropo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Tonight: Your beer money benefits Community Food Share at Pizzeria Basta

    At Pizzeria Basta tonight, your beer money goes to charity​Forgot to donate on Colorado Gives Day? Then you might want to head down to Pizzeria Basta, 3601 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, for a beer. The alcohol will take the edge off your guilt, and so will the fact that your beer money's going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Mike Coffman, our Shmuck of the Week, says food stamps cause kids to get fat

    Mike Coffman.​Colorado food banks have seen "a staggering increase in need," the Denver Post reported this week, and 12.2 percent of households "were categorized as food insecure in 2009." The answer, according to Republican U.S. Representative Mike Coffman: cut off food stamps.

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
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    November 19, 2010

    Tonight: Wines for the Holidays

    ​Book it: From 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling Street in Arvada, will host Wines for the Holidays. The wine-tasting features Colorado's finest wines; tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit the Arvada Community Food Bank. for more info, call 720-898-7400. For informat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Golden judge orders offenders to pay court fees with food donations

    All of this will be given to a local food bank in Golden, thanks to a municipal court judge who's asking lawbreakers to pay their $25 court fee with food donations​ If you get clocked speeding, blasting through a stop sign or committing a minor offense in the city of Golden, Ronald Miller, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    A new state advisory council aims to make healthy foods more accessible

    A Flickr photo​A bill signed into law this week has created an advisory council tasked with ensuring Colorado residents' greater access to healthy foods. The thirteen-member Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council will collaborate on such issues as increasing state participation in federal fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Bread alert! Make virtual art, and help Share Our Strength

    ​Go ahead, play with your food. For every piece of virtual bread art you make between now and June 30, the Bread Art Project will donate $1 to Share Our Strength. The Grain Foods Foundation created the Bread Art Project in 2009 to help raise awareness of hunger in America and gave $25,000 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    The Asian Brad Pitt gives out "screamin' deals" for juvies with warrants

    Judge Kerry Hada: What do you think, Angelina?​A tall seventeen-year-old boy wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of deejay earphones around his neck stood facing Judge Kerry Hada in Division 191-J of the Denver County Juvenile Court, a small wood-paneled courtroom that was packed this morni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Matt Selby gets called to Washington DC to cook for the Taste of America gala

    Lori Midson​On Monday, February 22, Matt Selby, executive chef of Steuben's and Vesta Dipping Grill, will join 15 of the nation's top chefs and mixologists in Washington DC, as part of the Share Our Strength contingent at the Democratic Governor's Association conference. Selby, who is the chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    An illuminating idea: A light show that benefits Food Bank of the Rockies

    shela burgess​The holiday spirit is about giving -- well, that and who has the best lights display. Tom O'Connor and Ed Soulsby, two Arvada men, have put both these concepts in action with their display of about 35,000 computer-controlled lights that sync to Christmas music aired on 106.3 FM. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Kenny Be's Hip Tip: Food bank for destitute realtors

    December is a difficult month for the real estate industry. Sales are way down, and an agent loses the ability to find food at open house events. To assist the saleless, the Food Bank for Destitute Realtors needs the following items... ​ ​

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Hot head alert: KJ Gourmet Foods launches its pepperspread with a party to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies

    ​KJ Gourmet Foods, a Brighton-based food company, is all hot and bothered -- but it has absolutely nothing to do with today's beautifully balmy temperature. See, they've just released their Hot Heads Pepperspread -- today! -- and tonight, they're holding a launch party and food drive to benef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Colorado Egg Producers make an egg-celent gesture

    Shauna Ahern​One in eight Coloradoans will struggle to put food on the table this holiday season, and 99 percent of food banks in the state have reported an enormous surge in the need for emergency assistance. Kudos, then, to the Colorado Egg Producers, whose Good Egg Project is lending a hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Empty Bowls Project to fill Arvada Food Bank

    ​There won't be food at the Empty Bowls Project open house rescheduled (because of snow) for Monday, November 2, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. But you won't come away empty-handed. That's because students from Betty Adams Elementary, Lukas Elementary, Meiklejohn Elementary, Ryan Elementary, Semper Elem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Last week to take part in TAG's effort to fight hunger

    ​Time is running out to help TAG Restaurant fight world hunger while also enjoying a tasty bite. Throughout October, TAG, located at 1441 Larimer Street, has been donating a portion of its sales to the "Fill the Cup" campaign, an effort by the Friends of the World Food Program to help raise f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    OneRepublic to pitch in at Food Bank of the Rockies​Colorado-grown band OneRepublic is in Denver for their concert at Magness Arena, but before they take the stage tonight, they'll be volunteering at the Food Bank of the Rockies. The band, responsible for popular tracks Apologize and All the Right Moves, will be packing box ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    KJ's Coffee Bar adds music to the mix

    ​KJ's Coffee Bar, the Whittier neighborhood watering hole at 1710 East 25th Avenue that Kenny and Kristin Johnson opened last year, adds music to the mix tonight, when DJ LHD and friends start spinning at 7 p.m. But don't come to KJ's empty-handed: It's running a food bank to benefit Food Bank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Macy's and Food Bank of the Rockies aim to feed 10 million

    ​ September is Hunger Action Month, and department store giant Macy's is partnering with Feeding America and food banks across the country to fight hunger here at home. Macy's will launch its "Come Together" awareness and fundraising campaign, which aims to feed 10 million people suffering fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Taste of the Nation is hottest ticket in town

    Photo by Lori MidsonSean Yontz and Matt Selby One of Denver's best annual culinary celebrations comes down on Sunday, July 19, at Mile High Station (2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue), this site of this year's Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a fantastic food-centric event that raises funds to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Yes we can: March for MLK and donate to end hunger

    We have a dream -- that no one in Colorado will go hungry today. For the first time, the Martin Luther King Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission has partnered with Food Bank of the Rockies, by hosting a soup/chili food and fund drive at the beginning and conclusion of today's Marade in honor of MLK. Colo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Go to Cook for a Cause and eat for a cause

    The Generous Servings Cooking Classes and Café is marking its one-year anniversary by giving back to the community with Sunday's Cook for a Cause."Generous Servings is all about generosity, so to celebrate our first anniversary, we wanted to find a way to give something to the needy while including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Feed the Food Bank of the Rockies

    Don't write off 2008 yet. You can still do good for others -- and for this year's tax return -- by donating to Food Bank of the Rockies. Just a buck will buy four meals for the hungry -- with 96 cents of every dollar going directly to the purchase of food, and just a paltry 4 cen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    The Gift of Pie

    On Monday morning, the Food Bank of the Rockies was presented with 4,600 pies from Village Inn. To celebrate fifty years of business in Colorado, the company made a big donation of pumpkin cream pie, lemon cream pie, Boston cream pie and carrot cake. "The pies will most likely be distributed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Rocks, on the martini at the Capital Grille

    If your bank account isn't on the rocks, the Capital Grille has just the holiday item for you: a $1,000 martini. But this drink, officially named the Share Our Strength Charity Martini, comes with a real twist: a white topaz and diamond caviar rope bracelet, a limited-edition, custom piece by desig ... More >>

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    November 28, 2006
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    November 28, 2006
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    October 14, 2004
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    August 21, 2003

    Tune In

    Swallow Hill offers the finest in folk

  • Culture

    December 6, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    The Pot Thickens

    The Catholic Worker soup kitchen is back in business.

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    December 23, 1999

    Soup With a Smile

    Their mission is to help the homeless, but now the Catholic Workers are trying to keep a roof over their own heads.

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