Hunger Free Colorado

A nonprofit organization

Hunger Free Colorado plays a critical role in our state by connecting individuals and families to reliable sources of nutritious food while working with communities to build more equitable food systems.  Hunger Free Colorado’s work to pass the Healthy School Meals for All Initiative is a monumental step in ending child hunger and ensuring Colorado children a brighter future. 

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Our mission is to connect people to food resources to meet existing needs and drive policy, systems and social change to end hunger.

Background Statement

Having enough nutritious food is vital for health and well-being throughout our lives. Nutritious food helps babies develop, gives kids the energy to excel in school, reduces the risk of chronic diseases in adults and keeps older adults stable and independent. And yet, all across Colorado, kids start the school day hungry, unable to focus on learning. Parents go without to feed their children, and older adults are forced to decide between buying medication or food.

Building a More Just Future

Our vision is that every Coloradan has equitable access to nutritious, culturally relevant food. That vision can only be realized by following the lead of community members directly impacted by hunger, building a community-centered food system, and overturning the structural racism in our institutions and government policies that result in Black, Indigenous, Latinx, immigrant and other communities of color being disproportionately impacted by hunger and poverty.

To achieve our long-term vision, our approach:

-centers community members and local communities directly impacted by hunger;

-pursues systems and policy changes that strengthen SNAP, school meals and other government nutrition programs while also building local food systems;

-ensures adequate income for all and;

-eliminates racist barriers that hinder food access for immigrants and other communities of color.

We will only end hunger when we all commit to doing our part to creating a world in which everyone has the reliable access to the healthy, culturally relevant food needed to thrive. Everyone has a role to play in making this vision a reality, which is why we work to build broad-based support for the anti-hunger cause.

-We need your voice to be heard loud and clear by our elected officials. We have developed an Action Network that brings together thousands of community members from across the state to advocate on critical policy changes.

-Our work to end hunger will not happen overnight – it will take a long-term commitment to creating sustainable, structural change.

Organization Data


Organization name

Hunger Free Colorado

other names

Colorado Anti-Hunger Network (CAN), Colorado Coalition to End Hunger

Year Established



Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Organization Size

Large Organization


1355 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite 201
Denver, CO 80222

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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