Lunch & Learn: Food Access

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 from 11:15am to 1:00pm (MT)


  • Nearly 1 in 11 Coloradans (~9.2%) struggle with hunger (food insecurity), not having enough money to purchase food
  • Nearly 1 in 7 Colorado children may not always know when or where they will be getting their next meal
  • 40% of food produced is thrown away
  • 49% of low or moderate income neighborhoods don't have access to a full service grocery store

Join us in November as we address food insecurity and food access in the metro area.

This special lunch-and-learn will be held at the Comal Heritage Food Incubator in Globeville Elyria Swansea. Comal is a lunch restaurant and training program started by Focus Points Family Resource Center. The Comal program provides skills in culinary arts and business as a platform for economic development to  immigrants and refugees—who originate from countries like Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia. The program gives participants a venue to celebrate their culinary traditions while learning about entrepreneurship and professional food services.

Our expert speakers include representatives from:

  • Focus Points, a Mile High United Way Strategic Priorities funded partner, committed to serving low-income families in the greater northeast Denver area
  • The GrowHaus, a United Neighborhoods partner, is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace and educational center in Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood
  • We Don't Waste is one of the largest food recovery organizations in the state, supplementing food provided by food assistance programs with fresh food reclaimed from food donors


Friends are welcome! Please register by November 1.

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