- 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