Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado has announced its largest initiative to fight hunger statewide, the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger. The multi-year plan was developed with funding from the Colorado Health Foundation and is being led by a 35-member steering committee that includes Care and Share and "hunger and nutrition nonprofits, health care providers, state agencies, local county governments, schools, community-based organizations, and individuals experiencing hunger," a release notes.
The plan puts a focus on access and awareness, as well as maximizing the number of qualified people on government food programs.
"Unfortunately, there are thousands of individuals and families who are struggling to put food on their tables," Care and Share President and CEO Lynne Telford stated in a press release. "At Care and Share Food Bank, we are working hard to make sure no one goes hungry, and while we are making positive strides in our mission, we know that collaboration is key to ending hunger."