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Lunch & Learn: Food Access

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

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Friends are welcome! Please register by November 1.

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Location: Comal Heritage Food Incubator, 3455 Ringsby Ct #105, Denver, CO 80216