Become a Hunger-Relief Advocate!

Crop Donation Bill Signed

On May 30, Governor Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act, a new state tax credit designed to boost fresh-food donations and increase access for struggling Coloradans. The Act not only will increase fresh-food donations from local producers, but provide struggling Coloradans with additional access to fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meat products. The 25-percent tax credit will go into effect January 2015 and will be offered to local producers who donate excess foods to Colorado food banks and pantries.

Feeding Colorado (Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, Community Food Share, Food Bank for Larimer County, Food Bank of the Rockies and Weld Food Bank) and Hunger Free Colorado served as lead supporters for this legislation, along with support from the Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Nonprofit Association, CSU-Extension, LiveWell Colorado and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. The bill was sponsored by Rep. McLachlan (D-Durango), Sen. Hodge (D-Brighton) and Sen. Roberts (R-Durango), and co-sponsored by Rep. Dore (R-Elizabeth).The Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act will help our agricultural industry provide additional food for the hungry and is a 'win-win' for our entire state. The Food Bank for Larimer County and our partners at Feeding Colorado are grateful for the bipartisan support of this bill and we are excited to be able to distribute more farm-fresh food through our programs and partner agencies.

Advocacy is critical to fighting hunger.  Becoming a hunger-relief advocate offers many opportunities to weigh in on important public policy issues in Washington DC, Denver and in our community. Our advocates communicate with their legislators about hunger issues. They talk to their friends and other social contacts about the need for a solution to hunger. Many share their personal experiences with hunger. Together, we can bring about true change. For more information, email Lauren Dewey,


Step 1: Join the Hunger Action Center

The  Hunger Action Center is an online community that brings together individuals dedicated to making a difference in the fight against hunger. The Hunger Action Center’s goal is to raise awareness about the reality of hunger in America and advocate for legislation that addresses the many factors that contribute to food insecurity. It is a resource to help you get informed and stay active as we advocate for legislation at the federal, state, and local level.


Step 2: Follow Current Federal Legislation and State Legislation. The Food Resource Action Center is another excellent resource. 


Step 3: Call/Write Your Congressional Leaders. Learn more.

Call Congress!  Ask your Members of Congress to reject any proposals to cut any type of funding to anti-hunger programs including SNAP, TEFAP, CSFP, and WIC.  To complement your call, write a letter or email your Members of Congress to let them know the need, importance, and impact of anti-hunger programs.  We have heard directly from Members of Congress how important and persuasive these stories can be.  Be sure to send your letters to the district office of your Members of Congress or use the Hunger Action Center to write your own personal email.


U.S. Congressional Leaders

Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator

Washington Office
702 Hart Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5852
Fax: 202-228-5036


Fort Collins Office

1200 South College Avenue, Suite 211
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 224-2200
Fax: (970) 224-2205


Mark Udall

U.S. Senator Washington Office

Hart Office Building Suite SH-328
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-5941
Fax: 202-224-6471
Coloradans, call toll-free: 877-7-MUDALL (877-768-3255)


Northeast Region Office
801 8th St. Suite 140A

Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: (970) 356-5586


Jared Polis

U.S. Representative, CD2

Washington Office 501 Cannon H.O B.
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2161
Fax: (202) 226-7840


Colorado Office 300 E. Horsetooth Rd. #103
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 226-1239
Fax: (970) 226-8597



State of Colorado Legislative Leaders

John Kefalas, State Senator - District 14
Office Location: 200 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4841


Kevin Lundberg, State Senator - District 15

Office Location: 200 East Colfax

Denver, CO 80203

Capitol Phone: 303-866-4853



Perry Buck, State Representative - District 49
Office Location: 200 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2907


Brian Delgrosso, State Representative - District 51

Office Location: 200 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2947


Joann Ginal, State Representative - District 52

Office Location: 200 East Colfax

Denver, CO 80203

Capitol Phone: 303-866-4569



Randy Fischer, State Representative - District 53

Office Location: 200 East Colfax

Denver, CO 80203

Capitol Phone: 303-866-2917





























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