More than 23 percent of households with children, and more than 25 percent of working families in Colorado don't have enough food to meet their basic needs.
Hunger Free Colorado's Director of Communications Michelle Ray joined 9NEWS on Wednesday morning to talk about solutions to hunger issues in Colorado.
"Hunger is often a silent and invisible issue in our state, but it is something that's solvable," Ray said.
Ray says even if a person is working, he or she may still be eligible for assistance. She encourages anyone experiencing hunger to call Hunger Free Colorado's Hunger Free Hotline, a multilingual service offering people referrals to over 1,200 public and private food assistance programs statewide. The hotline performs a screening to find out which nutrition program is best for each caller.
Hunger Free Hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The toll-free number is (855) 855-4626.
Ray also says that Hunger Free Colorado is always looking for more resources to offer to the people of Colorado. If you know of any agencies offering food assistance in Colorado, especially holiday meals, please contact Hunger Free Colorado at www.hungerfreecolorado.org.
Alexis Bridenbraugh contributed to this report.
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