Hunger Education Week

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Millions still suffer from hunger, unable to eat sufficient food to meet basic nutritional needs.

La Puente’s Hunger Education Week is a series of events designed to increase awareness about the realities of hunger in our communities and what we can do to help.

The 2020 Hunger Education Week will take place from Saturday, April 25 until Sunday, May 3 and will include 8 events this year.

Generosity on Tap

Saturday | Apr 25 | SLV Brewery | 6pm

Join us at our annual Generosity on Tap Fundraiser supporting La Puente’s Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley. This highly-anticipated event will feature a live & Silent Auction. Food Catered by San Luis Valley Brewing Company and live music performed by Ol’ Scratch. All proceeded from the night will go directly to the food bank network to help ensure no one has to go to bed hungry in the San Luis Valley.

ASU Cooking Matters Pop-Up Tour

Monday | Apr 27 | Student Union Center | 4pm

Please join us at Adams State University as we learn about the importance of cooking healthy, nutrient-dense meals, as well as shopping and cooking tips. The event will include food group-specific educational stations so that attendees can learn, first hand, how to make the healthy choices for a well-balanced meal.
This event will be geared towards college students and the food pantry on campus.

VEGI First Garden Night

Tuesday | Apr 28 | Boyd Learning Garden | 5pm

Come join us for the first garden night of the season. It will be an educational night where attendees will learn about growing their own food. Share the work, share the harvest.

Fill the Van Food Drive

Wednesday | Apr 29 | Safeway & City Market | 10am

Come out to City Market or Safeway on Wednesday, April 29th and help us fill our Food Bank vans with canned goods or fresh produce. All donations will go directly to the Food Bank of the San Luis Valley.

Hunger Advocacy Happy Hour

Thursday | Apr 30 | Square Peg | 4pm

Come learn how you can help La Puente advocate for the hungry in our community. Learn about federal, state, and local efforts to help fight hunger and how you can ensure La Puente’s Food Bank Network continues to provide meals to over 12,000 individuals a year.

Cooking Matters Pop-Up Tour

Friday | May 1 | Alamosa Food Bank | 1pm

Please join us at the Alamosa Food Pantry as we learn about the importance of cooking healthy, nutrient-dense meals, as well as shopping and cooking tips. The event will include food group-specific educational stations so that attendees can learn, first hand, how to make the healthy choices for a well-balanced meal.

Center Food Pantry Opening

Saturday | May 2 | 350 S Worth St. Center, CO | 1pm

The SLV Food Bank Network is opening a new pantry in Center. Join us as we unveil the new building and celebrate the expansion of our network.

CROP Walk

Sunday | May 3 | Cole Park | 1pm

Walk in solidarity with those experiencing hunger around the world. We’ll have food, live music, & prizes!

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