Coalition to End Hunger in Lakewood
Lakewood organizations fighting to end hunger together
Nearly 1 in 3 Coloradans struggle with hunger, not always having enough money to buy food.1
Food insecurity increases the risk of health complications including heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease.2
Fifty percent of Lakewood K-12 students qualify for free or reduced lunch.3
Frequently Asked Questions
What does CEHL do?
CEHL aims to end hunger in Lakewood through a unified effort of local hunger-fighting organizations. Coalition partners meet each month to collaborate, discuss coalition goals, and share resources.
How can I get involved?
Visit our About page! Many of our partner organizations have opportunities to volunteer, donate, or share resources.
Can my organization join?
Yes, CEHL would love to collaborate with more food growers, farmers' markets, food pantries, and other food assistance providers in the Lakewood area. If this sounds like your organization, email email@example.com to get started.
1 Hunger Free Colorado. (2021, March 23). The Facts: Hunger in Colorado. https://www.hungerfreecolorado.org/the-facts-hunger-in-colorado/
2 Gregory, C. A., & Coleman-Jensen, A. (2017, July). Food Insecurity, Chronic Disease, and Health Among Working-Age Adults. USDA ERS. https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84467/err-235_summary.pdf?v=0
3 Jeffco Public Schools. (2020, January 23). Free and Reduced Lunch by Articulation Area. https://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_627881/File/Jeffco%20PS/Academics/Student%20Transcripts/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Lunch%20Rates%20by%20Articulation%20Area%20PUBLIC.pdf