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2021 Pitch Competition

 

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Pueblo Food Project, edible landscapes, part of Bennet visit

 

Jon Pompia jpompia@chieftain.com Lush and fragrant, the vibrant green growth in the colorful containers is, literally and figuratively, a natural attraction. “We have six different kinds of basil here,” announced Deric Stowell to a handful of dignitaries and notables, led by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. “And that includes Thai basil.“ It was a revelation that […]

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Pueblo Food Project hosts Food Art of Pueblo Blog #4

 

In partnership with the Pueblo Art Guild and Springside Cheese, the Pueblo Food Project hosted a Food Art of Pueblo event! Over 50 pieces of art were received for the show. Pueblo Mayor, Nick Gradisar judged the pieces and a People's Choice Award was also given.  The winner People's Choice Award was Edwin Soriano, for […]

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Nonprofit makes sure moms have a homecooked meal

 

  The Pueblo Food Project is delivering 1,000 means to a dozen local organization, ensuring that moms in need have quality meals this Mother's Day.   By: Natalie Chuck Posted at 4:44 PM, May 07, 2021 and last updated 7:14 AM, May 08, 2021 PUEBLO — The Pueblo Food Project is delivering 1,000 means to a dozen local […]

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Impact Youth Initiative starting two food projects in Pueblo

 

The Impact Youth Initiative, a group of Pueblo High School students, has two ongoing food projects right now. By: Anna Mankin Posted at 4:42 PM, Jan 15, 2021 and last updated 4:43 PM, Jan 15, 2021 PUEBLO — Young people in Pueblo are making sure those in need aren't hungry. The Impact Youth Initiative, a group of […]

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The Pueblo Food Project teaches kids farming techniques

 

Photo by: Natalie Chuck Posted at 5:09 PM, Feb 02, 2021 and last updated 5:09 PM, Feb 02, 2021 PUEBLO — The Pueblo Food project is teaching seventh graders at Roncalli Middle School some new farming techniques. Students are learning to grow food without soil. For now, they are starting with easier to plant foods, such as […]

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Pueblo Food Project receives large grant from the state

 

The organization recently received a $175,000 grant from the state. By: Tyler Dumas Posted at 9:37 PM, Mar 23, 2021 and last updated 9:37 PM, Mar 23, 2021 PUEBLO — The Pueblo Food Project has big plans for the future. The organization recently received a $175,000 grant from the state. They say the money will be used to […]

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Pueblo volunteers fill 1,000 backpacks with food for homeless

 

  It was all hands on deck at the Pueblo Convention Center on Monday as some local volunteers were filling up hundreds of backpacks to help people in need. By: Ashley Portillo Posted at 5:00 PM, May 24, 2021 and last updated 5:56 AM, May 25, 2021 PUEBLO — It was all hands on deck at the Pueblo […]

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Pueblo Food Project plans to distribute summer meal kits to high school students

 

Sara Wilson The Pueblo Chieftain A group of local students are planning to use grant funds to teach their peers how easy it is to whip up a healthy, inexpensive meal. The Pueblo Food Project Youth Council was awarded a $10,450 grant from the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger to implement a project aimed at alleviating student food insecurity over the summer. […]

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Pueblo Food Project Blog #3

 

Blog by Megan Moore Reflection from January Meeting. Topic: Conversations Around Hunger During our January Pueblo Food Project coalition meeting, the group was asked to discuss ideas around hunger, after learning about the current status of hunger and how it's affecting out communities each group had a lot to say! Many commented on the importance […]

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Work underway to beautify Colorado smelter superfund site

 

Groups in Pueblo are working to improve the area around the Colorado smelter superfund site Watch the TV News Story HERE

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Pueblo Youth Food Council Blog #2

 

By Anjel Garcia At the Pueblo Care and Share food warehouse I learned that a lot has changed ever since the pandemic hit the country. Their staff adapted very well to the new regulations set in place for the food industry. I got to see firsthand the process of packaging the foods and distributing them shown by their manager Roger. I also […]

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Pueblo Youth Food Council Makes Fruit Baskets for Elementary Students for Valentine's Day

 

Please use the link to watch the awesome video covering our Youth Council's volunteer opportunity. https://www.chieftain.com/story/news/2021/02/11/pueblo-youth-food-council-providing-500-fruit-baskets-elementary-schools/6713111002/   The Pueblo Youth Food Council put together 500 fruit baskets Wednesday that will be distributed to elementary students for Valentine's Day. The organization consists of high school students and is a part of the Pueblo Food Project. They're distributing the baskets to […]

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Pueblo Food Youth Council Blog #1

 

This past week, the Pueblo Foodacutes got the chance to meet some very special business owners and experience what it is like to be a part of starting a business in the food industry. We started the day by visiting Musso’s, a family-owned restaurant that serves authentic and might I add, delicious, Italian food. The […]

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Pueblo Food Project, A Year in Review

 

The Pueblo Food Project has had a busy and exciting year of trials, accomplishments, and growth. We were able to provide meals to families, homeless, and many in need. We helped get local food and product to our community. We persevered, like many others, through the pandemic and are very thankful for another year of […]

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Pueblo health department offers healthy food bags for New Year's food drive

 

Alexis Smith The Pueblo Chieftain Editor’s note: The Pueblo Chieftain is able to provide exclusive local news thanks in part to the support of its subscribers. Now through Jan. 4, new subscribers can receive a year of news from the Chieftain for as little as $39. Support local news today at Chieftain.com/subscribe now. A food drive to […]

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Family farm supplying meat for Pueblo's Food Project

 

Photo by: Natalie Chuck One local family farm is supplying all of the beef in the Pueblo Food Project holiday meal kits. By: Natalie Chuck Posted at 6:53 PM, Nov 27, 2020 and last updated 7:03 PM, Nov 27, 2020 PUEBLO — There's something special in knowing exactly where your food comes from, especially when it comes from […]

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Pueblo working to provide meals to combat hunger throughout holidays

 

  Photo by: Pueblo Food Project Pueblo is helping aid the hungry this holiday season. The Pueblo Food Project will be delivering over 5,000 meals in the next 6 weeks to those in need. By: Natalie Chuck Posted at 8:02 PM, Nov 24, 2020 and last updated 6:21 AM, Nov 25, 2020 PUEBLO — Pueblo is helping the […]

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Pueblo’s Food Project awarded $200k Grant to Bring Fresh, Healthy and Local Food to all Puebloans

 

PUEBLO – Pueblo Food Project was awarded a $200,000gr ant to bring fresh, healthy, and local food to every Puebloan’s table by the Colorado Health Foundation. The grant will help Pueblo Food Project, a community-led coalition, to implement its core mission of building a more equitable and sustainable food system in Pueblo County. “We are […]

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Using CARES Act funds to show the homeless Pueblo cares

 

The start of the benevolence was a table full of sliced peaches, which gave way to copious caches of canned ravioli, trail mix and fig bars, fruit snacks, tuna and popcorn. The end point, at least in this spacious room inside the Pueblo Convention Center, was a pickup truck bed full of well packed brown paper sacks. The […]

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Online pantry using local products for hunger relief

 

The Pueblo Food Project has launched a virtual community pantry to help connect hunger relief organizations with food supplies for their clients. The effort is funded  by CARES Act money granted to the city. Monique Marez, coordinator of the Pueblo Food Project, said the Food Project has organized a task force that meets with major hunger […]

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Pueblo COVID relief brings cold weather relief for homeless

 

With Friday morning offering a brisk and biting reminder, wintery weather is always but a stone's throw away. Fortunately for Pueblo's homeless, relief against the elements also is on the way, courtesy of the Pueblo Food Project and the the city of Pueblo. With COVID-19 relief funds provided to the city, and through a partnership […]

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Senator Michael Bennet visits Pueblo to tour the Pueblo Food Project's edible landscapes

 

Master Gardener, Deric Stowel, and member of the Pueblo Food Council, spoke about the plants in the gardens and his passion for gardening. Both County Commissioner, Chris Wisemen and Mayor, Nick Gradisar spoke about the Pueblo Food Project and the work they’ve supported.

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