DENVER — Over the course of the pandemic, countless Coloradans relied on the many food drives and pantries available to the public.
The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing shutdowns left millions of people without food. In late 2020, a Census Bureau survey found that 18 million American adults sometimes or often did not have enough food to eat.
A new program in Denver is working to address food insecurity in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.
The program is called Huerta Urbana, and it's operated by the nonprofit Focus Points Family Resource Center, which also runs the popular Comal Heritage Food Incubator. The goal of Huerta Urbana is to teach families how to grow and then distribute fresh produce in their neighborhoods.