May 20, 2013 8:32 AM
The end of school doesn't mean the end of free meals for children who need them. Free breakfast, lunch, or snacks will be available for eligible children in low-income areas this summer. They'll be served at sites like neighborhood parks, libraries, schools, places of worship, mobile buses, and recreation centers.... more »
February 3, 2013 5:41 PM
You may watch the Super Bowl just for the commercials, or the half-time show, or maybe for the game itself.
It turns out, the favorite part of the Super Bowl for many is the food. Were you one of those who braved the crowds? Many of you did just to... more »
October 27, 2012 7:22 PM
There's a chance to make a real difference in Colorado Springs.
There are elderly in need of food, and many of you have stepped up to help. We met with volunteers of Silver Key at their food drive earlier today.
Each month, Silver Key delivers 600 bags of... more »
September 5, 2012 6:23 PM
When you get ready to eat dinner with you family, take a closer look at those vegetables. What you may not know is that some of them have been genetically modified.
We found out more on the research that's making farming more efficient. It's been around for over 120... more »
August 20, 2012 2:13 PM
DENVER (AP) - There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them. At a School Nutrition Association conference in Denver this summer, food workers heard tips... more »
August 1, 2012 7:14 PM
U.S. Forest Service officials are telling Aspen-area campers to lock up their food to keep bears away. Forest Service officials said Wednesday that visitors to the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District's developed recreation sites and the Lincoln Creek and Castle Creek designated dispersed campsites are being ordered to store all food, cooking... more »
July 29, 2012 12:30 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Poverty across the planet will drop sharply by 2030, with a rising middle class of some two billion people pushing for more rights and resources. The chief at the U.S. government's top intelligence analysis shop says if current economic and demographic trends continue, 1 billion people... more »
July 23, 2012 7:06 AM
DENVER (AP) - Some people say they feel sick after having a turkey dinner at a Denver rescue mission. Denver Fire Department Lt. Phil Champagne says about 340 people ate the meal at the Denver Rescue Mission around 5 p.m. Sunday. The dinner was donated by a caterer. Within 45... more »
July 3, 2012 7:38 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - The mayor known far and wide for his public health initiatives will preside over the annual weigh-in ceremony for hot dog-eating champions. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be on hand Tuesday for the ceremony at City Hall Park. Joey Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas will... more »
May 16, 2012 6:24 PM
More than 80 students take advantage of free food at East High School in Pueblo.
Many of them say they were excited about the food, all of it was healthy! A line of students waited for fruit and vegetables like onions, tomatoes, cabbage, and carrots.
It was put on... more »
May 7, 2012 5:05 PM
Letter carriers across the country will gather food for the needy on Saturday. Residents are asked to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to their mailbox Saturday morning. Local letter carriers will collect that food and take it to Care and Share.
This is the 20th year... more »
April 4, 2012 6:47 AM
The special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, or WIC, says they have room for more clients.
The Pueblo County Health Department says they are encouraging families to call and learn if they qualify for the assistance.
The programs goal is to help keep pregnant and... more »
March 19, 2012 6:21 PM
A certified course is planned for next month to teach food service professionals how to keep food safe.
ServSafe, the Serving Safe Food Certification Course will be conducted in a two-part course Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11 from 2:00 pm-7:30 pm each day in Pueblo. Limited space... more »
March 16, 2012 2:04 PM
Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law the Colorado Cottage Foods Act.
The law gives cottage bakers the freedom to sell their goods directly to consumers, which is currently prohibited under Colorado law. The law covers so called "non-hazardous foods" which are low in moisture and may be maintained... more »
March 15, 2012 5:47 PM
The Colorado State University Extension Office, in partnership with the Students of Delivery of Cooperative Extension Programs will be presenting a free webinar on Tuesday, March 27. The topic of the webinar is "Fundamentals of Creating a Colorado Farm Food Safety Plan," and will feature a panel of speakers who... more »
March 5, 2012 4:33 PM
The House of Representatives passed the Colorado Cottage Foods Act today. It has already passed in the Senate.
It would give cottage bakers the right to sell some foods directly to consumers.
The bill covers foods which are low in moisture and may be safely maintained at room... more »
February 29, 2012 6:52 PM
Thousands in Pueblo are living in poverty and a non-profit that helps feed the hungry says the demand for services keeps growing. Today the Pueblo Cooperative Care Center opened a new, larger office in Downtown Pueblo to help meet those needs.
For desperate families the center is a symbol... more »
February 29, 2012 1:28 PM
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - An international medical aid group says it is sending medical and logistical supplies to Mauritania to help the tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in neighboring Mali. Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that 28,000 people are camped in the Mauritanian towns of Fassala... more »
February 23, 2012 6:07 AM
DENVER (AP) - The governor's forum on Colorado agriculture plans to feature discussions on food safety and how to reduce outbreaks. This year, the annual event comes after a listeria outbreak was traced to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the... more »
February 5, 2012 9:47 PM
Were the bowls at your Super Bowl party just not that super this year? You're not alone--apparently, the rising cost of food was a foul to many Super Bowl party hosts.
"This bag used to be two fifty," Charlene Maneafaiga said, holding up a bag of chips. "And now... more »
January 24, 2012 3:00 PM
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today identified 10 health related areas that need progress in the next three to five years.
Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer for the department, said, "We selected these 10 Winnable Battles because they provide Colorado's greatest opportunities for... more »
October 16, 2011 9:25 AM
One hundred fifty nations mark World Food Day today as the global population rushes toward an estimated 7 billion by the end of the month.
The aim of the day is to heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world.
This year's focus is increasing... more »
October 12, 2011 9:24 PM
"People call me and they want to have their product that they make in the market," says owner of The Kitchen Pantry Gloria Stultz. For the past fifteen years, Stultz has also been in charge of running the Canon City Farmer's Market. Stultz sees firsthand the many people that wish... more »
October 12, 2011 5:36 PM
The Kitchen Pantry in Canon City opened its doors to the public for business on this month, but in order for guests to be able to buy its goods, avid cooks and bakers need to come and use the kitchen, make something and then stock the store's shelves with their... more »
October 12, 2011 9:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Food prices could rise more slowly next year because farmers have a bigger surplus of corn on hand than previously thought.
The Department of Agriculture estimates farmers have 206 million more bushels of surplus corn on hand at the start of this year's harvest. That means... more »
October 9, 2011 1:51 PM
Every Monday, HuHot Mongolian Grill on N. Academy in Colorado Springs donates 10% of their sales to Home Front Cares , but on Monday, October 10, the owners are upping the amount to 100%.
The grill specializes in cooking to order whatever you pack into your bowl -- and... more »
October 9, 2011 11:44 AM
HuHot Mongolian Grill who will donate 100% of its Monday sales in hopes of raising at least $10K to be given to Home Front Cares. Tomorrow, come out and support a worthy cause. HUHOT Mongolian Grill: 7790 N. Academy Rd.; Colorado Springs, CO 80920 more »
October 3, 2011 7:24 PM
Food pantries across the country are having trouble with resources, but one Colorado Springs non-profit says they have extra food to give away.
Silver Key Senior Services has been giving out about 450 boxes of food a month locally to seniors; each box feeds one person for a month.... more »
October 2, 2011 8:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Outbreaks of listeria and other serious illnesses linked to tainted food are becoming more common, partly because much of what we eat takes a long and winding road from farm to fork.
A cantaloupe grown on a Colorado field may make four or five stops before... more »
September 28, 2011 3:05 PM
Every year 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from eating tainted food, according to the CDC. Recent attention has been focused on a listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe. Health experts say it's important for people to remember to wash all their produce before eating it.
You don't eat the... more »
September 10, 2011 12:02 AM
Ever hear yourself say, "What if...?" Well, today, one group encourages your "what if" to become reality.
Imagination Celebration and the Pikes Peak Library District present the second annual "What If" Festival of Innovation and Imagination, which is a free fair for people of all ages to experience.
It's... more »
August 27, 2011 3:55 PM
There's something new at the Colorado State Fair this year. In addition to the usual corn dogs, funnel cakes and hamburgers you can get python, scorpion and even a maggot sandwich. Jungle George is serving up all of the odd and unique eats at his stand. We'll have more on... more »
August 17, 2011 8:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies paid more in July for raw materials and wholesale goods. Food, tobacco and pickup truck costs drove the increase.
The Labor Department says the Producer Price Index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 0.2 percent last month. That follows a 0.4... more »
July 26, 2011 11:29 PM
DENVER (AP) - State health officials say some papayas that were recalled nationwide because of potential salmonella contamination were distributed in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Tuesday the recalled papayas were sold at Walmart stores around the state. The department says one person in Colorado... more »
July 24, 2011 2:22 PM
The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is cautioning residents and campers that dryer than average conditions are attributing to higher than normal human and bear interaction. Michael Seraphin, Spokesperson with DOW released a statement outlining that within the last few weeks, wildlife officers have responded to a higher than... more »
July 10, 2011 11:21 AM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space shuttle has pulled up for the last time at a space station. Emotions were running high Sunday, in orbit and on Earth, as Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station.
It's the final docking to a space station ever by a NASA... more »
June 18, 2011 6:50 AM
Yes, it's time for Springs Spree!
This year marks the 34th year for the annual family fun festival taking place in Memorial Park this weekend. There will be free music across three stages, foods from all over the world, and many other fun activities.
We will be going live... more »
June 6, 2011 1:17 PM
Pueblo City Schools began its free summer food program today. The program has been around since 1981 serving those 18 or younger.
"We have children who visit the site every day," said Jill Kidd, Director of Nutrition Services. "We are concerned because we have a slowdown in the economy,... more »
May 28, 2011 3:54 PM
Thousands of people crowded the streets of Old Colorado City Saturday for the 36th Annual Territory Days celebration. The three day street festival recognizes the community's role as the first territorial capital of the state.
A new attraction this year is the Hawk Quest booth where you can see... more »
April 25, 2011 7:32 PM
The City's Meadows Park Community Center will open a satellite location in Stratmoor Hills at 2027 B Street in Colorado Springs.
A food pantry will be the predominant service offered at this location initially, along with public meeting space and rental opportunities for private functions. Future offerings will include... more »
April 18, 2011 5:49 PM
About 500 people turned out yesterday at Pueblo Community College to sample the Grand Buffet. It's a giant spread cooked by Culinary Arts students.
The students worked on some of those dishes for a week.
Those student chefs got plenty of input on the food, as well as... more »
March 31, 2011 6:03 PM
People in Pueblo County who rely on food assistance from the government are frustrated. There's such a large backlog some are having to wait over a month for help--and this isn't a new problem.
The government offers help with food for people who don't have a lot of money.... more »
March 31, 2011 11:28 AM
It appears some people are still waiting a long time to get food assistance benefits in Pueblo County. In November 2010, News First 5 talked to several people who waited a month or longer to receive benefits. Six months have passed by and News First 5 wanted to know if... more »
March 25, 2011 6:47 PM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife says it's time to prepare for bears.
Black bears are opportunistic feeders that will eagerly exploit any available food source.
"During the summer, a bear's primary concern is finding food," said Albert Romero, a District Wildlife Manager in De Beque." It's a lot... more »
March 19, 2011 6:36 PM
FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) - There's word that radiation is turning up in some food and water in Japan. The Tokyo government says radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near the facility were found to exceed safety limits, and higher-than-recommended amounts of radioactive iodine showed up in drinking water... more »
February 21, 2011 1:11 PM
The 6th Annual Flavor of Pueblo Food & Wine Show will happen Thursday, March 3, at the Pueblo Convention Center.
Last year, over 800 people attended the event, tasting the many "Flavors of Pueblo" by enjoying samples from 25 food and beverage vendors and wine purveyors. This year's vendors... more »
January 12, 2011 12:48 AM
There's some tasty business going on in Colorado Springs. A small Mexican restaurant is bottling its famous salsa, bringing a little hometown flavor to a grocery store near you.
Opened in 2001, the Cafe El Paso has struck a nerve in Colorado Springs. El Paso, Texas native Sandra Santoscoy... more »
December 22, 2010 2:29 PM
They're the foods you crave around Christmas.Sweet or spicy. Tasty and gooey. Here's a look at some of the popular cultural foods we found in Pueblo. At Gags, or Gagliano's in Bessemer people line up for a taste of Italy. "This is our busiest time of year," said Vince Gagliano.... more »
December 21, 2010 7:16 PM
Christmas will be a lot better for about 8,000 Colorado Springs families thanks to "The Best Christmas Ever."
Families were chosen through local non-profit agencies that help the poor. They were given a full turkey dinner, new toys, even bicycles and a chance for play time at Mr. Biggs.... more »
December 13, 2010 5:03 PM
Pueblo Centennial High School has won an award from the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger for increasing participation in the school breakfast program.
To increase access to the School Breakfast Program, the Campaign partners created the Colorado School Breakfast Challenge which urged school principals to work with school nutrition... more »
December 10, 2010 1:20 PM
The Annual Posada and Christmas Tree Lighting will happen in Avondale tomorrow evening.
Sponsored by People Caring for People, the ceremony will include a performance by the Pueblo County High School Choir, carols from area church groups, cookies and hot chocolate. It Happens at Highway 50 and Avondale Blvd.... more »
December 1, 2010 5:08 PM
In Pueblo, children who don't have enough food at home will be getting some help this week. Today, The Qwest Foundation and The United Way of Pueblo County donated $10,000 to help feed hungry students. In Pueblo City Schools 350 students will receive food sacks on Friday. In School District... more »
November 24, 2010 2:08 PM
50 turkeys. 45 pies. 200lbs of mashed potatoes. It's an ambitious task to cook a Thanksgiving meal for 800 guests. "I've been cooking turkeys for the past 5 days," said William Muldrew, head chef at the Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue Mission in Pueblo. The Wayside Cross is preparing food for... more »
November 17, 2010 3:43 PM
Several counties in Colorado are experiencing a backlog of people requesting food stamps. In Pueblo County, the case load increased from 9,000 to 15,000 households in the last 18 months. A county administrator in Pueblo says her office is simply understaffed to handle the increase in clients. One woman we... more »
November 15, 2010 7:11 PM
Throughout Southern Colorado more families need help getting food this Thanksgiving. Our area's largest distributor of free food says demand is up about 26% from a year ago. "This is the place to come when you're down on your luck or you need a hand up," said Marcie Reynolds, who... more »
November 15, 2010 6:17 PM
The Salvation Army and other organizations will serve free lunch for Thanksgiving at various locations from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
November 25, 2010 in Colorado Springs
Salvation Army, 501 S. Weber St.
Salvation Army, 908 Yuma
Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5725 Southmoor... more »
November 5, 2010 7:23 PM
Fellowship of the Rockies church in Pueblo is trying to gather enough food to feed 200 families.
Teams are being formed at the church to gather food, sort it, pack boxes and deliver them to the needy. Turkeys will be provided by Andrews Food Services.
A list of... more »
October 22, 2010 11:48 AM
When you think of airline food your expectations are probably pretty low. As in--what airline food? One airline is trying to change that by partnering with the a big name in the culinary world: The Ritz-Carlton. The end result may surprise you.
"It was a challenge and at first... more »
October 15, 2010 9:02 AM
Flu vaccines are grown in chicken eggs--problematic for people allergic to eggs.
But this flu season, people with egg allergies shouldn't be worried about getting the seasonal influenza vaccine, which includes protection against H1N1, experts say. A new study found that the vaccines are safe for people with egg... more »
October 7, 2010 4:04 PM
A new study reveals African American boys may be at particular risk for food allergies.
The National Institutes of Health survey included data on antibody levels that would flag allergies to peanuts, milk, eggs and shrimp.
The odds of male black children having food allergies was more than... more »
September 23, 2010 5:37 PM
A charity group in Pueblo says more people are struggling to put food on the table. This may not come as a surprise. Last week, the U.S. Census says the number of Americans living in poverty has jumped to its highest level in more than half a century. Marlene Saiz... more »
September 20, 2010 7:34 PM
A homeless shelter in Pueblo has come up with a unique concept to help make ends meet. The Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue Mission recently opened a lunch buffet to the public. The cost is a $1.50 per pound of food. The shelter says it expects to raise money because 70%... more »
September 20, 2010 8:39 AM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife says that as of Friday, about 200 bear licenses were still available to hunters for an area stretching from north of Vail, west to Glenwood Springs and south to Aspen.
The division made 1,035 licenses available for the area this fall, up from 630... more »
September 20, 2010 6:23 AM
The Food and Drug Administration is starting two days of hearings on whether genetically engineered salmon should be sold in a store near you. If the answer is yes, this type of salmon could become the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption.
The FDA already has said... more »