We can’t keep our constantly depleted shelves filled without help from Congress, and the Farm Bill expires this month.
But a transition from a county-administered system to a statewide one would be long, complicated and expensive
Half a million Coloradans will have emergency SNAP funds wrongly cut as food prices soar
The SNAP cuts are taking power away from families to decide what they need, where they want, and on their own time
With Thanksgiving dinner in the rearview mirror, many of us are still feasting on leftover turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. It’s a luxury we rarely appreciate, yet for one third of Coloradans the ability to find nutritious food on a regular basis is hardly a given. Food insecurity in America is far more widespread than […]
When Paula Buser heard that the U.S. Department of Agriculture would fund universal free lunch for schools throughout the country next year, she hit a crossroads of emotions, falling somewhere between contented and concerned. Food insecurity has plagued families in Fremont County during the pandemic, said Buser, who directs support services for Cañon City School […]
Feeding families struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic has risen as a top priority for many school districts across Colorado, but a band of community organizations is calling on Jeffco Public Schools to do more to make sure its students have enough food. Led by Coloradans for the Common Good, the organizations convened […]
Perhaps this will surprise you since I lead the very sort of organization that will benefit from the funding included in HB20B-1003, which Gov. Jared Polis signed into law Dec. 7 and which will provide $5 million in funding to Colorado’s charitable-food sector, but let me be blunt. We can do better. Don’t get me […]