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Zornio: Keep giving thanks by donating food year round to the 33% of Coloradans facing hunger

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 […]

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Universal free lunch will help Colorado districts keep feeding kids. But could it also rob some schools of state funding?

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 […]

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About a third of Jeffco students qualify for subsidized meals. There are fears many can’t access them during coronavirus.

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 […]