Letter to the Editor from State Senator Larry Crowder on Food Assistance Programs

 

Food assistance programs are important. One item on the issue of school re-openings that needs be considered are those programs offering free breakfast and lunch for students and the potential health problems through a lack of nutrition for those that do not have access to the programs.  

Lack of food is a growing problem with COVID-19 and should not be underestimated. An estimated 400,000 people in Colorado qualify for SNAP. (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). 

In Colorado, more than 69% of SNAP participants are found in families with children and almost 30% are in families with members who are elderly or have disabilities and more than 43% are in working families.  

Colorado State Senator
Larry Crowder
District 35-Southern Colorado

 

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