CONGRESS CONSIDERING DISASTROUS BUDGET CUTS
Right now, Congress is considering $125 billion in cuts to food stamps over the next 10 years as part of the proposed 2016 federal budget. Such deep cuts would harm working families, kids and seniors. These cuts wouldn’t create a stronger America but instead make hunger worse, devastate families and negatively impact our economy.
Find out how you can take action TODAY via email, phone and social media!
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK
It’s National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, and we want to recognize our volunteers for connecting more Coloradans to food resources. They take calls on the Hunger Free Hotline, assist those applying for benefits at a county human services office, educate people about the issue of hunger and use their skills in other ways.
Thanks to all who volunteer their time and play a vital role in creating a hunger-free Colorado!
ONE SCHOOL’S SUCCESS WITH BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL
“The students are behaving better than before. The teachers don’t need to serve the breakfast, nor clean up afterwards,” said Kyle Schwartz, a third-grade teacher at Doull Elementary. “Time isn’t lost on learning, as the kids are more ready to learn.”
Read more about the Denver school’s success with Breakfast After the Bell, where 400 students now access breakfast after the start of the school day compared to 100 last school year.
ENSURING NO COLORADO KID GOES HUNGRY
The statewide effort, set forth in November 2009, experienced substantial progress in addressing child hunger through systemic and policy changes, increased awareness, and expanded programs and services, a result of strong collaboration and nationally-regarded innovation.