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NO HOLIDAY BREAK FOR STRUGGLING FAMILIES

The holiday season is often portrayed as “merry and bright,” but for many Colorado families that’s not the case. When living paycheck to paycheck, a holiday break for families with school-age children leads to additional stress and tough choices like: Do I pay our rent and bills or buy groceries?

Read the rest of the op-ed from Kathy Underhill, our executive director, about hunger and the holiday break, as well as what’s at stake for Colorado kids in 2015.

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COLORADO GIVES DAY SUCCESS

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We raised more than $16,030—a new record—for Colorado Gives Day, thanks to the generous support of many donors. As a private, nonprofit organization, those funds will help us continue our work to ensure that all Coloradans have access to nutritious food.

Thanks to all of the supporters, as well as Community First Foundation for hosting this annual day of philanthropic giving!

Your support is needed throughout the year to ensure no Coloradan goes hungry. Make your tax-deductible gift online before year’s end!

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50 YEARS OF SNAP: THE HISTORY & IMPACT

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, has helped struggling Americans access nutritious food, lifted millions out of poverty and supported our economy for the past 50 years. See the USDA’s  infographic about the history and impact of this program that continues to improve lives and strengthen communities.

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PROVIDING A HEALTHY START TO THE SCHOOL DAY

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Excerpt from The Denver Post: Thanks to the passage of House Bill 13-1006 in 2013, students in most Colorado school districts are getting breakfast after the school day starts, or Breakfast After the Bell.

The benefits of ensuring that all students get something in their stomachs at the beginning of the day are pretty straightforward—increased attendance, decreased tardiness and improved behavior.

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