FEEDING STUDENTS IN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO
Smart Bellies Backpack Food Program strives to eliminate childhood hunger on the weekends by providing backpacks full of nutritious food, allowing children to get the full benefit of their education and development.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, more than
18 million children may face hunger in 2020. Hunger knows no boundaries.
(Feeding America, feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america)
A Coloradan, on average, only receives about $1.39 per meal in food stamp benefits, making it a challenge to put healthy food on the table for themselves and their family.
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Colorado Food Assistance Program fact sheet, March 2018)