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Backpack Food Program

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.

Hunger

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)

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1 in 3 Summit County children are enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. 

 

(Colorado Department of Education, 

https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdereval/pupilcurrentschool)

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) 

Colorado

ANDIE'S PACK

  1. Help Us Shop
  2. Pack Backpacks
  3. Deliver Backpacks
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