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Backpack Food Program

FEEDING STUDENTS IN SUMMIT AND LAKE COUNTIES, COLORADO

Smart Bellies is working to reduce childhood hunger and increase access to healthy food options on the weekends. We deliver weekly bags with breakfast, lunches and snacks for the kids, produce for the whole family, and monthly snacks to our local schools. And we have a ton of fun doing it!

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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) 

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