Archive | January, 2013

When school breakfast became a part of school culture in Montrose

The lumps were quickly smoothed out of the school breakfast program at Pomona Elementary School in Montrose last year. Shortly after offering all 411 students breakfast each day in their first class, many teachers, leaders and custodians who had their doubts were converts. The biggest reason was better student behavior. “We had fewer students coming […]

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A Lift for Low-Income Families

A Lift for Low-Income Families

As a form of wage supplementation, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—a federal tax credit—lifts low-income, working families out of poverty every year when tax returns are filed. According to the Piton Foundation, evidence shows that EITC “creates an incentive for people to leave welfare for work and for low-wage workers to increase their work […]

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SNAP benefits continue to shrink as need in Colorado grows

The USDA has just released the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) data for fiscal year 2012. For families in Colorado, the news could have been better.  The average monthly benefits per household in Colorado have decreased—from $317.73 in 2011 to $305.27 in 2012. While that doesn’t seem like much, in the long run, it means […]

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A New Year’s resolution to be a part of the solution to end hunger in Colorado

Since launching in 2009, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization has made progress—thanks to hunger-free champions like you. With the support of great leaders and visionaries, committed partners and collaborators, and community supporters who serve as strong ambassadors and advocates, Hunger Free Colorado continues to break down barriers and increase access to adequate, nutritious food for all […]

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