Archive | January, 2016

Aiming for average: New data underscores need to improve food stamp administration, access across Colorado

New data highlights longstanding issues with the administration of food stamps in Colorado. Today, we released “Food Stamp Impact Reports” for all 64 counties today that detail the efficiency and effectiveness of the state-supervised, county-administered program. While some Colorado counties meet national averages and federal guidelines, the overall data shows below-average performance at the state […]

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization advancing

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee unveiled a draft, bipartisan bill to reauthorize all child nutrition programs called The Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016. The agreement provides for a five-year reauthorization of key federal school meal and child nutrition programs through fiscal year 2020. Strong child nutrition programs benefit […]

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Surviving the holidays while poor

This story was written by Hunger Through My Lens participant Andrea Fuller, and first appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Photo by Andrea Fuller. While the holiday season is meant to be a joyful time, for many of us it is a time of great financial challenge and worry. Throughout December, as Christmas and New Year’s Eve drew […]

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