Summer Hunger: Part one

All around Colorado, there are children who dread the last day of school before summer vacation. Instead of looking forward to days filled with outdoor activities, they look ahead and see themselves without much to do in the summer, and all too often, without food.

They think of the empty cupboards and refrigerators, and of missing the school cafeteria and the meals they are served during the school year.

Summer should be a fun and carefree time for children, but in Colorado, summer vacation is the time of year when children are most at risk of experiencing hunger. Hunger interferes with children’s ability to learn, grow, and stay healthy.

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