Speak up for extending the area eligibility waivers for the Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program that are set to expire on June 30th, 2020.

Date Posted: June 9th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a time of uncertainty for many Colorado families. In Colorado, more than 400,000 people have applied for unemployment. Families are facing stress and uncertainty during the health and economic crisis being caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. For many families, the stress of keeping food on the table is even more acute during this time of crisis 

Allowing sites to provide meals in communities that do not meet the 50 percent area eligible threshold has been essential to reaching children that may be newly eligible. In Colorado, this has meant that 189 sites that typically are non-area eligible are able to operate the Summer Food Service Program. All these sites have been operating emergency feeding based on data provided by the Colorado Department of Education. 

Please advocate for extending the area eligibility waivers for the Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program that are set to expire on June 30th, 2020.  It is important that waivers and flexibilities issued in response to COVID-19 remain in place as an option for all programs that need them until September 30th, 2020. 

Speak up for Colorado kids and families now by contact your Federal Senators and Representative and ask that they work to extend waivers to help Colorado families continue to get food through this crisis.

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