Healthy School Meals for All still needs your support

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 25, 2022

SB22-087 passed in the Senate Education Committee with a bipartisan 5-2 vote. It now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee – where it’s anticipated to face more resistance. This means that now more than ever, it is vital for Coloradans to urge their legislators to guarantee healthy school meals for all public school students in our state. 

Throughout the pandemic, the federal government implemented programs to ensure that U.S. students would have access to universal free school lunches during the public health crisis. Now, as we’ve crossed two years of the pandemic’s impact on our communities, these programs could disappear. As soon as June 30, millions of U.S. students could lose their access to free lunches. In Colorado, SB22-087 would create a Healthy School Meals for All program to ensure all Colorado students can access the nutritious food they need to learn and thrive. Without action during this legislative session, Colorado students across the state could lose their access to free lunch by summer. Join the Action Alert today! 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.