Share Our Strength Colorado works to protect the federal nutrition assistance and nutrition education programs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed).
The Cooking Matters campaign commends members of Congress for passing the 2018 Farm Bill, the legislation that includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and SNAP-Education (SNAP-Ed).
After months of controversy and negotiation, the Farm Bill is now crossing the finish line. The great news is that there is no loss of eligibility or benefit changes. The final version protects and strengthens SNAP and SNAP-Ed so the 250,000 Colorado kids and their families struggling with hunger have access to nutritious food and the education to make healthy choices and stretch their food budget.
We are greatly appreciative of the bipartisan work done by House and Senate leadership to get this across the finish line. This also could not have happened without the hard work and powerful voices from supporters like you. Thank you for all that you did in helping us protect the programs that help feed our nation’s children. Protecting and strengthening SNAP and SNAP-Ed is essential in ending childhood hunger, and you stepped up for these kids.
Cooking Matters worked throughout the year in support of SNAP and SNAP-Ed and will continue to work with Congress and state legislatures to protect Coloradans’ access to nutritious food and food skills education. The Farm Bill will next go to the President for signature, and Cooking Matters Colorado encourages the quick pass of this bill.
Again, thank you for your hard work and support. You stood up for kids and their families and the healthy future of Colorado.
Colorado Blueprint to End Childhood Hunger – The five-year plan was created by nonprofit and government agencies from across the state and outlines data about SNAP and SNAP-Ed in Colorado. Cooking Matters Colorado is a Steering Committee member and named as a central nutrition education program.
County Impact Reports – Each year Hunger Free Colorado releases a set of reports detailing the portion of eligible Colorado residents enrolled in SNAP. Includes data points about SNAP in Colorado.
Feeding America – Offers food insecurity stats by county and congressional district.
Colorado Fact Sheet – An overview of SNAP and the people who receive food assistance in our state.
No Kid Hungry Advocacy Resources – Contains more data about SNAP and more ways to get involved.