Dear Editor,

Food assistance is important. One item on the issue of school re-openings that needs to be considered is the breakfast and lunch for students and the lack of nutrition for those who do not have access to this.

Lack of food is a growing problem with COVID-19 and the issue should not be underestimated.

An estimated 400,000 people in Colorado qualify for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

In COLORADO more than 69 percent of SNAP participants are in families with children, almost 30 percent are in families with members who are elderly, or have disabilities and more than 43 percent are in working families.

Larry Crowder

Senator / District 35

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