Colorado voters will decide on free student lunches

Tanna Schut and her family never qualified for Colorado’s free and reduced school lunch program.

Schut’s two children attend weekly therapy sessions for health reasons. One of his children goes to school in Pueblo County. His second will start school next fall.

“We already pay about $25 for a therapy session, and then we have to pay $2.50 per meal for a child,” Schut said. “Next year I’m going to have two kids in school, which will cost $5. It’s starting to add up and it’s impacting the family when you always have to pay for those school meals.

Knowing how difficult it can be to ensure children are not hungry during the school day, Schut became an advocate for the Healthy School Meals for All bill, also known as House Bill 1414, which would provide free meals to all public school students. in Colorado.

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