Children who rely on free and reduced-price lunch during the school year may be at the greatest risk of hunger during the summer months. In Colorado, though, children under 18 can still get free meals at more than 600 neighborhood and community-based sites.
“Last year we severed as a state served more than 1.5 million meals. That was double what we did in 2009,” says Ellie Agar with Hunger Free Colorado. “The summer food program is really critical to fill that nutritional gap during the summer months.”