February 3, 2023

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Free school lunches in Colorado will be decided on November ballot

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DENVER (KDVR) — Should every student in Colorado be able to eat lunch at school for free? It’s a question voters in the state will be faced with in the November election.

While many may be behind the concept, some are not on board with how the meals will be paid for.

Some parents, teachers and advocates for ending hunger want free school lunches for every student to be a fixture in Colorado. Federal funding helped pay for school meals for students throughout the pandemic but many of the federal funding programs are ending this year.

“It’s so expensive to live in this state for them and for me,” said Genevieve Bassett, a teacher from Jefferson County. “Colorado families have been struggling to cover all of their costs and not having to worry about their…

Gabrielle Franklin

2022-08-11 19:43:21

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