LITTLETON, Colo. (KDVR) — Starvation continues to be a giant challenge many in America are coping with within the pandemic.
Feeding America estimates that fifty million could also be dealing with meals insecurity now. That’s one in three individuals right here in Colorado.
One faculty nutritionist is hoping lawmakers in Congress will comply with steps taken right here on the Entrance Vary to assist households.
Like many employees members working in schooling, the pandemic has been a busy time for Littleton Public Faculties’ Director of Diet Companies and Print Store, Jessica Gould.
“We’ve actually modified all of the completely different ways in which we’re getting our meals to youngsters. Proper now, we’re exterior, and we even have meals for our totally on-line scholar,” mentioned Gould.
That’s proper, college students that aren’t within the classroom as a result of pandemic are eligible to get meals too.
“We’re offering wholesome meals for all college students. We have now been in a position to, with waivers granted from the USDA, give no-cost meals to all of our college students in Littleton,” Gould mentioned.
It’s one thing the district began doing final March, figuring out that households who discovered themselves on laborious occasions would wish assist too.
“We’re simply a straightforward fixed. They don’t have to fret about meals. We’ve bought their again. Come to us and we’ll get you fed,” mentioned Gould.
Greater than 100,000 meals in Littleton have been distributed. Now Gould will nearly testify on a panel earlier than members of Congress, trying to duplicate Littleton’s success throughout the nation.
“I feel nationally would have the most important affect. Households which will have these challenges in Colorado, there are households in each state. So, we all know it’s going to be impactful all throughout the nation, however we’re additionally having them right here. We wish to be sure that no matter what’s happening, that baby is being arrange for fulfillment to study,” mentioned Gould.
If you’re exterior of Littleton however nonetheless want meals help, contact your faculty district to see if they’ve a nutritionist or comparable program that may assist.
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