Letter: Support Lisa Cutter, support food pantries

Posted 6/8/22

As a community volunteer, I have seen firsthand how the pandemic exponentially increased the need for assistance from our local food pantries.

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Letter: Support Lisa Cutter, support food pantries

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As a community volunteer, I have seen firsthand how the pandemic exponentially increased the need for assistance from our local food pantries. And that is also true statewide. The website feedingcolorado.org notes that “Feeding America estimates that food insecurity in Colorado has increased by nearly 20 percent due to the pandemic. That means one in eight people – almost 700,000 of our neighbors, including nearly 185,000 children – is unable to access the food they need….”

Food pantries are a lifeline, providing basic needs to our Colorado residents during these difficult times. Rep. Lisa Cutter (HD 25) has taken a leadership role in ensuring that Coloradans have access to healthy food. In the legislative session just ended, she sponsored HB22-1364, Food Pantry Assistance Grant Program, which will extend Colorado’s existing food-pantry grant and allocate an additional $5 million to the fund. Now running for Senate District 20, Cutter not only supports immediate assistance but continues to work on longer term economic issues – for example, creating new jobs and reducing costs for small business owners – this bill will help families eat better now.

Please join me in supporting Lisa Cutter, an advocate for the health and safety of all Coloradoans.

Marilyn Saltzman, Conifer

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