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Great News for Colorado’s Low Income Families

Mark your calendars! June 10, 2010
Governor Ritter to Sign Food Stamp Bill

Hunger Free Colorado’s first legislative session was a success! With the help of supporting non profit partners and strong sponsors, HB 1022 passed and will be signed into law this week Thursday.

HB 1022 removes the asset test from the food stamp program in Colorado, which means grandparents raising their grand kids don’t have to sell their burial plots and those struggling in this economy don’t have to wait until they have depleted all their savings and property to feed their families. Counties will no longer have to verify assets making each case faster to process.

The bill also directs the State to create an outreach plan. This plan will create new public-private partnerships to assist low-income families with the difficult application process while drawing down a 50% federal match. This is a Victory for Colorado’s Low Income Families!

On June 10th we invite you to celebrate progress on removing barriers to enrolling in the food stamp program in Colorado. Your attendance helps show the importance of this issue to our policy makers and community. Please join us at Inner City Parish at 1:00pm at 1212 Mariposa St in Denver! Hope to see you there.

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