This November, you can ensure all of Colorado’s kids have access to healthy school meals. Election ballots will begin hitting mailboxes later this month, and at Illuminate, we are thrilled by the inclusion of Proposition FF: Healthy School Meals for All, a measure that would make access to school meals free for all students in Colorado starting in the 2023-2024 school year.
The Healthy School Meals for All Program supports the development of Protective Factors that have been proven to strengthen families and communities and prevent child maltreatment. The program ensures that no student goes hungry during the school day, breaking the stigma that comes with programs that only provide free meals to low-income students. Additionally, the Healthy School Meals for All Program incentivizes the purchase of healthy ingredients from local sources.
Proposition FF: Healthy School Meals for All
Make access to school meals free for all students in Colorado starting in the 2023-2024 school year.
Weighing in on the Conversation
In September, Illuminate Colorado’s Strategic Initiatives Manager, Cassie Davis, sat down virtually with the Healthy School Meals for Colorado campaign to discuss why Illuminate Colorado supports this critical measure. Watch the recording to learn more about the program’s capacity to strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment.
How Can I Help to Ensure that Colorado Provides Healthy School Meals for All of Its Students?
Vote YES on Proposition FF on Colorado’s November ballot
- Make sure you’re ready to vote on this November’s ballot! In Colorado, you can REGISTER TO VOTE and vote in person until 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 8th. In order to receive a ballot in the mail, the deadline to register to vote or update your registration is October 31.
- You can also sign up for BallotTrax – a system promoted by the Colorado Secretary of State that will allow you to track your ballot from sent to accepted. Sign up for BallotTrax here!
Click Here to Register to Vote Now!
If you would like to vote by mail, you must be registered by October 31st!
Spread the word to get others to Vote YES on FF!
- Talk to your friends and family about why you support the measure and encourage them to do so as well.
- Participate in the Healthy School Meals for All Days of Action to educate voters in your community on the topic and ask them to vote YES.
- Training, materials, and support will be provided!
Click Here to Participate in the Healthy School Meals for All Days of Action!
Sign up for canvassing shifts to educate voters in your community about Healthy School Meals for All.
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