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THIS MONTH'S FEATURE:
 
USDA Allows School Districts to Provide Free Meals for Kids 0-18 For School Year 2021-22
 
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The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the extension of the free meals for kids age 0-18.  The flexibility allows Durango 9-R to operate the Seamless Summer Option, which makes free meals available to all children, for free,  through the end of School Year 2021-22.  This unprecedented move will help ensure all children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Allowing school food authorities to participate under SSO during COVID-19 operations during the regular school year facilitates the safe provision of meals by eliminating the need to collect meal payments, including cash payments, at meal sites.  This speeds up service of meals, thereby reducing contact and potential exposure to COVID-19.
 
 
 
Three FarmersBuilding New Partnerships to Deepen Community Connections
 
The dedicated staff of Durango 9-R Student Nutrition Services are dedicated to creating a healthy food environment that supports student achievement through local food partnerships.  Click on the link below to learn more.
 
 
RVE School Garden
 
 
School Garden Cultivates Food, Learning Health, and Community of Riverview Students
 
A collaborative effort is growing healthy brains and bodies, robust scientific inquiry, and strong community at Riverview Elementary School.  Click on the link below to learn more about the Riverview School Garden.
 
 
 
 
Salad Bar PKE
 
 
Salad Bars at All Schools
(Currently suspended until further notice due to COVID-19)
 
Salad bars at schools increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for our students.  Click on the link below to learn more.
 
 
 
Double Up Food Bucks
 
 
 Double Up Food Bucks Program 
 
The Double Up Food Bucks program doubles the value of SNAP benefits spent at participating markets and food retail stores. Check out the new map of locations offering the Double Up Food Bucks program near you, and support these Double Up markets when you shop this season.
Click on the link below to learn more.
 
 
El programa Double Up Food Bucks duplica el valor de los beneficios de SNAP gastados en los mercados participantes y las tiendas minoristas de alimentos.  Consulte el nuevo mapa de ubicaciones que ofrecen el programa Double Up Food Bucks cerca de usted y apoye estos mercados Double Up cuando compre esta temporada.  Haga clic en el enlace de ablajo para obtener más información.
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Hunger Free Colorado
Hunger Free Colorado connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems, and social change to end hunger.  Click the link below to learn more.
 
Hunger Free Colorado conecta las personas con los recursos alimentarios para satisfacer las necesidades existentes e impulsa las politícas, los sistemas y el cambio social para acabar con el hambre.  Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para obtener más información.
 
 
Hunger Free Colorado connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems, and social change to end hunger.  Click the link below to learn more.