The act creates the Colorado commodity supplemental food grant program to provide grants of money to aid county public health agencies, district public health agencies, county departments of human or social services, and food banks that have a contract with the department of human services (department) in purchasing and distributing food packages to qualifying low-income older Colorado adults.
The act creates the food bank assistance grant program in the department. The purpose of the food bank assistance grant program is to increase the amount of nutritious food that food banks are able to provide to the food bank's hunger relief partners. Subject to available appropriations, the department may provide grants of money to food banks to enhance the food bank's capacity to distribute quality foods to hunger relief partners.
For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, the act annually appropriates $1 million from the general fund to the department for the Colorado commodity supplemental food grant program.
APPROVED by Governor June 7, 2023
EFFECTIVE June 7, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)