Why It Matters

Did You Know?

1,000

School-aged children registered as experiencing homelessness each year

1 in 4

households in Boulder County don’t make enough to make ends meet

35,000

people in Boulder County face food insecurity

1 in 5

children in City of Boulder schools are eligible for free or reduced lunch

Despite the belief that Boulder County is a community full of affluence, poverty is and has always been a local issue. People who come to EFAA for help may face many barriers preventing them from becoming self-sufficient. Skyrocketing housing costs and stagnant wages, among many other factors, make it nearly impossible for families experiencing hardship to ever get ahead.

EFAA’s Strategic Education efforts seek to raise awareness of these broader issues facing the most vulnerable people in our community so that we may work collaboratively to create local solutions. Our goal is to create an informed and engaged community, from citizens to businesses to local officials, on the realities facing EFAA participants and our collective solutions to improve the lives of our neighbors.

The Issues at a Glance

How You Can Help

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