Summer Hunger Programs

We are so excited to share that Jefferson County Public Libraries are partnering with the Lunchbox Express program to provide free lunch to children 18 and under in some of Jeffco’s most underprivileged areas. Lunches will be available- Monday through Friday – in the following 3 of our library parking lots, beginning May 30th through August 11th ( no July 4th) at the following times:

Wheat Ridge- 5475 W. 32nd Ave- 11:00-11:30
Lakewood -10200 W. 20th Ave- 11:45am- 12:15pm
Belmar- 555 S. Allison Parkway-12:30-1:00

Lunchbox Express provides free lunch throughout the summer to anyone 18 and under. The program is dedicated to feeding hungry Colorado kids when school is out and children don’t have access to free or reduced-fee lunches in their schools. There are no qualifications and no paperwork needed.

Additional information on Lunchbox Express

Today’s news coverage

Summer Food Dates & Locations

http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/services/food_services/summer_food

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  • Allendale Elementary – 5900 Oak St., Arvada, CO 80004
    Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    June 5 – July 14, Closed July 3 and 4
  • Arvada K-8 – 5751 Balsam St., Arvada, CO 80002
    Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    June 5 – July 14, Closed July 3 and 4
  • Edgewater Elementary – 5570 West 24th Ave., Edgewater, CO 80214
    Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    June 5 – July 14, Closed July 3 and 4
  • Emory Elementary – 1275 South Teller Place, Lakewood, CO 80232. 
    Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    June 5 – July 14, Closed July 3 and 4
  • Glennon Heights Elementary – 11025 West Glennon Drive, Lakewood, CO 80226 
    Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    June 5 – July 14, Closed July 3 and 4
  • Jefferson Jr./Sr. High School – 2305 Pierce St., Edgewater, CO 80214
    Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    May 31 – July 14
  • Stevens Elementary – 7101 West 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 800033
    Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    June 5 – July 14, Closed July 3 and 4
  • Swanson Elementary – 6055 West 68th Ave., Arvada, CO 80004 
    Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    June 5 – July 14, Closed July 3 and 4
  • Welchester Elementary – 13000 West 10th Ave., Golden, CO 80401
    Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    June 5 – June 9

Meals will be provided to all children at no charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination during the course of the meal service.

And one more resource –

If you have a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals.

Even if you aren’t in need, someone’s kids are. No child deserves to go hungry, ever.

This is a nationwide program so please repost for all of the children who are struggling to get enough food.

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