Lunchbox Express, a program of Jewish Family Service of Colorado, will begin providing free summer lunches through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program on May 29. Lunchbox Express is a simple mobile food delivery system that brings fresh, nutritious lunches to low-income children via mini school buses. The program targets residential areas with a high percentage of children who typically receive free or reduced-fee lunches at school during the school year.
This year, JFS has moved away from shelf-stable lunches to freshly prepared meals including more high-quality, fresh ingredients to give children healthier options. The lunches are professionally prepared by cooks in a commercial kitchen every morning and include more than 60 varieties of salads, wraps, and sandwiches. The meals comply with USDA nutritional guidelines.
Meals will be provided to all children under 18 regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
For more information about the program, please visit www.jewishfamilyservice.org/lunchbox or contact Doug Vega at 720.248.4671.