This summer in Colorado, more than 495 schools and community sites are opening their doors to provide nutritious meals to youth between the ages of 1 and 18 at no cost!
The Summer Food Service Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, offers “food that’s in when school is out.” Breakfast, lunch, snacks and supper are provided to children and teenagers at summer food sites across Colorado. Sites include schools, churches, recreation centers and other safe community-based locations, and many provide activities for children as well. There are no income or registration requirements for participation.
Families, parents, and youth can find nearby summer food sites and learn more about the program by searching the Summer Food Map at SummerFoodColorado.org, calling Hunger Free Colorado’s statewide hotline at (855) 855-4626, or texting “FOOD” to (720) 432-3285.
Robin Reichardt is the Child Nutrition Program Lead for Hunger Free Colorado.