DENVER — Summer break starts this week for most Colorado school districts, but kids will still be able to get free meals in many locations.
Jeffco Public Schools Executive Director of Food and Nutrition Services Beth Wallace said it's important for students to have continuity with meals.
"We hope they're continuing reading and doing the summer things that their teachers are encouraging them to do, and they still need to have good nutrition for their brains to function well," Wallace said.
The summer lunches are separate from school year meals and are available for free to all children up to 18 years old .
Jeffco Public Schools will offer free meals from June 6 to July 15 — except on July 4 — including breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch served from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the following school sites:
- Foothills Elementary School
- Kullerstrand Elementary School
- Lawrence Elementary School
- Lumberg Elementary School
- Rose Stein Elementary School
- Welchester Elementary School
Denver Public Schools , Douglas County School District, Cherry Creek School District , Poudre School District, Littleton School District , and Brighton 27J have all announced summer lunch programs.
Aurora Public Schools will offer lunches May 31 through August 3rd at more than 30 locations including schools, recreation centers, parks and community pools.
In Adams 14 meals will be provided May 31-June 30, 2022 at the following locations Monday through Thursday:
• Alsup Elementary School
• Central Elementary School
• Kemp Elementary School
• Monaco Elementary School
• Rose Hill Elementary School
• Adams City High School
• Suncor Boys & Girls Club
From July 11-29, meals will be offered Monday through Thursday at the following sites:
• Central Elementary School (12-1:00 p.m.)
• Suncor Boys & Girls Club (12-12:30 p.m.)