Westminster Kids Can Eat Lunch for Free This Summer
Westminster Public Schools presents its Summer Food Service program, where children ages 1-18 can get FREE lunches at various sites throughout the city!
Joining forces with the city of Westminster, Colorado’s Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Westminster Public Schools is hoping to offer more than 100,000 free lunches to kids in the area this summer. Families can visit certain locations Monday-Friday, between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., to take advantage of the free meals for kids 18 and under. Adult meal prices will be $3.50.
Below are the participating locations:
Westminster High School | 6933 Raleigh St. (Also offering breakfast, 8-9 a.m. Monday-Friday)
Hodgkins Elementary | 3475 W. 67th Ave.
Tennyson Knolls Elementary | 6330 Tennyson St.
Skyline Vista Park (adjacent to Skyline Vista Elementary) | 7395 Zuni St.
City Center Park | 4801 W. 92nd Ave.
City Park Recreation Center | 10455 Sheridan Blvd.
Countryside Outdoor Pool | 10470 Oak St.
Swim and Fitness Center | 3290 W. 7th Ave.
The program provided 85,000 free lunches to children last summer, as part of a statewide initiative that successfully distributed 1.5 million free meals to kids across Colorado. Approximately 20 percent of students rely on school lunches for their nutrition throughout the school year, and the purpose of the Summer Food Service program is to help fill that gap when school is out of session.
We’re very proud of what we do to ensure our students have food, not only when they are in school but throughout the school year,” Dino Valente, president of the Westminster Public Schools board, told The Westminster Window.
No registration for the program is required. Just show up with an appetite!
Do you live somewhere else besides Westminster? Your Colorado community might be participating in the program, too! Click here for a complete list.