Lunch Lizard rides again June 1

Lunch Lizard rides again June 1
Posted on 05/25/2021
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Grand Junction, CO - School District 51’s mobile summer food program, the Lunch Lizard, returns for its seventh summer of service on June 1. The program will run Monday through Thursday each week through July 30, with the exception of a break from June 30-July 5.


Any child or teen 18 or younger can get free meals from the Lunch Lizard. This year, participants will get lunch and a to-go breakfast for the next morning Monday through Wednesday, and two breakfasts and two lunches to take home on Thursdays. Either Kids Aid or Food Bank of the Rockies will accompany the Lunch Lizard on Thursdays to offer take-home food for the weekend, and Meadow Gold is donating free ice cream for youth on Thursdays.


In addition to offering curbside pick up at seven schools, the Lunch Lizard program has two food trucks that bring free meals to neighborhoods with a higher rate of low-income families. The Lunch Lizard is an innovative way for D51 to reach hungry students who may otherwise not be able to travel to a site outside their neighborhood to get summer meals.


One Lunch Lizard truck will run a Grand Junction and Orchard Mesa route with four stops each day, and the other Lunch Lizard truck will run a Clifton route with four stops. Visit bit.ly/lunchlizard to see route stops and times.


About the Lunch Lizard

The Lunch Lizard program serves meals reimbursed through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. The program is made possible through the generosity of the Western Colorado Community Foundation, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Alpine Bank, Grand Junction Lions Club, Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry, and students at Colorado Mesa University and Independence Academy. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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