D51 keeping kids' stomachs satisfied for summer

By: Amy Lipman Email
By: Amy Lipman Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. District 51 kitchens are still running to keep children from feeling hungry this summer.

Three elementary schools are serving almost 200 lunches a day for free over the next six weeks.

Any child under the age of 18 can stop by Clifton, Chipeta or Rocky Mountain Elementary schools to eat the free hot lunch. The child doesn't have to be a District 51 student.

"A lot of these areas of the community have struggling families and this provides a meal source for those students that the parents in those households can count on for at least about six weeks in the summer," said Dan Sharp, director of District 51 Nutrition Services.

Lunchtime is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for all three schools.

Clifton and Chipeta are serving lunch Monday through Friday.

Rocky Mountain Elementary will be open for lunch Monday through Thursday.

Adults can buy a lunch for $3.75.

There's also free breakfast available between 8 and 8:30 a.m. at Clifton Elementary Monday through Friday and Rocky Mountain Elementary Monday through Thursday.


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