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A dear friend of mine has been volunteering with Lunchbox Express and turned me on to what they’re doing.

Lunchbox Express is an organization that provides free lunches to children 18 years of age and younger during the summer.  This organization was started locally by Allen and Hannah Levy, and is supported by Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR).  Free lunches are handed out five days a week at Munroe, CMS, and Goldrick (schools with high percentages of free and reduced lunches).  Lunchbox Express drives to each school in a yellow school bus, and hands out the free lunches from 11-11:30 AM at Munroe (first stop), 11:45 AM-12:15 PM at CMS (second stop), and 12:30-1:00 PM at Goldrick.  The lunches are nutritionally balanced, are pre-sacked, and come with juice and milk.  The free lunch program runs from May 29 – August 24.  The parents of the children do not need to complete any paperwork or demonstrate that the children qualify for this program.  All the children need to do is show up during the scheduled times to receive their free lunches.  It is also first come, first served, with second servings available if there are any extra lunches.

My friend volunteers for this program every Friday.

Learn more about Lunchbox Express here:  http://www.lunchboxexpress.org/