Kids eat free this summer in Jeffco

What to know and where to go for school grub

Staff report
Posted 5/14/21

Summer break is almost here. For many Jeffco families, food insecurity can make it a stressful time.  This summer, free breakfast and lunch will be served at 16 Jeffco school locations to community …

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Kids eat free this summer in Jeffco

What to know and where to go for school grub

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Summer break is almost here. For many Jeffco families, food insecurity can make it a stressful time. 

This summer, free breakfast and lunch will be served at 16 Jeffco school locations to community youth ages 1 - 18, regardless of enrollment status. 

JSEL locations

Ten of those locations will provide meals to JSEL (Jeffco Summer of Early Learning) students and community youth. Included in this list are the following schools:

Arvada K - 8

Bear Creek K - 8

Edgewater Elementary

Foothills Elementary

Leawood Elementary

Mortensen Elementary

Parr Elementary

Rose Stein International Elementary

Slater Elementary

*West Jefferson Elementary

JSEL students will be able to eat on-site Monday - Friday, with breakfast being served at 8 a.m., lunch from 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. and weekend meals provided each Friday.

Community youth (not enrolled in JSEL) will be able to pick up Grab-n-Go meals Monday - Friday from 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Lunch and next day breakfast will be provided, with weekend meals given out each Friday.

The JSEL partner schools will be serving summer meals from June 7 - July 16 (except Monday, July 5).

Curbside Grab-n-Go locations

The other six schools will be open as curbside Grab-n-Go sites for all children in the community. These schools include:

Arvada High School

Eiber Elementary

Green Mountain High School

Mandalay Middle School

Summit Ridge Middle School

*West Jefferson Elementary (JSEL and G-n-G location)

The community Grab-n-Go school locations will offer meals Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 - 1 p.m. Three- and four-day meal packs will be provided. These sites will operate from June 1 - July 30 (Tuesdays and

Thursdays).

Additional locations

Seven additional schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to students enrolled in summer programming in each school.

Included in this list are:

Green Mountain Elementary

Stober Elementary

Van Arsdale Elementary

Will Elementary

Adams Elementary

Welchester Elementary

South Lakewood Elementary

Parents of children enrolled in summer programming should consult their specific school for meal times.

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