“We’ve seen hunger rise, and we know that many more families are struggling,” said Ellie Agar, a spokesperson with Hunger Free Colorado to KKTV.
District 2 is offering breakfast and lunch to any child under the age of 18-years-old during the summer months. According to KKTV, those under 18-years-old can receive free meals “regardless of income requirements, enrollment, or food assistance.”
The program launched Monday at five different locations across town:
- Otero Elementary School
- Wildflower Elementary School
- Harrison High School
- Sierra High School
- Carmel Community School
“This is really a smart way for parents to be able to stretch their budget during the summer,” said Christine O’Brien, a spokesperson with the school district to the outlet.
The program is open Monday – Thursday from June 5- 29 and July 10 – 20. For more information, CLICK HERE.
As reported by KKTV, O’Brien said, “Parents can bring in the entire family of children. They can all have a really balanced meal and breakfast. When we can do things to ease those barriers, we are all in.”