Lunch Lizard introduces to-go weekend meals

Lunch Lizard introduces to-go weekend meals
Posted on 06/03/2020
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Grand Junction, CO - To help provide hunger relief in our community, 13 School District 51 Lunch Lizard program sites will offer meals for children to take home for the weekend every Friday starting June 5, 2020. 


In addition to their regular Friday meals, Lunch Lizard youth (18 & under) at specific sites can pick up two to-go breakfasts and two to-go lunches to take home for Saturday and Sunday. The extra meals will be provided on Fridays at the following locations:
* NEW TIME! Applewood Estates, 516 31 ½ Road, 11:00-11:15 a.m.
* NEW TIME! Candlewood Community Center, 424 32 Road #279, 11:30a.m. - 11:50a.m. 
* Chipeta Elementary School, 950 Chipeta Ave., 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
* Clifton Elementary School, 3276 F Road, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
* Fruitvale Elementary School, 585 30 Road, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
* NEW TIME! Kimwood Park, 3240 White Ave., 12:00 p.m.  - 12:20 p.m.
* NEW TIME! Mesa Avenue Park, 3216 Mesa Ave., 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
* NEW SITE! Nisley Elementary School, 543 28 ¾ Road, 12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. 
* Orchard Mesa Middle School, 2736 C Road, 11:15 a.m. - noon
* Pear Park Elementary School, 432 30 ¼ Road, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
* Pomona Elementary School, 588 25 ½ Road, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
* Shelledy Elementary School, 353 N. Mesa , 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
* NEW TIME! Monument Ridge Townhomes, 2680 B ½ Road, 10:45a.m. - 10:55 a.m. The new site at Nisley Elementary is replacing the stop at Columbine Park. 
All weekend meals meet USDA nutritional guidelines and include entrees, fruits, vegetables and milk. Some weekend food items will require refrigeration to be reheated for later use. The USDA is providing reimbursement for the newly added weekend meals.

The Lunch Lizard is a mobile meal service program that offers free breakfast and lunch to any youth 18 or younger at 17 sites all summer long. There are four Lunch Lizard stops that will not have weekend meals:

* NEW TIME! Eureka! McConnell Science Center, Mesa & Cannell, 11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.(lunch only)
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Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School, 2888 B ½ Road, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. * West Middle School (starts 6/15), 123 W. Orchard Ave., 11:10-11:25 a.m. (lunch only)
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13 Brix Cider Bistro, 130 W. Third St., Palisade, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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