Free 'drive-thru' meal program at 8 schools, meals distributed twice weekly

posted Mar 20, 2020, 12:13 PM by Anthony Sandstrom   [ updated Apr 8, 2020, 8:22 AM by Radford Sprouse ]
District 60 students will continue to have access to free lunch and breakfast services with drive-thru pick-up of meals available at eight schools.

Note that even though Coloradans are under stay-at-home orders, picking up meals for your family is considered "essential" travel. However, schedules have been adjusted to account for the safety of workers and to limit any possible exposure in our community. 

Beginning Friday, April 10, District 60 Nutrition Services will be distributing meals twice weekly to students at eight drive-thru locations: Irving Elementary School, Risley International School, South Park Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School, Bessemer Elementary School, East High School, Heaton Middle School, and Pueblo Academy of Arts. Meals will be distributed Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, three days' worth of meals will be distributed, and on Fridays, two days' worth of meals will be distributed. Each day's worth of meals consists of one lunch and one breakfast.

Pick-up procedures have changed slightly. To pick up a meal, parents are asked to drive to the kitchen door area at their chosen school. This change allows for faster distribution of meals. D60 Foodworks staff will be on hand to distribute the meals.

The operation of this emergency feeding program is made possible through the Summer Food Service Program of USDA.

For more information or questions, call D60 Foodworks staff at (719) 240-6612.