The Lunchbox: Serving local food to our community

The Lunchbox seeks to provides children with healthy, free, and locally-sourced meals throughout the summer and increase consumer knowledge and skills about how to purchase and prepare low-cost, healthy meals.

How it works:

  • Summer Meal Program Site: We produce and distribute free meals for children 18-years-old and under through a 10-week summer meal program.
  • Food Tastings: We celebrate and promote local foods and healthy eating through food tastings at local retail stores and community events.
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: We work to increase access to healthy, local food through a coupon program at retail grocery stores for SNAP recipients. Coupon Program FAQ

2016 Summer Meal Schedule

June 15- August 19

*June 16 service will be from 3 – 6 PM.

Every WednesdayBarton11:30am – 1:30pmBarton Public Library (100 Church St.)
Every ThursdayNewport11:30am – 1:30pmGardner Park (155 Gardner Park Rd.)
Every FridayIsland Pond11:30am – 1:30pmPavilion Park (95 Cross St.)


For more information about the Lunchbox, contact Rebecca Mitchell, Consumer Education Coordinator


Link to video: Bringing Free, Farm-Fresh Food to Kids During the Summer – WCAX