The Lunchbox Food Truck: Serving Local Food to Our Community

A critical part of GMFTS’s work, the Lunchbox is a summer meal site and mobile learning kitchen bringing locally grown food and food-based education to communities in the Northeast Kingdom (NEK). The program helps keep kids and communities healthy by providing free summer meals to all children 18 and under, offering affordable meals to adults for purchase, and facilitating nutrition education and food literacy.

The Lunchbox will return to the NEK starting on June 23rd, delivering free summer meals for children 18 and under TO-GO. Adults are welcome to pick up a child’s locally-sourced hot lunch and breakfast bag for the next day without children present, or eat on site with children. Adult meals will also be available for purchase at the Lunchbox for $8 each, CASH and CHECK ONLY. Lunchbox sites will also feature the Market Basket with free produce donated from school and community gardens available to all on a first-come first-served basis.

WEDNESDAYS: Children’s story hour with the Barton Public Library at 10:30 followed by Lunchbox meal service. 

THURSDAYS: Join us before lunch at the Gazebo in Gardner Park for children’s story time with the Goodrich Memorial Library at 10:30.

FRIDAYS: Head to the Old Stone House for lunch and take home a lesson plan and heritage activity kit for your prekindergarten to sixth grade aged child. All completely FREE.

Click here to sign up to receive the weekly Lunchbox menu in your inbox all summer long!

Check out the full summer schedule for the Lunchbox below:

For more information on the Lunchbox, contact Amrita Parry at

Find additional meal assistance by dialing 2-1-1 or go to the USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder at

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.