The Lunchbox: Serving local food to our community


The Lunchbox seeks to provide the community with healthy and locally-sourced meals throughout the summer. Children eat for free and the community can purchase a fresh and local feel-good lunch with proceeds helping to support the free summer meals program. The Lunchbox also strives to 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.
    • Community members can purchase a fresh and local feel-good lunch with all proceeds helping to support the free summer meals 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

2019 Summer Meal Schedule

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DAYTOWNTIMELOCATION
Every Wednesday (June 19 - August 14)Barton11 am – 1 pmBarton Public Library (100 Church St.)
Every Thursday (June 20 - August 15)Newport11 am – 1 pm *June 20 meals will be served from 3pm-6pm as part of Block Party. No meal service on July 4.Gardner Park (155 Gardner Park Rd.)
Monday - Friday (July 8th - August 2 only)Derby Supper 5pm-7pmNorth Country Jr. High (57 Jr High Dr)

 

For more information about the Lunchbox, contact Amrita Parry at aparry@gmfts.org.

 

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

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