The Lunchbox: Serving local food to our community

New this year! Pick up a locally-sourced hot lunch and breakfast for the next day for children TO-GO, or eat on site and practice social distancing!
Adult meals will also be available for purchase for $10 each, CASH and CHECK ONLY.

The Lunchbox seeks to provide the community with healthy and locally-sourced meals throughout the summer. Children 18 and under eat for free and community members can purchase meals to support the program. Many Lunchbox sites will also feature a “market basket” with free donated and gleaned produce from school gardens and farmers. The Lunchbox also strives to increase consumer knowledge and skills about how to purchase and prepare low-cost, healthy meals.

The Market Basket: Starting July 13th, fresh, local produce harvested from our school gardens and farm partners will be available for the taking, first come, first serve, at ALL Lunchbox sites except for Tuesdays at Derby.

2020 Summer Meal Schedule

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Every Monday (June 22 - August 3)Derby11 am – 1 pmNorth Country Jr. High (57 Jr High Dr.)
Every Tuesday (June 23 - August 4)Derby11 am – 1 pmNorth Country Jr. High (57 Jr High Dr.)
Every Wednesday (June 17 - August 5)Barton11 am - 1 pmBarton Academy & Graded School (137 Church St.)
Every Thursday (June 18 - August 6)Newport11 am - 1 pmGardner Park (155 Gardner Park Rd, where the Farmers' Market is)
Three Fridays: July 10, 17, 24Brownington11 am - 1 pmThe Old Stone House (109 Old Stone House Rd.)


For more information about the Lunchbox, contact Amrita Parry at


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