COLORADO FOOD CLUSTER PROVIDES FREE MEAL DELIVERY FOR STUDENTS!
We have received federal funding to pay for free weekly meal delivery for students until June 30, 2021. The best part about Colorado Food Cluster is that the home delivery of suppers and snacks does not interfere with any existing breakfast and lunch service that the student(s) may be receiving already!
We’re awaiting approval for a summer meals program, so stay tuned for more information to support the youth in your area!
In an effort to alleviate the disruption and rising tide of food insecurity brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Colorado Food Cluster (CFC), a group of community organizations, is joining forces to deliver “Enrich-Kits” which include 7 days worth of free, nutritious meals every week to thousands of students, and a scannable QR code that leads to online enrichment activities.
· Any students ages 6-18 are eligible – they just need a student ID number to enroll and families can enroll multiple students in each household
· Students will receive a weekly delivery of 7 meals & 14 snacks, including milk
· Currently, we’re delivering within 20 miles of downtown Denver; we’ll keep you posted when we are able to expand further!
HOW DO FAMILIES SIGN UP?
Use this 3-minute form to sign students up – available in English & Spanish.
· Generally, it takes 1-3 weeks from sign up until the first meal delivery.
JOBS OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS
We are also looking to hire 20+ delivery drivers in the next month. Please help us by sharing this application link and flyers https://www.bondadosa.org/careers with any adults in your network.
Check out the amazing news coverage on the Colorado Food Cluster
- Telemundo Story March 25, 2021 – Un programa en Colorado permite la entrega de comida gratis a los hogares de los estudiantes
- MSU Denver Early Bird – Colorado Food Cluster supports children’s nutrition
- Fox31 – Kids get seven days of food
- Colorado Public Radio – ‘Colorado Food Cluster’ Offers Help Beyond A Student’s Next Meal
- CBS Local – Colorado Food Cluster Delivers Meals To Students In Need During Remote Learning
- Telemundo Story December 3, 2020 – Dos organizaciones en Colorado prometen ayudar a las familias más necesitadas
- Boardhawk – New Program Delivers Nutritious Meals to Denver Kids
The Colorado Food Cluster is hosting two informational sessions each week so that you can learn more about this program and how to formalize a partnership with the Colorado Food Cluster for your entire organization.
· Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30pm
· Every Friday from 10:00 – 11:00am