Lunchbox Express

Lunchbox Express


Lunchbox Express

Lunchbox Express is a simple mobile food delivery system that targets discrete areas of underserved children and brings free lunch and books to them during the summer. The program is dedicated to feeding hungry Colorado kids when school is out and children don’t have access to free or reduced-fee lunches in their schools.

See the 2019 routes in English

Rutas en español

The program operates as a sponsor of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federal program that makes nutritious lunches available during the summer at approved sites with high concentrations of low-income children. There is no proof of income required. All children 18 and under qualify for a free lunch, no matter where they live or go to school.

Utilizing repurposed school buses as the delivery vehicles, an enthusiastic band of volunteers serve thousands of meals each summer. In 2019, the program operates five buses and delivers food to 16 sites in the Denver metro area. Lunches will also be distributed at five standalone sites, including at Jewish Family Service. Learn more about volunteering!

one of the Lunchbox Express lunchesThe lunches are professionally prepared by cooks in a commercial kitchen every morning and include more than 60 varieties of salads, wraps, and sandwiches. The meals comply with USDA nutritional guidelines.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Doug Vega

Doug VegaLunchbox Express Coordinator

Ph: 720.248.4671
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