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Free lunch for kids age 18 and under in three Lakewood parks all summer

Three Lakewood parks have been chosen for a free lunch program all summer to serve children in Lakewood. Lunchbox Express, a Jewish Family Service program, will provide free lunch to children age 18 and under Monday through Friday, May 30-Aug. 11 (no service on July 4) as follows:


  • 11-11:30 a.m. at Mountair Park, 5620 W. 14th Ave.
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Ray Ross Park, 680 S. Harlan St.
  • 12:30-1 p.m. at Morse Park, 8180 W. 20th Ave.



Children should look for the Lunchbox Express yellow school bus in each parking lot. No proof of income or identification is necessary, and all kids age 18 and under are welcome, no matter where they live or go to school.


The program operates as a sponsor of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, a federal program that makes nutritious lunches available during the summer at approved sites. The nutritionally balanced packaged meals and milk are served by volunteers from a repurposed mini-school bus. The free lunch is served on a first-come, first-served basis.


For more information about the lunch program, please visit

Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017