When it comes to lunch for kids, the Lunch Lizard has you covered. They've already started delivering free meals to our kids here in Mesa County.

According to KJCT, Dan Sharp, Director of Nutritional Services at District 51, said this about the Lunch Lizard:

We can help families that are struggling, that need some help financially. This way those kids can get at least one nutritious meal before they head to class in the fall.

I'm happy to see our kids are being taken care of here in Mesa County. In Mesa County one in five kids are in severe levels of poverty, according to KCJT. I think this will help.

This is the program's fourth year and they're expecting to serve over 30,0000 meals this summer, according to KJCT. The Lizard Lunch serves free lunch until August 3 and it's free for kids 18 and under. Here is the Lizard Lunch mobile schedule:

Orchard Mesa Route

May 29 - August 3

  • Monument Ridge - 2680 B 1/2 Road
    • 10:50 - 11:05 a.m.
  • Eagle Rim Park - 2746 Cheyenne Drive
    • 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
  • Pomona Park - 588 25 1/2 Road
    • 12 - 12:10 p.m.
  • Tope Elementary Park - 2220 N. 7th Street
    • 12:20 - 12:35 p.m.
  • Eureka! McConnel Science Museum - 1400 N. 7th Street
    • 12:40 - 1:05 p.m.
  • Lincoln Park - 1340 Gunnison Avenue
    • 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. (1:45 - 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays)

Clifton Route

May 29 - August 3

  • Columbine Park - 544 28 1/4 Road
    • 10:45 - 11:05 a.m.
  • Garden Village Apartments - 2601 Belford Avenue
    • 11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Applewood Estates - 516 31 1/2 Road
    • 11:45 - 12:05 p.m.
  • Mesa Avenue Park - 3216 Mesa Avenue
    • 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
  • Kimwood Park - 3240 White Avenue
    • 1 - 1:15 p.m.
  • Candlewood Community Center - 424 32 Road # 279
    • 1:25 - 1:45 p.m.

Palisade Route

May 29 - August 3

  • Palisade Mobile Homes - 131 N. Bowers Avenue
    • 11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
  • Veterans Memorial Park - 120 W. 8th Street Skate Park
    • 11:50 - 12:05 p.m.
  • Taylor Elementary - 689 Brentwood Drive
    • 12:15 - 12:35 p.m.
  • Community Pool - 571 W. 5th Street
    • 12:45 - 1:15 p.m.

Check the Lizard Lunch not mobile school site schedule here.