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Fueling the ACADEMIC and PHYSICAL well-being of our youth. Denver ensures youth, ages 18 and younger, have access to free and healthy meals.

The Office of Children's Affairs sponsors the Summer Food and After School Meals Programs, which are administered on the Federal level by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Youth are provided with meals that include up to five food groups. All snacks and meals are low in fat, preservative free and always come with fresh fruit! Meal sites are located across Denver and can include breakfast, lunch, supper or a snack.

          No documentation required. Funded with support of the Kellogg Company Fund and FRAC.
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To become a free meal site, your organization must first meet the following qualifications:

  • Located in a Denver community in which at least 50% of the youth qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • Established as an afterschool/summer program or conducting an activity serving or targeting youth, ages 18 or under
  • Have a program or activity designed to serve approximately 25 youth daily
  • Have the ability to provide a designated area where youth can consume meals on-site
  • Have access to a refrigerator and space to store meals
  • Designate at least one staff member to serve meals and complete paper work

If your organization meets ALL of the above qualifications, please email

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