JFS Perspectives

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Emergency Lunchbox Express: Feeding Hungry Kids

Emergency Lunchbox Express: Feeding Hungry Kids

With school closures due to COVID-19, many districts set up school-based lunch sites. Unfortunately, for some children getting to these sites is not an option.

To respond to the large number of children who, for a variety of reasons, cannot access existing school-based lunch sites, we launched our Emergency Lunchbox Express program. We are delivering meals to seven locations that include large housing projects throughout metro Denver in “food deserts.” These projects house immigrant, refugee, and other vulnerable working families—all of whom have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis. JFS is providing 11,000 meals—breakfast and lunch—to vulnerable kids seven days a week.

You can help support programs like these by visiting jewishfamilyservice.org/donate.