Routt County meal programs aimed at fighting child hunger |

Routt County meal programs aimed at fighting child hunger

LIFT-UP of Routt County food bank and case manager Sherri McKnight poses with a bag of food that will be given to a child of a low-income family. LIFT-UP of Routt County and Totally Kids have launched free summer lunch programs to combat child hunger.

At a glance

■ School-age children can qualify for LIFT-UP of Routt County’s free summer lunch program if they are enrolled in their school district’s free and reduced-cost lunch program, if their family receives food stamps or if their family income falls below 185 percent of the Annual Poverty Guidelines. To apply for the program, call 970-870-0727 or stop by LIFT-UP on Curve Court in Steamboat.

■ Totally Kids is providing free meals to children ages 1 to 18 regardless of their families’ income levels. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every weekday until Aug. 17 at Hayden Valley Elementary School. Adults can purchase breakfast for $2 and lunch for $3.