MHOTC is a strong supporter of food pantries and distributing organizations. Every summer, hundreds of community sites across Colorado offer nutritious meals for no cost to children and teenagers, 18 years and younger, at safe and fun locations. FREE, nutritious meals are available to children this summer through the Summer Food Services Program, funded by the federal government. Children or their parents/guardians do not need to feel out any forms.
Visit this site to find participating food and meal distribution sites in our area.
The website includes an interactive map that’s easy to use from any device. Just type in your address or zip code and the map will show you nearby locations.
Or, call our statewide, bilingual food resource hotline toll-free at 855-855-4626 or in the Denver Metro area at 720-382-2920, anytime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You can also call the National Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) (for English) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish) between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Or text FOOD to 877877 and then enter your zip code. You’ll get a message with information about the closest summer food site. Meal sites can be schools, churches, community centers, health clinics or other facilities.
The Summer Food Services Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s administered by states. Local organizations manage the programs, but the food is paid for by the Department of Agriculture.
The Summer Food Service Program was first created as part of a larger pilot program in 1968. It became a separate program in 1975.
In many areas, the summer food program is held in community centers, camps, health clinics, hospitals, churches and other locations.