The Meal Monkey lunch program was created when the Garfield County RE2 School District went to a 4-day school week resulting in no school on Fridays. Many students rely on school provided meals, consequently with no school on Fridays, these children have limited access to food over the three non-school days.
LIFT-UP, in partnership with the RE2 School District, Food Bank of the Rockies and the River Center provide meals on Fridays throughout the year at no charge to children (18 & under) in key locations in Rifle, Silt and Newcastle.
Meals are delivered by volunteers to the following locations:
FRIDAY MEAL MONKEY SCHEDULE:
11:00 a.m. Davidson
11:30 a.m. Cottonwood
12:00 p.m. Joyce Park
12:30 p.m. Centennial Park
12:00 p.m. 16th Street Park
12:00 p.m. Heron’s Nest
11:30 a.m. Appletree
12:00 p.m. Burning Mountain Park
LIFT-UP continues the program year-round with more than 1,500 lunches provided in 2019. DONATE to LIFT-UP and help us continue to support our students!