Over 850 children right here in Routt County could be struggling to get enough food. In 2017, 22.5% of Routt County kids qualified for free or reduced price lunches.
In 2020, we distributed 75,740 healthy snacks to Routt County school-age children. If you’re interested in donating to the Rocket Pack program, we would love to work together. To make sure kids get the best snacks possible, there are certain guidelines:
- All snacks must have 8 or less grams of sugar
- Because we distribute in groups, you must donate at least 50 of the same item so that each child in that group gets the same snack
- Each snack must be individually packaged and not expired or past best-by date.
Snacks we always love to receive:
- Low sodium chips – individually packaged
- Granola bars
- Fruit snacks
- Beef Jerky
Snack donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 9 AM - 5 PM. For more information email email@example.com
Rocket Pack Summer Lunch Program
A child's need for nutritious food doesn't end with the school year. LiftUp Routt County is offering weekly meals for school-aged children during the summer, free of charge, through the Rocket Pack Summer Lunch Program. Nutritious meals support the health, well-being and performance of Routt County children. Our summer lunch program will begin on June 7, 2021. Each bag which will provide a week's worth of lunches and bags will be available at each LiftUp Food Bank location on the following schedule:
- Tuesdays 1-5 PM in Steamboat
- Tuesdays 9:30-11 AM in Oak Creek
- Wednesdays 10 AM - 1 PM in Hayden.
To register your child, download and complete the application below and return to any LiftUp Food Bank or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions contact Kristal Southworth, Food Resource Coordinator, at 970-875-3442.
Does your child, or student, need snacks during the school year?
Download and complete the School Snacks Application above and return to any LiftUp Food Bank or email to email@example.com. For more information, or questions, call 970-870-8804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org