Summer Food Service Program

Summer Food Service Program dates for Summer 2024!

We will be serving free meals at Fanto Park (located at Park Elementary School, 510 E. 6th Avenue, Durango) this summer. We're excited to serve meals at a site that is within walking distance to Durango families in town, as well as reduce emissions from staff driving across town. 
Please join us beginning June 3, Monday through Thursday serving from 11am to 1pm. We will be operating through August 1. 
Our table will be set up by the playground on the north side of the park.
UPDATE Monday July 1-We are closely monitoring the weather today. If it is light rain, we will continue lunch service at Fanto Park, probably under the vestibule at the door to the school. If there is lightning or heavy downpours, we will not be serving meals.
For your safety and ours, during inclement weather it is likely that we will cancel service for Fanto Park. Please call or text Matthew Poling at 970-308-7157 for up to date information.

How does the Summer Food Service Program Work?

The Summer Food Service Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services. The Colorado Department of Education's Office of School Nutrition approves sponsor applications, conducts training, monitors program operations, and processes program payments.

Who can Participate?

All children 18 years of age and under who go to an approved site may receive free meals.  A person 19 years of age and over who has a mental or physical disability (as determined by a State or local educational agency) and participates during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program may also receive free meals.

Find a Free Meal Pick Up Site Near You:

  • Kids Food Finder Map:
  • Hotline Numbers
    • Hunger Free Hotline:  1-855-855-4626 (Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
    • Text "Food" to 877-877