The Lunchbox serves up free summer meals in Newport, Barton, Island Pond

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NEWPORT — The Lunchbox food truck, through Green Mountain Farm-to-School, will be on the road again this season serving free meals to kids 18-years-old and younger.

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The Lunchbox will be serving free meals, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to the towns of Barton, Newport, and Island Pond one day-a-week for 10 weeks.

The Lunchbox will also have adult meals and sides available for purchase, with proceeds supporting the work of Green Mountain Farm-to-School and their mission to connect children, farms, and communities through food and education.

“We’re excited to be serving free meals to kids throughout the Northeast Kingdom again this summer,” says Becca Mitchell, consumer education coordinator with GMFTS, “Also, by introducing more adult food options this year we hope to get more community members involved with our programming, showcase some of the work we do, and provide them with a delicious meal.”

Every week will feature a fun, informative taste tests and cooking demonstrations for the kids.

Throughout the summer there will also be special guest activities, including bike safety and meet-your-farmer days.

All activities are free and open to the public.

The Lunchbox Summer Meal Service Schedule:

Every Wednesday in Barton, at the Barton Public Library, located at 100 Church St.

Every Thursday in Newport, at Gardner Park.

Every Friday in Island Pond, at Pavilion Park, located at 95 Cross St.

For more information about the Lunchbox and its schedule of activities, contact Rebecca Mitchell at 802-334-2044 or rmitchell@gmfts.org.

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