In Mesa County, 42 percent of children qualify for free or reduced lunch.
During the summer, many of these same kids qualify for a meal program when school is out.
Usually Mesa Valley School District 51 offers this program at four or five schools, but this year there’s only enough funding to have it at two.
However, this summer the district plans on bringing meals to some students.
With the help of a $50,000 grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation it purchased a food truck from Denver.