GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. District 51 takes their new wheels out for spin– the “Lunch Lizard” food truck is set to begin delivering food to Grand Valley kids in just two days!

The purchase of the “Lunch Lizard” food truck was made possible by funding from the Western Colorado Community Foundation and will help make food accessible to children in need.

Volunteers and district officials gathered on Friday for the “Lunch Lizard” orientation and the food truck route breakdown.

The food program will run Monday through Thursday from June 1st to June 25th.

Any child under the age of 18 can receive lunch from this mobile food program.

“We really wanted to be able to have a program in place that could go capture more kids in the summertime to make sure that they’re ready to learn when they come back in the fall,” says Dan Sharp, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for District 51.

The “Lunch Lizard” will have five stops — two in Grand Junction and another three in Orchard Mesa neighborhoods.

Stops will include Duck Pond Park from 11:00 A.M. to 11:20 A.M., Linden Point Apartments from 11:25 A.M. to 11:45 A.M., Dos Rios Elementary from 11:50 A.M. to 12: 20 P.M., Racquet Club Apartments from 1:00 P.M. to 1:20 P.M., and Lincoln Park from 1:45 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

For more information you can visit: www.mesa.k12.co.us/