At the School Food Project, we believe that for kids to learn, think and be the best they can be, they have to eat well. Because of this, we are dedicated to improving the health of each student by providing healthy food and offering nutrition education programs to grow young bodies and minds.
WANT TO DONATE?
An estimated 10,000 Boulder students are at risk for food insecurity, due to widespread school closures and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donate to ensure that our low-income families have adequate food during school closures.
If you are a Boulder company looking to donate food products, Naturally Boulder is helping us coordinate this effort. See this message for more information.
RESOURCES TO STAY AT HOME AND COOK!
Recent school closures and stay-at-home mandates are changing the way we eat. Our team of chefs and registered dietitians are here to share tools and resources with students and families during this time. This page has an emphasis on pantry-friendly staples and the items that are distributed in our emergency food bags. You'll find recipes, helpful lessons on cooking techniques and an interactive Q&A feature where you can ask our team for help with a cooking or nutrition question.
production kitchens turning locally sourced ingredients into healthy delicious school meals.
hard working employees serving the best possible food every day.
scratch-cooked, fresh, nutritious and delicious meals served daily.
local farmer partners growing food for BVSD meals.
nutrition education events hosted in schools each year.
bags of nutritious food and fresh produce sent home every week.
different menu options served throughout the year.
LeanPath machines tracking food waste in BVSD kitchens and cafeterias.
Food program serves all Families, regardless of background
When schools closed and BVSD launched food distribution, many of the first customers were families who receive free and reduced lunch. The pandemic has now impacted people from all socioeconomic backgrounds, so the food distribution sites are now a place where BVSD families from all walks of life go to help stretch their monthly budget during these financially stressful times.
When schools closed in March, Boulder’s thriving natural and organic food industry jumped into action to help feed BVSD’s families. Within hours of the announcement, a mini-war room had been convened with leaders from Naturally Boulder, Conscious Alliance and Fresh Ideas Group to create a plan to connect local food product companies to the school district to provide in-kind donations of food.
“As a parent, the absolute worst thing you could have to worry about is feeding your kids,” says Carolyn Villa, District Manager, BVSD Food Services. The BVSD food bag program is available to all those who need it.