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Aurora takes its summer food program on the road with mobile cafes

Aurora Public Schools has mobile cafes that will stop at 12 locations each day to provide meals through the Summer Food Service Program.

A new program will provide food to Aurora students over the summer months.

The Aurora Public School District (APS) provides free meals through Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally-funded child nutrition program.

This year, APS is taking some of those meals directly to those in need using school buses that have been transformed into mobile cafes.

"We're going to be taking these three activity buses, our lemonade our watermelon and our eat the rainbow buses out to the community," said Shannon Solomon, APS director of nutrition services.

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Each bus will make four stops at 12 different locations at parks and community centers. Anyone under 18 will be able to eat for free with no registration required. Adults will be able to purchase lunch for $3.90 or breakfast for $2.20.

Central High School won a district-wide contest, and students there created all three designs.

"If I had to pick one, I love the watermelon," Solomon said.

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In addition to the converted buses, the district will have 12 school sites offering the summer meals program.

> Click/tap here to find summer meals in your community.

The mobile meal program officially kicks off with a fun, family event on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon at Hinkley High School located at 1520 Chambers Rd.

Food Bank of the Rockies also partnered with APS to launch the program.

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