The Mobile Lunch Box

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The Mobile Lunch Box2018-06-26T06:51:13+00:00

What and When

  • Fridays, noon -1:30 p.m., through August 17
  • Help with lunch activities at Cinnamon Ridge Apartments
    4598 Slater Road in Eagan (Cliff Road at Cedar Avenue) (map)
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What Is It?

  • Launched in 2014, as a partnership between Easter and The Open Door, The Mobile Lunch Box has grown to include nine sites in 2017.
  • The Mobile Lunch Box is a one-of-a-kind approach to addressing children’s hunger in the summertime when parents are at work and children are not in school accessing free and reduced lunch programs.
  • The Mobile Lunch Box is a retrofitted short bus lined inside with café counter style seating.
  • The Mobile Lunch Box drives into neighborhoods with healthy lunches filled with whole fruit, vegetables, and lean meats and cheese on whole grain breads.
  • Volunteers share lunch and join in fun enrichment activities with children and families at each Mobile Lunch Box site.
  • Easter has sponsored a Mobile Lunch Box site at Cinnamon Ridge apartments in Eagan since 2014.
  • In 2016, we served approximately 60 kids each week at the Cinnamon Ridge site.
  • Questions?  Contact Rhonda Doran at rdoran@easter.org or 651-452-3680
  • Learn more at theopendoorpantry.org

Activities via the Mobile Lunch Box

  • Games and art workshops
  • Puppet shows
  • Reading with volunteers and storytime with a Dakota County librarian
  • Exploring new foods through the “Passport to Flavor” veggie sampling program
Pastor Brandon introducing an activity