Summer learning, free meals, health center services and more

Did you know...

  • that kids can get free meals this summer?
  • that the Student Health Center at Lincoln Middle School has summer hours and is available for sports physicals?
  • that the city offers a reduced fee program for activities for qualified families?
  • a community resource guide listing valuable family services is available? 

To help your summer go smoothly, we've compiled a list of services, resources and opportunities that you may find helpful. Enjoy your summer break!


PSD SunSummer Learning Opportunities

A wrap up of Poudre School District summer school and enrichment opportunities is available on the PSD Summer Learning Opportunities web page. 


Free Meals for Kids

PSD Summer Meals at Linton and Bauder

summer kids

Summer vacation is right around the corner.  Even though kids may not be in class, they can still power their minds and bodies with a nutritious meal. Poudre School District is feeding kids this summer...for free! 

Any child, age 18 and younger, in Larimer County can receive free meals this summer from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on week days, June 3 - Aug. 2 at Linton Elementary School, 4100 Caribou Drive, or Bauder Elementary School, 2345 W. Prospect Road.

 Meals will not be served on June 19, July 4 and July 5.  

Meals will be provided to all children at no charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination during the meal service. Adults may purchase a meal for $4.65. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Lunch Lab Meals

The Lunch Lab truck serves kids.

The Lunch Lab offers free meals and activities for kids under the age of 18 this summer. All kids are served regardless of income - no identification or registration required!

Lunch Lab sites in Larimer County will open Tuesday, May 28, in Loveland and Friday, May 31, in Fort Collins. Sites will be closed Tuesday, July 4.

Meals will be available at several sites, which will serve either hot or cold meals. Meals must be eaten on site, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture rules.

To see the Lunch Lab's weekly schedule with locations and meals, please visit the Food Bank of Larimer County's Lunch Lab web page. 

For information about additional food pantries or to search for food nearest you, visit the Food bank of Larimer County website. 


Student Health Center Summer Services

The Student Health Center at Lincoln Middle School is open this summer and appointments are available for any PSD student for physicals, medical care, counseling and more.

Health services offered include preventative exams, screenings and sports physicals; care for colds/flu, sprains, etc.; prescriptions and in-house lab tests; screenings and counseling for depression, anxiety, substance use, resiliency building and more! 

This summer:

  • To schedule an appointment and get enrollment and consent forms, call 970-488-4900 or visit No walk-ins please.
  • Any PSD student may be enrolled to receive care.
  • No co-pays/deductibles. Medicaid/CHP+ accepted. $0-$35 sliding scale (for qualifying families). Most commercial insurances accepted and we offer fee-for-service. No student enrolled for care is ever turned away for an inability to pay for services provided at the Centers.  
  • For more information, visit the Student Health Centers web page. 


Activities and Ways to Connect

Teen Activity Center

TAC 212 (teen activity center), 212 W. Mountain, Fort Collins | open Tuesdays-Saturday, 2-8 p.m. |

An inclusive place for 13-18 year olds to make community connections. A drug and alcohol free space - teen made, adult supported! Mental health resources available. 


City Reduced-Fee Program for Family Activities

The City of Fort Collins offers a reduced fee program for qualified families to purchase passes and pay for activities (community centers, pools, Recreator activities, sports teams) at a significantly reduced price. Families who qualify for the PSD free or reduced meals program are eligible for the city program by submitting their PSD free or reduced meals notification letter from the current school year.

Families who did not keep their original PSD eligibility letter may get a replacement letter by contacting PSD Child Nutrition Department at 970-490-3568. Learn more about the program and how to apply on the city’s Reduced Fee Program web page. 


Poudre Libraries Summer Adventure Program 

Sign up to begin your summer reading adventure (previously the summer reading challenge) with Poudre Libraries! 

Sign up on the Beanstack site or the download and use the Beanstack Tracker App for a convenient online way to track your progress. Or, go screen-free with a printed Summer Adventure guide available at the libraries or to download starting May 20. More details on the Poudre Libraries website. >>


Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Visit the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery to discover new ways to explore, learn, reflect, and have fun with a variety of engaging virtual and hands-on opportunities!


Fourth Graders, Get Your Free alt""Pass and Explore

Every Kid Outdoors Program gives all fourth grade students and their families free access to public lands. Go to the Every Kid Outdoors Program website to learn more!



Community Resources

  • NoCo Community Resource Guide

    Not sure what you may need or who can help? Being well-resourced in basic needs, such as food, clothing and housing, all support mental well-being. This guide can help you find programs to support basic needs, as well as crisis counseling, substance use and abuse. Enrichment activities are also featured.

    PSD shares this guide, updated in spring 2023, as a community service; making it publicly available does not constitute an endorsement of any business, organization, or resource. 
  • United Way 211 - United Way supports Call 211, the 24/7 go-to resource that helps people across the U.S. and Canada, find the local resources they need.
PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.