Where can hungry Western Colorado kids and teens go to find free meals? A site offers a nationwide map indicating locations offering free meals to children.

Do you know anyone under the age of 18 who could use a free meal? There are several locations in the Grand Junction area serving meals over the summer.

Mesa County Valley 51 is using the area's school cafeterias to serve meals to those going without. Those who wish to utilize this service will have to be punctual. The window during which meals are served is brief, typically 15 minutes.

In most cases, meals are available Monday through Friday. In Grand Junction, each site has its own consistent time when food is available. For example, the school at 265 Linden Avenue in Grand Junction serves Monday through Friday from 11:10 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. up until August 4.

For those living outside of Grand Junction, please don't be discouraged by the map above. This particular sample indicates places within Grand Junction where free meals are served.

Via this website, you will find ten locations in Grand Junction offering free food. Clifton has a handful of locations, and Fruita offers one. Three can be found in Palisade.

Communities including Collbran, Nucla, and Gunnison offer services as well.

This resource could mean a world of difference for someone struggling to find food. Please spread the word and make sure those who could utilize this service have access to it.