Lunches For Vikings is a volunteer led summer program that offers free brown bag lunches to kids through 12th grade in the Stoughton Area School District who no longer have access to the free or reduced lunch at school. We provide bag lunches Monday, Wednesday and Friday for all 11 weeks of summer break. We prepare the lunches at the Stoughton Area Youth Center and distribute them at three sites around Stoughton.
Lunches include a choice of four different sandwiches, vegetable, fruit, go-gurt or cheese stick, crackers/chips, a fruit bar and a granola bar.
In 2017 we distributed 1,866 lunches, in 2018 and 2019 it rose to 3,355 lunches. Even through the COVID pandemic in 2020 we handed out 2,060 lunches and in 2021, we handed out 2,070 lunches. Last year (2022) it increased to 2,315 lunches. We have distributed over 15,000 lunches over the last six years and are looking forward to another summer.